Webcast: Introduction to Cloud Computing

David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This first lecture provides an introduction to Cloud Computing and covers the historical background, definitions of Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service and […]

David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This first lecture provides an introduction to Cloud Computing and covers the historical background, definitions of Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service and details the commercial offerings from the top cloud vendors. He concludes the lecture with a demonstration of how to get started with cloud development using Windows Azure.

This second lecture introduces distributed computing concepts and a set of application architecture patterns that're popular with cloud based solutions. David then uses a Azure based apps that demonstrates these patterns.

This third lecture covers all the various cloud storage potions, what is provided by the top cloud vendors and then uses Azure to demonstrate the non-relational storage options blobs, tables and queues.

During this session you'll learn how Microsoft is driving this cloud transformation and how it provides opportunities for your businesses. It furthermore explains how Microsoft envisions the future of the cloud.

This session present via 6 complex scenario video demos a clear and pragmatic view of how to achieve integrated data center automation based on current existing products and best practices through: performance based, as well as power management based dynamic load balancing, app based disaster recovery founded on backup and recovery automation, and finally heterogeneous platform management.

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