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Feb 15, 2019
1h 53m
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In the combined world of IT and Business, cloud computing is becoming necessary to scale. In this course, Designing the Physical Cloud, you will learn foundational knowledge of how to build the physical cloud computing infrastructure, and the key technical, business, and security issues. First, you will learn how to transition apps and business processes to a cloud or hybrid environment. Next, you will align business or mission goals to the adoption of cloud computing based services. Finally, you will design and establish policies and guidelines necessary for information technology governance within a hybrid IT environment, and learn how to explain key legal, jurisdictional and data sovereignty issues. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills needed to not only design the physical cloud environment for your business needs, but also be able to lead the digital transformation of the infrastructure you manage.

About the author
About the author

Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing thought leader and an (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional instructor.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello. My name is Kevin L. Jackson, and welcome to building the physical cloud. I work with global corporations and national government entities as a brand ambassador, cloud computing and cyber security instructor, and management consultant. Cloud computing isn't delivered from white puffy things in the sky. These advanced information technology services come from highly efficient, tightly integrated, globally orchestrated, earthbound datacenters. Building the physical cloud teaches you about how those datacenters are designed, built, and managed. In this course we are going to focus on cloud logical and physical design, cloud platform management, operating systems and networks, and cloud operations and maintenance. With this knowledge you will be better prepared to discuss, evaluate, and decide on how best to adopt cloud computing for your organization. For this course you should be familiar with cloud computing service and deployment models, IT implementation options, and key data-centric security concepts. If you feel uncomfortable with those topics, please check out my three other courses, Cloud Computing and the Security Challenge, Managing Data in the Cloud, and Providing Secure Cloud Applications. Please join me as we learn about building they physical cloud at Pluralsight.