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Enterprise Cloud Computing: Dallas – January 23 – 24, 2014


Enterprise Cloud Computing: Dallas – January 23 – 24, 2014
Thursday January 23, 2014-Friday January 24, 2014
Dallas Texas
Venue TBD

Price: $1,045.00 (including $250 early discount)

 

We offer additional discounts for groups of three or more people, government or non-profit employees, people who’ve taken a ZapThink class before, or individuals who are paying out of their own pocket. Please email us at [email protected] for a discount code you can use when registering.

ZapThink Enterprise Enterprise Cloud Computing Course: The Leading Vendor Independent, Architecture-Focused Cloud Training

The Enterprise Cloud Computing course an intensive, two day “fire hose” of information that prepares you to leverage the Cloud to achieve real business value. We cut through the hype and separate what really works from the noise.

Announcing the new version 3.0 of the course!

ZapThink’s Enterprise Cloud Computing course has no prerequisites, and is appropriate for people with different roles and levels of expertise. This course is valuable for anyone who wants in-depth knowledge about how to succeed with Cloud Computing.

With expanded, updated content on Cloud security, governance, and more. Also includes a step-by-step Cloud tutorial!

What makes the Enterprise Cloud Computing course so special?

  • Vendor independent — We discuss vendors in context, both good and bad. You get a balanced perspective on each vendor we discuss.
  • Architecture focused — The course concentrates on what architects have to do to be successful with Cloud in their own organizations. We balance technology details with organizational approaches. If you’re not an architect you’ll learn how to think like one in this class!
  • Practical — we connect theory to practice with what really works in organizations like yours.
  • Current — we refresh the course on a regular basis to reflect the latest Cloud Architecture best practices.
  • Enterprise context — We place Cloud Computing into the context of large organizations, with complex, heterogeneous IT environments and all the politics and bureaucracy that every large organization faces.
  • Led by globally recognized Cloud and Architecture thought leader — All ZapThink’s courses are developed and led by Jason Bloomberg, President of ZapThink. Jason has been an analyst with ZapThink since 2001 and is the co-author of the new book, The Agile Architecture Revolution.
  • Not too technical, not too high-level — Unlike courses offered by others, we cover the technology without getting lost in the details. We discuss the big picture but connect it to the day-to-day reality of the IT shop.
  • Available around the world — See the event schedule for all the locations we’re offering Enterprise Cloud Computing!

Someone in every class will receive a copy of The Agile Architecture Revolution for free!

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Enterprise Cloud Computing v. 3.0

Day 1

Registration: 8:00 to 8:30 AM

Module 1: Introduction & Definitions

  • Cloud Computing: Old Wine in New Bottles
  • Formal Definition of Cloud Computing
  • NIST Cloud Computing Definition Framework
    • Essential Cloud Characteristics

    • Cloud Service Models
    • Cloud Deployment Models
    • Managed Hosting vs. Cloud Computing
    • Conceptual Reference Model
    • Cloud Actors
    • Cloud Deployment Scenarios
    • The Enterprise Context
  • Relationship between Cloud & SOA
    • From SOA to Cloud

    • The Big Picture
  • Pioneers of the Cloud
    • The Birth of IaaS: Amazon Web Services

    • Amazon’s Retail Mentality
    • Amazon “Other” Revenue, aka Amazon Web Services
    • AWS Services Today (partial list)
  • The Cloud Service Models
  • Deployment Models
  • Separation of Responsibilities
  • Common IaaS Examples
    • IaaS Caveats
  • PaaS Examples
    • PaaS Caveats
  • Common SaaS Apps
    • SaaS Caveats
  • Different Multitenancy Models
  • Other Common *aaSes
  • Cloud Service Orchestration
    • Open Source Cloud Orchestration Platforms

    • OpenStack
    • OpenStack Ecosystem, Projects, and Support
    • Rackspace Private Cloud (Alamo)
    • HP’s Public Cloud
    • IBM SmartCloud
    • Eucalyptus
    • CloudStack
  • Vendor Spin
    • Oracle’s Shopping List

    • Oracle Cloud: It’s all about Oracle
    • Oracle Cloud Solutions
    • Oracle Fusion (Cloud) Apps
    • IBM’s Shopping List
    • Microsoft’s Shopping List
    • Microsoft SaaS is “Live”
    • Google Cloud Platform
  • Cutting Through the Hype

Case Study: M-Dot / Inmar

Module 2: Virtualization, Workloads, & Pods

  • Virtualization doesn’t equal Cloud
  • Traditional Infrastructure
  • Virtualization Basics
    • Types of Hypervisors
    • Type 1 (Bare Metal) Hypervisors
    • Type 2 (Hosted) Hypervisors
    • Protection Rings
    • Traditional Operating Systems
    • Server Virtualization Landscape
    • Desktop Virtualization Landscape
    • Paravirtualization
    • Full Virtualization (without Hardware Assist)
    • Full Virtualization (with Hardware Assist)
    • OS Virtualization
    • Hosted Virtualization
    • VMWare Virtual Infrastructure Management
  • Cloud Workloads
  • Pods & Cloud Control Systems
    • VMWare 5000-User Pod Example
    • Citrix Pod Example
    • Using a Cloud Control System (CCS)
    • Aggregating Workloads & Pods
    • Availability Zones
    • Pod Architectures at Cloud Providers
  • Cloud Storage Technologies
    • Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
    • DAS Management Challenges
    • Storage Area Networks (SAN)
    • Availability Zone Physical Architecture
    • Sizing SANs

