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Cloud computing: Introduction to Infrastructure as a Service

Date:  07 Oct 2011 (Published 18 Mar 2011) |Level: Introductory |

1. Get the basics on Infrastructure as a Service

The infrastructure layer is the foundation of the cloud. An IaaS provider offers basic services, such as virtual servers, data storage, and databases on one platform for deploying and running your applications. Learn about the key attributes of IaaS.

2. Dig deeper into cloud infrastructure

The concepts of virtualization, elasticity, and hypervisors are fundamental to cloud infrastructure. Learn more about how the infrastructure of the cloud operates.

3. Plan for a successful cloud implementation

Workload balancing, risk mitigation and disaster recovery planning are key to a successful cloud infrastructure.

4. Learn about Cloud and virtualization technologies from IBM

Learn how IBM technologies can help companies build their own cloud computing platforms.

5. Explore IBM SmartCloud Enterprise

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise is a dynamically provisioned and scaled elastic environment that provides enterprise customers with everything they need to develop, test, and host applications. Learn about the cloud-based services, systems and software available on the IBM Cloud.

6. Go further: Gain more skills in cloud computing infrastructure

If you want to go beyond Step 5 of this knowledge path, explore the resources in this section.




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