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Cloud Computing Applications, Part 1: Cloud Systems and Infrastructure, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About this Course

Welcome to the Cloud Computing Applications course, the first part of a two-course series designed to give you a comprehensive view on the world of Cloud Computing and Big Data! In this first course we cover a multitude of technologies that comprise the modern concept of cloud computing. Cloud computing is an information technology revolution that has just started to impact many enterprise computing systems in major ways, and it will change the face of computing in the years to come. We start the first week by introducing some major concepts in cloud computing, the economics foundations of it and we introduce the concept of big data. We also cover the concept of software defined architectures, and how virtualization results in cloud infrastructure and how cloud service providers organize their offerings. In week two, we cover virtualization and containers with deeper focus, including lectures on Docker, JVM and Kubernates. We finish up week two by comparing the infrastructure as a service offering by the big three: Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Week three moves to higher level of cloud offering, including platform as a service, mobile backend as a service and even serverless architectures. We also talk about some of the cloud middleware technologies that are fundamental to cloud based applications such as RPC and REST, JSON and load balancing. Week three also covers metal as a service (MaaS), where physical machines are provisioned in a cloud environment. Week four introduces higher level cloud services with special focus on cloud storage services. We introduce Hive, HDFS and Ceph as pure Big Data Storage and file systems, and move on to cloud object storage systems, virtual hard drives and virtual archival storage options. As discussion on Dropbox cloud solution wraps up week 4 and the course....

Top reviews

By SP

Feb 18, 2017

Well structured course. Gives a good overview of the basics of cloud computing. couple of typos in the transcripts. will flag errors in future courses

By UN

Apr 10, 2018

Understanding of this course will help you to know more about Cloud Computing and the technologies that drive Big Data

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By pranav vyas

Mar 26, 2019

Course was good

By lowell stadelman

Mar 10, 2019

Great course on the foundations of the cloud. Excellent Lectures

By Iga Rygielska

Feb 15, 2019

interesting topics but explanation is sometimes unclear

By Amit Punpale

Feb 10, 2019

The course covers lots of areas and you hear lots of keywords. But it doesn't cover any of the aspects in depth. For me it was very basic course and having some practical aspects would have made it a much interesting course.

By Kamath Shirur Sridhar

Feb 06, 2019

very good and insightful course for beginners

By Rizwan Hussain

Dec 22, 2018

its Best course for me i'm very satisfied and get knowledge, its better for my future

By Dronesh Diwan

Nov 29, 2018

A really good course to present the entire landscape of Cloud Infrastructure in a concise format. Course provides a good comparison of all the latest technologies and offerings. This will really help anyone working or aspiring to work in this space to make better decisions and choose the optimal solutions.

By Vinayaka Ravi Chandra

Nov 12, 2018

nice

By Anurag Dhoyndiyal

Nov 12, 2018

great course

By Luis Felipe Poleo

Oct 20, 2018

The flow of the course was so natural and well explained.