Topics that can be covered

  • Overview
    • General Benefits and Architecture
    • Precursors
    • Business Drivers
    • Cloud Service Models (PaaS, IaaS, SaaS)
    • Main players in the Field
    • Overview of Security Issues
  • Microsoft Azure
  • DataCenter Architecture
  • Resource Management
    • Automated provisioning
    • Balancing.
    • Scheduling
  • Virtualization basics
    • Virtualization, hypervisor
    • VM management example
  • Network
    • Physical data center network topology and fault-tolerance
    • Network virtualization
    • Software defined networking
    • Congestion control and traffic engineering
    • Inter-data center networks
  • Filesystems and Data Storage
    • Distributed FileSystems
    • (Dynamo,Haystack,BigTable)
    • NoSQL
  • Security
  • Programming frameworks and software
    • MapReduce
    • Dryad
    • Hadoop
    • Pig Latin
    • OpenStack
  • Sensor Networks and Stream Processing
  • Energy
  • Scalability, performance characterization and ¬†benchmarking

Additional interesting topics that may or not be covered

  • Operating Systems (Mesos, Akaros, Arrakis)
  • Distributed Algorithms
    • PAXOS
    • Overlay Networks
    • P2P
    • Consensus (Quorum)
    • Coordination (ZooKeeper)
  • Multicast
  • RealTime cloud -> Reference
  • PubSub
  • Faults and failures
  • Iterative processing (pregel, spark, etc)+
  • Web Development and Cloud applications
    • RestFUL API’s
  • Trending areas
  • Disaster and failure recovery.
  • Mobile Cloud computing.
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