Cloud Computing Training

Cloud Computing Online Training

This workshop is an introduction to cloud computing and specifically Microsoft’s public cloud offering in Windows Azure. Windows Azure has been described by Microsoft as an operating system for “the cloud”. In this workshop, you explore this new cloud operating system and learn how to write, deploy and monitor .NET applications in Azure. This workshop is designed for .NET developers with Web application experience that are exploring developing new applications or porting existing applications to Windows Azure.


  • Experience with Visual Studio 2008 or better is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in a .NET language (C# or VB) is required.

 Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • What is Cloud?
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Cloud benefits
  • Types of cloud
  • Importance of IAAS, PAAS, SAAS
  • Real world example of cloud usage
  • Trends in cloud computing
  • Understand the different types of cloud computing offerings.
  • Understand the benefits of using the cloud.
  • Trends in the industry

Cloud pre-requisites (optional)

  • OOPS Concept
  • Inheritance
  • Distributed fabric layer
  • Static Classes

Introduction to Windows Azure (PAAS)

  • Windows Azure Overview
  • Windows Azure Architecture
  • Components of Azure
  • Windows Azure Compute
  • SQL Azure
  • The App Fabric
  • Fabric Controller
  • Understand the pieces of the Windows Azure platform
  • Understand how Azure functions
  • Role of Fabric Controller

Windows Azure Web role

  • Windows Azure Web Role
  • Creating a cloud website using web role
  • Configuring Web role
  • Understanding Dev Fabric
  • Multi-instance role running in Dev Fabric
  • Debugging applications in Dev Fabric
  • Admin : Create a hosted service through Azure portal
  • Admin : Deploying the created application on the real windows azure cloud
  • Admin : Changing the configuration at runtime
  • Admin : Managing the hosted services
  • Admin : Upgrading the Hosted Services
  • Create website on Azure using ASP.NET applications.
  • Dynamically configure a Windows Azure cloud application through the Azure Portal.
  • Configure and manage the Web roles.

Windows Azure worker role

  • Windows Azure worker Role
  • Creating a Worker role
  • Configuration of worker role
  • Communications between Worker role and Webrole
  • Difference between worker role and web role
  • Debugging in the dev fabric
  • Limitations of the dev Fabric
  • Differentiate between web role and worker role.
  • Create role to role communications in Windows Azure.

Windows Azure Storage

  • Admin : Configuring the storage account
  • Admin : Explore the storage account settings
  • Accessing queues using Azure Client library
  • Programming using queues
  • Exploring the queue API’s
  • Communication between webrole and worker role using queues
  • Limitations of the queues
  • Advantages of using queues
  • Blob Storage
  • Programming with Blobs using Azure Client library
  • Tables
  • Create and use tables in Windows Azure.
  • Design entities that are stored in table storage. Use case of queue , table and blob
  • storage
  • Setup Windows Azure message queue.
  • Create a Windows Azure Storage Account.
  • Use the Windows Azure Client library to access Windows Azure storage.
  • Access blob data from Windows Azure or on-premise applications.

Design patterns in cloud

  • Cloud programming guidelines
  • Cloud Designing guidelines
  • Layered pattern
  • Idem potency problem
  • The Map Reduce Pattern
  • Design applications for the cloud
  • Understand different patterns on the cloud.

SQL Azure

  • SQL Azure Architectures
  • Features of SQL azure
  • Admin : Provisioning the Database server on cloud
  • Admin : Security Features on SQL Azure Database on cloud
  • Admin : Creating tables on SQL Azure Database
  • Programming using SQL azure
  • Limitations of SQL Azure
  • Make design decisions between table storage and SQL Azure.
  • Determine the cost of storing data in Windows Azure.
  • Setup SQL Azure databases through the Developer Portal

Windows App fabricAccess Control Service(ACS)

  • Admin :Configuring ACS
  • Admin: Identity providers.
  • Service Bus features
  • Admin: Provisioning Service bus namespace.
  • Need for service bus and ACS
  • Understand federated services .
  • Configure ACS
  • Understand Service Bus
  • Provision Service Bus

Cloud SecuritySecurity Concerns on cloud

  • Comparison of security on cloud to premise at Hardware layer
  • Comparison of security on cloud to premise at operating system layer
  • Application Security on the cloud
  • Services to enhance cloud security
  • Understand Security on the cloud.
  • Understand the Security features on cloud.

Enhancing Performance of application on cloud

  • App fabric Caching Architecture
  • Admin : Provisioning the cache
  • Admin : Upgrading the cache
  • Admin : Cache security using the ACS
  • Exploring API’s of app fabric caching
  • Performance improvement using cache
  • Configure and maintain cache
  • Enhance the performance of the distributed application using App fabric caching.

Cloud Migration ScenariosCloud Migration requirements

  • How to Migrate applications to cloud

Migration Case 1 :

  • An ASP.NET application with multiple load-balanced instances that share state stored in SQL
  • Server.

Migration Case 2 :

  • An ASP.NET application with multiple instances that maintains per-instance state and relies
  • on sticky sessions.

Migration Case 3 :

  • A Silverlight or Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client that accesses WCF services
  • running in a middle tier.

Migration Case 4 :

  • An application with a single instance running on Windows Server that maintains state on
  • its own machine.

Migration Case 5 :

  • A Visual Basic 6 application that directly accesses a SQL Server database, i.e., a traditional
  • client/server application.
  • Migrate any application on the cloud
  • Suggest the changes required to move the application to the cloud.

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