A Practical Approach to Cloud IaaS with IBM SoftLayer: Presentations Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 17 February 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441562
ISBN-13: 9780738441566
IBM Form #: SG24-8350-00
(362 pages)

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Authors: Daniel Aguado, Thomas Andersen, Aram Avetisyan, Jeff Budnik, Mihai Criveti, Adrian Doroiman, Andrew Hoppe, Gerardo Menegaz, Alejandro Morales, Adrian Moti, Marie Joy Salazar, Sebastian Szumczyk


This IBM® Redbooks® publication is based on the Presentations Guide of the course A Practical Approach to Cloud IaaS with IBM SoftLayer, which was developed by the IBM Redbooks team in partnership with IBM Middle East and Africa University Program.

This course is designed to teach university students how to build a simple infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud environment based on IBM SoftLayer®. It provides students with the fundamental skills to design, implement, and manage an IaaS cloud environment using the IBM SoftLayer platform as an example.

The primary target audience for this course is university students in undergraduate computer science and computer engineer programs with no previous experience working in cloud environments. However, anyone new to cloud computing can benefit from this course.

The workshop materials were created in July 2015. Thus, all IBM SoftLayer features discussed in this Presentations Guide are current as of July 2015.

Table of contents

Unit 1. Understanding the IaaS approach
Unit 2. Platform architecture for cloud computing
Unit 3. Server offerings in cloud computing
Unit 4. Storage options in cloud computing
Unit 5. Networking options in cloud computing
Unit 6. Managing a simple IaaS environment
Unit 7. Server offerings in cloud computing: Advanced topics
Unit 8. Storage options in cloud computing: Advanced topics
Unit 9. Networking options in cloud computing: Advanced topics
Unit 10. Securing cloud environments
Unit 11. Monitoring cloud environments
Unit 12. Automating cloud management with APIs

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