2.2 Cloud Elements

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Welcome back to CyberRays. Cloud Architecture, foundations All you propeller heads out there get your turban equipped learning hats and your three D glasses on and let's get ready for module to point to cloud elements.
So in our last video, we had an introduction to a key accounting stuff, and we learned about incorporating charts and graphs into our accounting spreadsheets. And then we looked at some stuff that we do care about, like the accounting methods like chargebacks and Meet a Ring that gives us the ability to charge back to our departments and users there cloud usage
and gives us great visibility to White Cloud Service is our organization is using,
and when we run out of internal resources, we scale out our private cloud to the public cloud with really cool and cloud bursting technology.
In this video,
we will be looking deeper into some of the cloud elements that make the cloud so compelling to today's enterprises, and we will give you propeller head, some areas of homework to start focusing on. So if you're ready,
put on your three D glasses and let's get our cloud on.
So been there, done that. We've talked about the way the clown gets visibility and pay for use building just like a service utility. And we work through the concept of cloud elasticity and clown bursting to scale up and then scale our network out using the public cloud. And it's amazing. Platform is a service capabilities.
What we're going to attack next on this roller coaster ride is a bit more on cloud virtual ization,
cloud management, automation and the clouds do it yourself model of self provisioning and self service. So hold on Our next deep dive is right ahead.
So according to the com T I. A Clown plus Certification Guide, written by Scott Wilson and Eric Vandenberg, A great read, by the way. And I'm a big fan of the com T A. I T certification program thes air the cloud elements that will become the targets of our control and management tools. In our cloud environment, an element is the resource, and the target
is that resource in the clown that we 0.2 for the purpose of management
and control
a hyper visor. This is the underlying operating system that manages our virtual machines, and we, or the cloud maintains through the service is such a CZ patch management, we will talk more on that later.
Virtual resource is of the target objects for a cloud management tool that collects resource utilization, metrics, benchmarks and usage and performance thresholds.
A virtual machine such as the server platform are Dev Ops team is using to develop its new software would be a target object for a clown backup solution to ensure we have configured the clouds. Best practices for cloud Continued operations Coop and Business Continuity, Disaster and Recovery. B C D E r
A cloud based virtual appliance like a firewall cans be cloud access Security broker quaff Web application, firewall for our Web applications and load balancers for the sharing and shaping of traffic Across redundant passed to our public cloud. Resource is are all virtual plants. Targets for management service is such a czar. Cloud dashboard
cloud storage can be targets for dashboards, for visibility and for the monitoring and reporting of your clown data backups, Recovery point and recovery time objectives are pios and art. EOS more on that later and elastic provisioning tools to scale out more storage when you and your organization need it.
So what element is a cloud resource, any cloud resource that we might want to manage and have visibility to either in our cloud dashboards or in our cloud accounting tools.
Cloud targets are the cloud elements were actually controlling and reporting on our businesses virtual machine, for example that is in the AWS platform. And remember that there is a bridge between our business is private cloud our network and the public cloud.
That bridge allows us, for example, if we have a security compliance to, like a SIM that analyzes and report security, insert incidents in our internal network, their bridges between our network and the cloud, and that allows our SIM to pull
security incidents and events and longs and pull that data from the clown so that we can report on security. State of our service is and our data in the cloud.
So our network, via public cloud bridging is reporting using our own business intelligence. And you thought we were just going to learn about accounting principles and spreadsheets really lengthy ZX two images that I found with the power of a browser and an Internet search engine, as they say, just used the amazing GTs Google that stuff protocol and you're there.
Cloud Operations Management is concerned with designing, overseeing, controlling and managing your clown operations. The goal of cloud operations is to ensure the efficient use of cloud resource is as well as meeting your organization's quality of service and service level agreements. Cloud operations management is all about cloud customer satisfaction
through the management of the hardware,
software and network infrastructures in the customer's cloud environment, promoting efficiency and a lean and mean cloud environment.
So a couple of more cloud elements that are unique to the cloud or self provisioning and self service self provisioning of self servicing cloud environments allows knowledge workers to do for themselves what once took weeks or even months of coordinated activity provisioned and manage. The 80 resource is needed to complete their tasks, but the benefits of self service doesn't end there.
There is a wealth of opportunities with clouds, self service
that cannot be supported by traditional I t infrastructure. The cloud is built to deliver speed and simplicity that really takes advantage of the desire for self service for the cloud consumer and a traditional environment. A request for a new resource must be submitted to I t. That then needs to be assessed a budget evaluated and then approved by management
hardware and software is then to be identified and purchased, and that a bunch of man hours air used to stand up the solution and manage the new project to conclusion.
And that doesn't include all of the testing and all of the other life cycle phases of a project that are necessary to roll out new tech. We're going to spend a lot of time and dashboards and future lectures, so get ready for the self provisioning and do it yourself simplicity of the cloud.
So when the cloud means self service, it really is the definition of self service. If you don't like the dashboards that are available when using the native dashboard management tools, well, then, via AP I application programming interfaces, you can write your own dashboards and create your own unique cloud business experience. Not every tool meets every business requirement,
nor does every tool deliver on every business outcome in the exact way each unique business requires it to do so.
The cloud self service and sell provisioning sweet if end user controlled, managed and even custom Integrated tools is one of the clouds defining customer compelling elements. So thus far in the cloud Architecture Foundations course I want you to remember the power of Cloud Analytics and how the Cloud and Powers I t organizations
v. A. Do it yourself simplicity,
the clouds, self service approach to delivering on your business outcomes so good. And I'm glad you agree with me.
Oh, no. Here's our three d learning check. Question number one. What is a cloud element?
Question to Can you name three cloud elements that will become clown targets?
Question three. What is Cloud operations management and how does it help us? And question for what are two features of the cloud that air of tremendous value to the do it yourselfers of us? An. I T. So the answer is under your three D glasses might be a little blurry, but at least you can reach out and touch them now. So hit Pause and then, when you're ready, hit, play again and we'll review our answers together.
So welcome back propeller heads. Let's reach out and touch those three d answers. A cloud element is any resource that we might want to manages a cloud consumer.
There are literally hundreds of elements we can talk about their managed targets for us in our cloud provisioning tools and monitoring dashboards. But let's suffice it to say that we talked about hyper visors. Virtual resource is virtual machines, virtual appliances and storage cloud operations Management is concerned with designing, overseeing,
controlling and managing your cloud operations.
And you will remember that it is through Selim that we deliver on our cloud provider Que es and S L agreements and the two incredible features for those do it yourselfers out. There are self provisioning and cloud user self service, amazing stuff that really takes advantage of the speed and simplicity of the cloud.
So in today's lecture, we looked at cloud elements and how they can become cloud targets and how we manage and control those cloud targets via cloud operations management and the clouds do it yourself tools of self provisioning and cloud self service.
Next time when we get together, we will close out this module by reviewing some of the really cloudy character a six we need to know as cloud experts and cloud professionals.
So, on behalf of all of us, a cyber security in I t t. We wanna wish you and all of the users on your network Cloudy How D's and fair oil
happy packets.
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