Cloud Compute

Learn about cloud computing and how to run service and applications within the cloud.

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Course description

Cloud computing offers many benefits. Explore the various technological requirements of cloud computing and various things to consider when setting up cloud computing: performance considerations, cost considerations, dedicated versus shared computing and how to plan for future demands.

Course syllabus

Compute IntroductionsDuration: 5:46

This episode introduces a significant benefit of cloud solutions: cloud compute. Cloud compute offers the ability to run services and applications within the cloud.

CPU CapabilitiesDuration: 8:15

As a cloud administrator it will be important for you to understand compute features of cloud solutions. This episode defines technologies and concepts related to cloud compute.

Memory RequirementsDuration: 7:12

Just like local physical computers, cloud compute required memory access as well as CPU access. This episode explains memory requirements and ballooning technologies available in cloud solutions.

Performance ConsiderationsDuration: 7:20

The performance of cloud compute instances is important and selecting the right CPU options and instance types/classes is important. This episode explains the important concepts. related to performance.

Cost ConsiderationsDuration: 7:15

Getting the most value for your expense is important of all areas of IT and particularly in cloud computing. Configured improperly, you can easily spend more than required. This episode allows you to gain experience working with the three big cloud vendor’s pricing calculators.

Energy SavingsDuration: 4:41

Cloud computing can provide significant energy savings with both public and private cloud solutions. This episode explains why and how to achieve energy savings.

Dedicated versus Shared ComputeDuration: 4:04

Cloud providers offer dedicated compute resources. This episode explains these dedicates hosts as compared to shared computing.

High Availability and Disaster Recovery for ComputeDuration: 4:44

A significant feature required by many modern business applications is high availability. This episode explains the high availability and disaster recovery options in cloud computing related to compute.

Monitoring LabDuration: 8:19

Monitoring IT systems is important. Cloud solutions offer monitoring and the operating systems implemented in VM instances can be monitored with internal tools as well. This episode explores monitoring terminology and processes.

ForecastingDuration: 5:32

This episode addresses the important issue of forecasting. Looking at what has happened and is happening in your cloud solution can help you predict future demands.

PoliciesDuration: 2:55

Monitoring can be a sensitive issue in some organizations. Who can monitor? What can they monitor? This episode addresses these important policy issues.

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter


Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. He started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded the technical content development and training company SysEdCo in 1997, which he continues to operate.

Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and holds many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations. He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry.

Tom uses AWS to run several business websites as well as test labs used for content creation and management. According to Tom, "AWS is everything I did in the 90s, and more, in the cloud!” Tom lives in Ohio with his lovely wife Julie and enjoys anything related to technology, learning and human potential. lth and status of a 60-node SIEM cluster designed to handle data from 60,000 data sources.

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