By: David Davis
Certainly there is a lot of excitement around cloud computing and VMware vCloud but for those who are
totally new to cloud computing, they first need to take a step back and find out really what it is. In this video, I’ll start out with some good jokes about “the cloud” before I get serious and explain the various forms of cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS + more), how cloud computing requires a new approach in IT, and how the business is now expecting more of their IT department. At the end of the video, I’ll give an overview of different types of cloud – Public, Private, and Hybrid.
One of the things that makes vCloud Director unique is that you can use it in your private cloud and that it’s also used by large service providers in the public cloud. Then, you can connect your private cloud to a public cloud provider, securely, over an Internet VPN tunnel (for example) to create a hybrid cloud. This hybrid cloud would allow server & apps in the two clouds to work together. Then, using vCloud Connector, you could see the workloads in each of the clouds in a single place and then move (powered-off) virtual machines from one cloud to another.
To jumpstart your knowledge of cloud computing, watch the following video:
David Davis is a VMware Evangelist and vSphere Video Training Author for Train Signal. He has achieved CCIE, VCP,CISSP, and vExpert level status over his 15+ years in the IT industry. David has authored hundreds of articles on the Internet and nine different video training courses for TrainSignal.com including the popular vSphere 5 and vCloud Director video training courses. Learn more about David at his blog or on Twitter and check out a sample of his VMware vSphere video training course from TrainSignal.com.