Course Overview

Duration : 5 Days

This course educates participants on building cloud infrastructure based on a cloud computing reference model. The reference model includes five fundamental layers (physical, virtual, control, orchestration, and service) and three cross-layer functions (business continuity, security, and service management) for building a cloud infrastructure. For each layer and cross-layer function, this course covers the comprising technologies, components, processes, and mechanisms. This course takes an open-approach to describe the concepts and technologies, which are further illustrated and reinforced with EMC-related product examples. The course follows the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology as a guide for all definitions of cloud computing. Upon completing this course, participants will have the knowledge to make informed decisions on technologies, processes, and mechanisms required to build a cloud infrastructure.


Who Should Attend

Benefits IT professionals responsible for architecting and managing the cloud.


Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:



  • Basic understanding of computer architecture, operating system, and database
  • Experience in compute system, storage and network infrastructure will be an added advantage


Course Objectives

Gain the skills needed to make informed decisions on building and managing cloud infrastructure. The course is ideal for gaining a broad understanding of the cloud computing reference model and the fundamental principles of building a cloud infrastructure.


Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Essential characteristics of cloud computing
  • Cloud service models and cloud service brokerage

Module 2: Building the Cloud Infrastructure

  • Cloud computing reference model
  • Deployment options and solutions for building cloud infrastructure
  • Considerations for building cloud infrastructure

Module 3: Physical Layer

  • Compute system
  • Storage system architecture
  • Network connectivity

Module 4: Virtual Layer

  • Virtual layer functions
  • Virtualization software
  • Resource pool and virtual resources

Module 5: Control Layer

  • Control layer functions
  • Control software
  • Software-defined approach for managing IT infrastructure
  • Resource optimization techniques

Module 6: Service and Orchestration Layers

  • Service layer functions
  • Cloud portal
  • Cloud interface standards
  • Protocols for accessing cloud services
  • Service orchestration
  • Cloud service lifecycle

Module 7: Business Continuity

  • Business continuity and service availability
  • Fault tolerance mechanisms
  • Backup and replication
  • Cloud application resiliency

Module 8: Security

  • Cloud security threats
  • Cloud security mechanisms
  • Governance, risk, and compliance

Module 9: Service Management

  • Service portfolio management processes
  • Service operation management processes