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Cloud Computing Executive Seminar

Unless you have been in a cave for the last few years you, have heard of cloud computing. Its vernacular has made its way into everyday speech. Two things everyone can agree on: 1) it is overhyped 2) it is important to understand.

Cloud Computing for Executives seminar has one goal: how to put cloud computing to work for your company to reduce IT expense, and increase opportunities. Turn your IT expenses from patch, support, maintain to providing business value.


We enable executives and senior management to make the right choices. There is a lot of information out there. There is also a lot of disinformation. Hype and hyperbole rule the day when it comes to cloud computing. Cut through the BS and put this technology to work to make your organization more agile. Your competitors are. 


Cloud computing is more than just a tech fad. The power this technology brings substantially changes IT. Your whole IT infrastructure is dynamic and infinitely configurable and flexible. This is a major game changer. It is not just technology.The whole way you think about problem solving is different. 


IT departments and Internet startups need the proper training to adopt Cloud Computing effectively. This training starts with having senior management understanding the technology.


Cloud computing will change the way you organize your team. You need to understand the economics of it. But it is more than just price. It is drastically changing the strategic inflection points. 


Yes the price of maintaining your IT infrastructure will go down. A far greater concern for you is the opportunity cost of not adopting cloud computing. Your organization is not able to respond effectively to rapid change. It is like brining a knife to a predator drone battle. 


Executive Seminars are brief, focused onsite classes on IT technical topics. The objective is to get your decision makers on the same page and avoid costly technology mistakes.


This seminar goes beyond just the tools and vendors, but tries to cover the whole ecosystem. Cloud computing and virtualization are real IT game changers. It really changes all of the rules. This course shows how to exploit it and how the whole IT mindset has to change to allow for more agility.

This seminar covers the following subjects:

  • Economics of Cloud Computing 
  • Cloud Computing Basics 
  • Virtualization Basics 
  • Cloud Orchestration/IaaS 
    • Amazon WS EC2 (IaaS/SOA) 
    • Cloud Orchestration 
    • Other IaaS players
  • Ecosystem 
  • DevOps vs Traditional IT 
  • Tools, Software, Clustering
  • PaaS
    • Microsoft Azure (PaaS)
    • Google App Engine (PaaS)
    • VMWare CloudFoundry 
    • Other PaaS players 
  • Private Cloud
    • Eucalyptus
    • XenServer (private cloud) 
    • vSphere (private cloud) 
    • CloudStack
  • Public Cloud
    • Amazon AWS (EC2, S3, et al), OpenStack, OpenNebula, CloudStack
  • Hybrid Cloud
    • RightScale, DIY, Scalr, RedHat CloudFront and more 
    • JCloud, LibCloud, DeltaCloud
    • Single pane of glass
  • Major players
  • Notable Hardware 
  • NoSQL, Distributed Caching, MapReduce and BigData 
  • Case Studies: Starbucks, Zynga, and more.

We cover various vendors and where they fit: Amazon, Oracle, IBM, HP, Citrix, VMWare, Cisco, RackSpace, and more.

You should leave the seminar with some clear cut ideas on how to apply the cloud computing model to your business to reduce costs and increase flexibility and scalability of your organization.


This seminar is onsite. The seminar is only available in the San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas. The costs is $2,500 for a five hour course. Call (415) 484-8348 to book this seminar.

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