Cloud Compute

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


  • Compute Introductions Video — 00:05:46
    • 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 Capabilities Video — 00:08:15
    • 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 Requirements Video — 00:07:12
    • 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 Considerations Video — 00:07:20
    • 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 Considerations Video — 00:07:15
    • 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

  • Energy Savings Video — 00:04:41
    • 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 Compute Video — 00:04:04
    • Cloud providers offer dedicated compute resources. This episode explains these dedicates hosts as compared to shared computing.

  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Compute Video — 00:04:44
    • 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 Lab Video — 00:08:19
    • 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.

  • Forecasting Video — 00:05:32
    • 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.

  • Policies Video — 00:02:55
    • Monitoring can be a sensitive issue in some organizations. Who can monitor? What can they monitor? This episode addresses these important policy issues.


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

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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