Cloud Fundamentals

This is an intermediate course, intended to introduce IT and Networking professionals to Cloud, focusing on understanding the main architectural changes in a hyper-scalable data center, why OpenStack has positioned itself as the de facto standard for cloud computing and learning about the different services and projects included in a typical OpenStack deployment.

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Level of the course

  • Intermediate

Course Format

  • 2 days of duration
  • Onsite Instructor
  • Digital content (copy for each assistant)
  • 60% theory, 40% laboratory


  • WS-INTR1 course
  • Experience in the areas of marketing, design, deployment or operation of telecommunications services.
  • Basic concepts of Data Center and Cloud/Virtualization


  • Pre Sales Engineers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Network/Cloud/IT Engineers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Consultants and Researchers


  • Understand the models of Cloud service delivery (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS), based on hyper-scalable and open Cloud technologies.
  • Differentiate virtualization from Cloud computing, as well as the most used hypervisors.
  • Introduce the concept of Containers, as an alternative to traditional virtualization.
  • Get to know new cloud storage technologies.
  • Get to know the fundamentals of OpenStack.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to Cloud

    • Service delivery models: IaaS, SaaS and PaaS
    • Deployment and business models
    • Cloud trends with open technologies
  • Module 2: Diving into Cloud Computing

    • Advanced concepts of virtualization
    • Architectures of Cloud Networks
    • Security in Cloud Environments
    • Software Defined Data Centers
    • Laboratory:
    • KVM Installation
    • Creation and management of virtual machines
  • Module 3: Containers

    • Advanced concepts of virtualization
    • Containers and virtual machines
    • Container Network Concepts
    • Container Orchestration
    • Laboratory:
    • Docker Installation
    • Docker container Creation and Management
  • Module 4: Storage

    • Fundamentals of Storage
    • Software Defined Storage
    • Laboratory:
    • Experimenting with Volumes
    • Experimenting with CEPH
  • Module 5: Fundamentals of OpenStack

    • The role of OpenStack as an infrastructure manager
    • Fundamentals of OpenStack
    • OpenStack deployment
    • Laboratory:
    • OpenStack Horizon (Control Panel)
    • Managing computing instances
    • Configuring networks and security in OpenStack

Training available on-site, provided in English Spanish Portuguese

Note: The content of the courses may vary without prior notice, in order to accommodate new content or incorporate feedback from attendees.