Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies (LFS151)

As companies become increasingly dependent on cloud infrastructure to deliver products and services as efficiently as possible, it can be overwhelming to keep up with all the technologies available today. This free, self-paced course will give you a fundamental understanding of today’s top open source cloud technology options.



Course Overview

Created in partnership with, this 100% online, self-paced course will explore various open source cloud technologies.

This course offers a primer on cloud computing and the use of open source software to maximize development and operations. It will cover next-generation cloud technologies like Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes and OpenStack; provide an overview of software-defined storage and networking solutions; and a review of DevOps and continuous integration best practices.

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What you’ll learn:

  • Overview of common cloud technologies
  • Introduction to Iaas, PaaS, CaaS
  • Basic operations with containers and images using Docker command
  • Software-defined networking and software-defined storage solutions
  • Skill sets needed to deliver next generation cloud
  • Challenges of cloud technologies

Course Outline

Chapter 1. Virtualization
Chapter 2. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Chapter 3. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Chapter 4. Containers
Chapter 5. Containers: Micro OSes for Containers
Chapter 6. Containers: Container Orchestration
Chapter 7. Unikernels
Chapter 8. Microservices
Chapter 9. Software-Defined Networking and Networking for Containers
Chapter 10. Software-Defined Storage and Storage Management for Containers
Chapter 11. DevOps and CI/CD
Chapter 12. Tools for Cloud Infrastructure I (Configuration Management)
Chapter 13. Tools for Cloud Infrastructure II (Build & Release)
Chapter 14. Tools for Cloud Infrastructure III (Key-Value Pair Store)
Chapter 15. Tools for Cloud Infrastructure IV (Image Building)
Chapter 16. Tools for Cloud Infrastructure V (Debugging, Logging, and Monitoring for Containerized Applications)
Chapter 17. Service Mesh
Chapter 18. Internet of Things (IoT)
Chapter 19. Serverless Computing
Chapter 20. OpenTracing
Chapter 21. How To Be Successful in the Cloud
Final Exam


This class is designed for people who have little or no prior experience with cloud technologies. System administrators, developers, and architects new to the cloud can all benefit from the content covered in this class, especially if they are looking to evaluate which cloud technologies might be the best fit for their organization.


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At a Glance

Delivery Method

Self-Paced Online (Virtual)


  • 50 hours of Course Material
  • Video Content
  • Discussion Forums
  • 14 Weeks of Free Access to Online Course
  • Optional Paid Certificate of Completion

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