/An Introduction to Cloud Computing: Reality and Pitfalls
This session will introduce and examine Cloud Computing, describe the software and hardware components from which cloud infrastructure and platforms are constructed, and explain the methods for building and managing scalable cloud applications.
Case studies drawn from industrial applications of cloud computing will be used throughout to motivate the exploration of cloud service models.
Attendees will gain knowledge about the different types of Cloud Computing service models that exist and will be able to judge which cloud service model (e.g., public, private, hybrid) can be useful for their organisation. They will be able to understand the knowledge and skills that are required to successfully design and build scalable systems on cloud. The aim of the session is for attendees to leave knowing what is feasible with Cloud Computing and the pitfalls that they should be aware of.
The session is particularly suited for decision makers as well as for people who want to gain a better understanding of the topic of Cloud Computing. The session does not assume prior knowledge about Cloud Computing although some basic understanding of Operating Systems will make it easier to follow.