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Beginner
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May 17, 2017
Duration
1h 4m
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Are you puzzled about cloud computing but not sure where to start? In this course, Cloud Computing: The Big Picture, you'll get just what the title promises: a broad view of this important topic. First, the course looks at applications in the cloud (commonly called Software as a Service or SaaS). Next, it gives you an overview of cloud platforms, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Finally, the course looks at private clouds, which bring cloud technology on premises. After watching this course, you'll have a solid foundation for making better decisions about cloud technology and for deciding what to learn next.

About the author
About the author

David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. David has been the keynote speaker for more than a hundred events, and his seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of people in forty-five countries. His books have been published in a dozen languages, and his consulting clients have included HP, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everybody, I’m David Chappell. Welcome to my course Cloud Computing: The Big Picture.

I’m the Principal of Chappell And Associates in San Francisco, California.

I’m convinced that the rise of cloud computing is among the most important trends of our time. I don’t care what your role is; if you work in technology, cloud computing is affecting you. You might write code that runs on a cloud platform like Amazon Web Services or Azure or maybe your organization is creating a private cloud that you’ll need to manage. And whoever you are, I know that you use cloud applications.

This course provides a broad introduction to cloud computing. I don’t assume that you have any prior knowledge of the topic.

The major topics we’ll cover are:

  • Cloud applications, which are commonly referred to as Software as a Software or SaaS
  • Cloud platforms
  • Private clouds
By the end of this course, you’ll know enough to go deeper, if you choose to, into more specialized cloud topics. You’ll also be able to do a better job working with and making decisions about cloud computing.

I hope you’ll join me to learn about this important topic with the topwallpaper course Cloud Computing: The Big Picture.