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Cloud Computing Applications, Part 1

Cloud Systems and Infrastructure

This course is part of a Specialization (series of courses) called Cloud Computing.

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.

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Rating 3.3 based on 66 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks, 2-3 hours of video lectures per week, a weekly quiz (30 minutes). 3-4 hours for tutorial.
Starts Jan 21 (3 days ago)
Cost $79
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructors Roy H. Campbell, Reza Farivar
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Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Software Development Computer Security And Networks

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cloud computing in 8 reviews

It gave me solid foundation in understanding cloud computing and its applications.

I was expecting some hand-on programming or chance to work on the virtualisation techniques, it's only theories in this course which is of little use in outside world, companies need hands-on experience Understanding of this course will help you to know more about Cloud Computing and the technologies that drive Big Data Good Very theoretical course.

I doubt there is any other easier way to understand the basics of cloud computing, this course is the best kick off I found about this theme and I learned more here, than in a few months in Google because of the lack of method of learning and correctly information, which I found here and after around 20 MOOCs courses, this one seems to have the best methodology.

This course offer enought to let a person walking in his own shoes in any cloud available nowadays and was exactly what I need to undestand Cloud Computing, and I was be able learn about DevOps concept too, even not been part of this course.

This is my comparison of this course and the cloud computing concepts course.

Gives a good overview of the basics of cloud computing.

Had the cloud computing specialization started with this course, I would probably have aborted it.

After having taking Cloud Computing Concepts Part I and 2 (which were excellent), I expected a continuation of the very deep level of technical material.

high level in 4 reviews

However, in some situations, it is very high level and the instructor assumes that the audience know what he say.

This course is ok, but it gives only high level overview of cloud technologies.

It was really focused on high level concepts of different technologies, the level was really basic.

<script>alert(1);</script> This course is neither high level nor low level.

Instead it is sort of much higher level except that the instructor fails to stay at the high level and will suddenly go deep - but without providing the detail so that someone to whom this is new will be totally lost.

too much in 3 reviews

but Good , but sometimes very tedious.Plese, take examples and put them in instead dull explanation.Dull because subject , not you ;-)Thanks a lot Some lessons seemed to be going too much into details whereas others not enough details.

The content was interesting, but it was too much theory, sometimes a bit borring As a developer I consider this a very poor course.

The contents are too broad without real focused depth, and too much time spent on background info in almost all lectures.

cloud technologies in 3 reviews

A list of Cloud technologies and Services, but without use-cases *clearly* highlighting the differences between them, their relative strengths and limitations and explaining what should be used when [except for the various Amazon storage offerings].

A must for any Architect or folks trying to deploy or support Cloud technologies.

Even helpful for application or API developers to understand the Cloud technologies.

mr. campbell in one review

will flag errors in future courses Mr. Campbell's presentations are quite boring and consist of a handful of phrases repeated over and over again.

Several times it feels like Mr. Campbell has never before seen the slides he is reading from and he is simply inventing stuff.

To Mr. Campbell's presentations, I would only award ONE STAR.

He should take over the whole course and let Mr. Campbell do some research back in his office.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rating 3.3 based on 66 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks, 2-3 hours of video lectures per week, a weekly quiz (30 minutes). 3-4 hours for tutorial.
Starts Jan 21 (3 days ago)
Cost $79
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructors Roy H. Campbell, Reza Farivar
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Software Development Computer Security And Networks