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Cloud Computing Applications, Part 1

Cloud Systems and Infrastructure

This course is a part of Cloud Computing, a 7-course Specialization series from Coursera.

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 3.6 based on 95 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 Jun 10 (3 weeks 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

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cloud computing in 10 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.

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.

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very good in 6 reviews

Very good course content.

Very good introductory level courses.

Coming out from two very good predecessors (C3, parts 1&2), this course is somewhat a disappointment.

very good and insightful course for beginners its Best course for me i'm very satisfied and get knowledge, its better for my future A really good course to present the entire landscape of Cloud Infrastructure in a concise format.

Very good Provider a lot of materials on cloud application, infrastructure and storage service, not deeply enough to known the inside.

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too much in 5 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.

This is more of a non-technical level overview of some popular and some random cloud tools covered at a level that is not technical enough to gain anything from but in too much tedious detail to be consumable for the parts that are interesting.

Excellent videos with appropriate quizzes to check the analyse the depth of learning Nice course but too much theory.

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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.

<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.

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easy to understand in 3 reviews

easy to understand the cloud infrastructure and why cloud need for future business and technology.

Interresting, but too easy to understand.

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very basic in 3 reviews

A really great course for a novice very basic It's very useful.

The homeworks of this course are simply checking for a very basic understanding of the topics.

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Rating 3.6 based on 95 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 Jun 10 (3 weeks 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

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