This course is a three-day, instructor-led technical training class. Proof points from actual implementations are used to help you make architecture choices to design an effective solution on SoftLayer's Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
For each workload, a structured design process will be followed, including:
Analyzing business drivers and workload requirements Making architecture decisions and justifying the choices Designing the infrastructure Creating the detailed design
The workloads—application hosting with e-commerce and social collaboration-have been selected because of common business application elements and workload characteristics that are pertinent across industries. Each workload infrastructure is designed to give you an extensive overview of SoftLayer's capabilities, which you can use when designing your own IaaS solution.
The infrastructure designs are presented to the class to encourage facilitated discussion, which will help reinforce understanding, approach, and application of architecture principles. You will be guided through an initial workload on e-commerce, given assistance with a second on social collaboration, and apply what you have learned to a third workload on big data and cost optimization.