Module 3: Cloud Configuration

  • The Context for Automated Cloud Configuration
  • Fully Automated Provisioning
    • VM Images
    • Automated Provisioning of Environment from Spec
    • No Direct Management of Individual Boxes
    • Revert to “Previously Good State” at Any Time
    • Easier to Reprovision Than Repair
    • Anyone can Deploy or Update an Environment
  • The Toss Test (Hypothetical!)
  • NetFlix Chaos Monkey (Real!)
  • Netflix Simian Army
  • Cloud Configuration Toolchain
    • Toolchain: Provisioning
    • Toolchain: Release Management
    • Toolchain: Monitoring & Control
    • AWS CloudFormation
  • Cloud Configuration Maturity Levels

Case Study: reddit Condé Nast

Module 4: Architecting for the Cloud

  • Cloud Computing Roadmap
    • EA Cloud Strategy

    • TOGAF & Cloud
    • Phased Strategy for Cloud Migration
    • Cloud Deployment Choices
  • Architect for the Cloud
    • Elasticity Makes Clouds Cloudy!

    • The Challenge of Elasticity
    • The Dark Side: Enterprise IT
    • Forces of Change in Enterprise IT
    • The Challenge of Applications
    • What About Enterprise App Vendors?
    • The Challenge of Scalability
    • The Challenge of Fault Tolerance
    • The Challenge of Control
    • The Challenge of Mobility
    • Elastic Thinking
  • Diverse Application Challenges
  • CAP Theorem
    • Basic Availability

    • Partition Tolerance
    • High Availability Consistency
    • Enforced Consistency
    • Eventual Consistency
    • Eventual Consistency Throughout History
    • BASE instead of ACID
    • Is Synching All That Bad?
    • Soft State
    • Are you Ready for Inconsistent Data?
  • The Challenge of State
    • Avoid the “Matrix” Problem

    • Scalability & State, The Old Way
    • The Secret to Transferring App State to the Client
    • HATEOAS
    • What is REST Anyway?
    • REST vs. HOA
    • Essential REST Terminology
    • Uniform Interface
    • Four Architectural Constraints
    • Separation of Resource from Representation
    • Manipulation of Resources by Representations
    • Self-Descriptive Messages
    • Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State
  • Is REST about APIs?
    • Deltacloud: RESTful APIs to the Cloud

    • Deltacloud Example
  • Cacheability in the Cloud
    • Using Caches in the Cloud

    • HOA & Caches
  • HATEOAS in Action
    • The Challenge of SOA-Based BPM

    • Hypermedia-Oriented Architecture
  • The Light Side: The World of Web Scale
  • Cloud Coding Best Practices
Exercise: Application consolidation & migration

Module 5: Amazon Web Services Tutorial

  • Why AWS for this Tutorial?
    • Remember, AWS is IaaS
  • Deploying a Sample App
    • Provisioning in Progress (less than 5 minutes)

    • Provisions Environment & Creates Sample App
    • Events Tab Shows Automated Steps
    • Home Page of Sample App
    • Let’s Create Our Own Application
    • Container (VM) Choices
    • This is Our dev Environment
    • Selecting the Free Instance Type
    • Environment Provisioning in Progress (about 5 min.)
    • dev Environment Provisioned
    • It’s php All Right!
    • Configuration Options
    • More Configuration Options
  • EC2 Dashboard
  • My Instances – Can’t Log Into Them!
  • Need a Key Pair
    • Key Pair Created, Private Key Saved

    • Select Default Security Group
    • Turn On SSH Access
    • Copy Public DNS into WebPuTTY
    • Import Private Key (converted with PuTTYgen)
    • Logged in (Root Available with Paid Instance Types)
  • AMI Instance Options
Class Ends at 5:00 PM

Day Two

Class Begins at 8:30 AM

Module 6: Cloud Standards

  • The Problem with Standards
  • Context for Cloud Standards
    • Scope of Cloud Standardization
    • Who’s Talking to Whom?
    • Cloud Standards Taxonomy
    • Cloud Standards Landscape
    • Prevailing Standardization Approaches
  • Are We Talking About APIs?
    • Compute API Support
    • Amazon AWS APIs
    • Eucalyptus & Amazon AWS APIs
    • OpenStack APIs
    • Cloud APIs: Future Trends
  • Core Cloud Standards
    • OVF
    • CIMI
    • OCCI
    • CDMI
    • Essential Security Standards
  • Cloud Standards Bodies – PaaS
    • PaaS: Cloud4SOA Consortium
  • Cloud Semantic Standards
    • Semantics Depend Upon Context
    • Semantic Interop Largely Manual
    • Types of Application Semantics
    • Semantic Description of a Cloud Application
    • Semantic Conflicts

