In the past, computing tasks such as word processing were not possible without the installation of application software on a user's computer. A user bought a license for each application from a software vendor and obtained the right to install the application on one computer system. Cloud computing differs from the classic client-server model by providing applications from a server that are executed and managed by a client's web browser, with no installed client version of an application required. Centralization gives cloud service providers complete control over the versions of the browser-based applications provided to clients, which removes the need for version upgrades or license management on individual client computing devices.

Topics to be covered in CLOUD COMPUTING Workshop

Day 1 - Bird's eye view of the cloud

o Introduction to the cloud

o What is a cloud?
o Where did the cloud come from? History, evolution, etc.
o What a cloud is not: Grid, parallel computing, VM, etc.
o Characteristics of cloud computing

o What makes a cloud?

o Storage Virtualization
o Application virtualization
o Server virtualization
o Network virtualization

o Hands-on demonstration of cloud computing

o Creating an account on the cloud
o Starting a server instance
o Allocating storage and other resources
o Deploying an application

o Cloud Computing Service Models

o Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS)
o Platform as a Service (PAAS)
o Software as a Service (SAAS)

o Cloud Computing deployment models

o Public Cloud
o Private Cloud
o Community Cloud
o Hybrid Cloud

o Advantages of cloud computing

o Cost model change (Capex to Opex only)
o Reduction in cost of ownership (TCO)
o On-demand scalability
o Reliability
o Shorter Time to Market
o Ease of Use
o Reduction in operation overheads

o Challenges of cloud computing

o Security
o Data privacy
o Performance
o Availability

DAY 2 - Deep dive into the cloud(s)

o Cloud providers and their offerings

o Amazon
o Microsoft
o Google

o Amazon Web Services

o Services offered by Amazon
o Hands-on Amazon
o EC2 - Configuring a server, Launching an instance
o S3- Allocating storage buckets,
o Creating groups, objects and bucket policies

o Microsoft Windows Azure

o Microsoft Windows Azure architecture
o Services offered by Microsoft Azure
o Hands-on on Azure
o Creating and deploying an application on Azure
o Migrating an existing application to Azure
o Migrating the application's data to SQL Azure

o Introduction to from Sales force

o Infrastructure as a service
o Database as a service
o Integration as a service
o Logic as a service
o UI as a service
o Development as a service

Administering the Cloud

o Server Provisioning

o Capacity planning
o How to provision servers in cloud
o What type of server do I need?
o Best practices

o Providing Security

o VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)
o How to ensure security within cloud
o Firewall and security groups

o Backup/Recovery of data

o Backups
o Backup strategy
o Where to save backup
o Restore operations

o High Availability - HA

o How to ensure availability
o Provisioning across zones (Physical data-centers for availability)
o Elastic IPs for high availability

o Server monitoring and Performance monitoring

o Monitoring needed in the cloud
o Monitoring tools availability
o Performance monitoring
o Tweaks to improve performance and availability

Why Us?

This workshop will be beneficial for students in following ways:
o Workshop will explains the evolution of the internet into a cloud computing platform.
o Although Cloud computing is still in its early stages, but the public sector is already beginning to see advantages. Firstly, the workshop gives a student an insight view of Cloud Computing along with practical implantation.
o The Workshop will cover the fundamentals of enterprise computing, including a technical introduction to enterprise architecture.
o We also provide our own Cloud Computing Handouts, which consists of all the Techniques covered in the Workshop.
o Also the workshop doesn't end up then and there. They can contact the concerned faculties throughout their graduation or thereafter also if they need any guidance regarding industrial Projects and Placements.


The duration of this workshop will be two consecutive days, with eight hour session each day in a total of sixteen hours properly divided into theory and hands on sessions


A 'Certificate of Merit' by HoriZON (An Unit of MBS Group) to all Participants of this workshop. At the end of this workshop, a small competition will be organized among the participating students and winners will be awarded with a 'Certificate of Excellence'.


It's a basic level workshop so there are no prerequisites. Anyone interested, can join this workshop.


Rs. 1000/-(inclusive of all Taxes) per participant