Cloud Economics, Metrics and Migration
Continuing Education

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Course Description:

Deciding to migrate a business’ IT infrastructure to the Cloud involves a great deal more than the realization that one may not have to purchase all of the software, hardware and IT infrastructure nominally required to run the business. First, is it a sound economic decision? How can we measure net present value? Benefit ratios? Payback periods?

Are there metrics we can use to determine if the Cloud is a viable solution? Measuring the Cloud requires that we examine issues of security, usage and response time in terms of metrics – can these be quantified? Once a decision has been made to migrate, how can we devise a plan? Questions like how can I characterize my business; what are my mission critical systems, and do I follow the evolution or the Big Bang concept must be addressed.

And, once there, how can a business establish sustainable operations within the Cloud?

These and other key issues with migrating to the Cloud are addressed for the business management team contemplating a move into the Cloud.

Duration: 108 minutes

PDH: 1.8

CEU: 0.18

 

Module 1 – Economics of the Cloud

  • Introduction
  • Net Present Value; Benefit Ratios; Payback Periods
  • Common Infrastructure and Utility Pricing
  • Economics of being Disconnected

Module 2 – Measuring the Cloud

  • Introduction
  • Security Metrics
  • Usage Metrics
  • Response Time Metrics

Module 3 – Cloud Migration Plan

  • Introduction
  • How do you characterize your organization?
  • What are your mission critical systems?
  • Evolution or Big Bang?

Module 4 – Sustainable Operations in the Cloud

  • Introduction
  • Now that you’re there, what do you do?
  • Maintenance in the Cloud?
  • System Administration?

Module 5 – Migrating to the Cloud

  • How do you characterize your organization?
  • What are your mission critical systems?
  • Evolution or Big Bang?
  • 2 Quiz Questions 
 

Cloud Economics, Metrics and Migration

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