Module 7: Cloud Security

  • Four Disciplines of Cloud Security
  • #1: Establish Your Risk Profile
    • Risk Profile Defines Control & Technology Requirements
  • # 2: Conduct Asset Inventory
    • Applying the Security Control Model
  • #3: Threat & Vulnerability Analysis
    • Threat Models

    • Attacker Profiles
    • Targets
    • Cloud Vulnerabilities
  • #4: Control Management & Business Resiliency
    • Business Resiliency Capabilities

    • Cloud Security Maturity
    • The Three Core Cloud Access Control Concerns
    • Cloud Security: Authorization
  • Federated Security
    • Federated Identity Standards & Technologies

    • Identity Mediation to the Cloud
    • Example: Vordel Cloud Gateway
    • Vordel’s Drag & Drop Policy Development
    • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
    • SAML Transaction Steps
    • OAuth Authentication Flow
    • Is OAuth Doomed?
    • Identity Federation (Microsoft)
    • Windows to EC2
  • Securing Cloud-Based Solutions
    • Granular Access Control

    • Cloud Security: Data Confidentiality
    • Cryptographically Enforced Data-Centric Security
    • Know Your Data: Data Lineage & Provenance
    • Data Provenance
    • Data Remanence
    • Cloud Security: Data Availability
    • Secure Computation
    • Security Best Practices for NoSQL Data Stores
    • Secure Data Storage & Transaction Logs
    • Endpoint Input Validation & Filtering
    • Real-time Security Monitoring
    • Privacy-Preserving Data Mining and Analytics
  • Virtual Security (VirtSec)
    • VirtSec: External Security

    • Typical DMZ (No Virtualization)
    • Partially Virtualized DMZ
    • Completely Screened DMZ
    • VirtSec Gotchas
    • Securing Tiers in AWS
  • Multitenancy with Cloud Networks
    • Build a Flow thru a Tunnel
  • Public vs. Private Clouds: Which Are More Secure?
  • What about a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?
    • Creating AWS VPC

    • Kerberos to VPC
    • Public, Private, or VPC?

Case Study: Amazon.com

Module 8: Cloud Governance

  • Governance is Key to Agile Architecture
  • Governance Leads to Empowerment
  • What is Governance?
  • Governance Domains
    • Governance & Enterprise Risk Management

    • Cloud Governance Challenges
    • Cloud Availability & Failover
    • Dealing with Cloud Reliability Example: Amazon EC2
    • Cloud Governance as VM Governance
    • Sample Amazon Simple Queue Service Policy
    • Rogue Clouds
  • Cloud Service Brokers (CSBs)
    • Unclear Nature of CSB

    • Forrester’s Unified Cloud Broker
    • CSB Topology Options
    • NNSA CSB Key Workflows, Enclaves, and Modules
    • Pilot Texas Cloud Offering
    • CSB Roadmap
  • #5: Visibility, Auditability, Collaboration & Governance
    • Audit Requirements

    • Cloud Assurance
    • Incident Response
  • eDiscovery and the Cloud
    • eDiscovery Issues

    • Cloud Compliance Directions
    • Cloud Compliance Model
  • Auditing & Logging
  • PCI and EU DPD
  • The Cloud Mandate in the US Government
    • Our Tax Dollars At Work

    • The 25 Point Plan
    • “Cloud First” Policy
    • FedRAMP
    • Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs)
    • FedRAMP Hurdles
Exercise: Cloud Governance

Module 9: Big Data & the Cloud

  • What are “Big Data”?
    • Today’s Big Data are Tomorrow’s “Small” Data

    • Big Data Crisis Point
    • Parkinson’s Law (Big Data Corollary)
    • The Three V’s
    • 2012 Big Data Technology Landscape
  • What are Big Data for?
    • Real Time?

    • Big Data Motivations
  • Cloud Features & Big Data
    • Big Data & The Cloud
  • NoSQL Landscape
    • Apache Cassandra

    • Other Leading Open Source NoSQL Choices
    • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Enter Hadoop
    • Hadoop Value Proposition

    • The Hadoop Challenge
    • Hadoop Distributed File System
    • MapReduce
    • Exhaustive Processing
    • Hadoop Architecture
    • Big Data at Apache: Pig, Hive & Zookeeper
    • Common Hadoop Mistakes
    • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
    • Setting the Bar for Private Clouds
    • Hadoop Architecture @ Orbitz
    • Orbitz: Single Input Record and Results
  • Big Data Governance
    • Governance the Old Way

    • Governance the New Way The Secret to Big Data Governance
    • Analytics vs. Curation
    • Next-Gen Data Governance Tool
    • Our Tools are Only as Good as our Architecture
  • Cloud is an Emerging Market
Class Ends at 3:00 PM

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

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