Cloud Computing: Part 1
This course is the first in a series of three courses covering introductory, intermediate and advanced topics in cloud computing. This course serves as an introduction to cloud computing for individuals and organizations. Dr. Laplante reviews the following topics Basic concepts (e.g., cloud computing definitions, essential characteristics of clouds, the value proposition for cloud computing); National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) model for cloud infrastructure elements; Cloud infrastructure from the consumer and producer views; basic issues in cloud security; Cloud usage scenarios (including public, private, community and hybrid clouds); and Consumer-producer relationship (service agreements, promises and limitations). This introductory course is substantially based on two publications on cloud computing prepared by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (or NIST) for use by federal agencies and the public. As such, these publications represent definitive references for cloud computing technology. The two publications are: Cloud Computing Definition, NIST SP 800-145 (Mell, P. and Grance, T., 2011) and Draft Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations, NIST SP 800-146, (Badger et al., 2012).
Dr. Laplante is Professor of Software Engineering at Penn State, where he teaches and conducts applied research in software and systems engineering. He has over 25 years of experience building, studying, and teaching about various kinds of software systems. Dr. Laplante has authored or edited 28 books and has published more than 200 scholarly papers. Dr. Laplante is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE. He is also currently leading the team that is writing the licensure exam for software engineers in the United States.
Publication Year: 2012