SoftLayer Solutions Design

Days: 3 day
Price: $2095

Course Details

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.

Course Agenda

Day 1

Guided workshop

  • Guided analysis of e-commerce needs using a client case study
  • Make the architecture choices: moving from an architecture to a component viewpoint
    • Identify key infrastructure requirements
    • Design the infrastructure
    • Create the detailed design
  • Applying the process: summarize the process, technologies selected, and lessons learned

Instructors will guide you through the e-commerce infrastructure design and decisions, including compute, storage, network, security, and other choices. You will view the infrastructure design from its component and functional levels to a logical diagram.

Day 2

Assisted workshop

  • Assisted analysis of a social collaboration workload using a client case study
  • For each architecture decision: 
    • Discuss the problem statement
    • Evaluate the possible alternatives
    • Justify the decision made
  • Determine the architectural decisions for  
    • Compute
    • Storage
    • Networking
    • Scalability
    • Security
    • High availability
    • Disaster recovery
    • Multi-site needs

Instructors will assist and consult with you on a social collaboration infrastructure design and decisions, including compute, storage, network, security, and other choices. You will present your group's findings to the class, get feedback, and provide feedback to the findings of the other groups.

Day 3

Apply what you have learned to a third workload

  • Analyze a big data and cost optimization workload using a client case study
  • For each architecture decision: 
    • Discuss the problem statement
    • Evaluate possible component alternatives
    • Justify the decisions made
  • Determine the architectural decisions for  
    • Compute
    • Storage
    • Networking
    • Scalability
    • Security
    • High availability
    • Disaster recovery
    • Multi-site needs
  • Present your group's findings to the class, get feedback, and provide feedback to the findings of the other groups

Your work group will collaborate on a big data infrastructure design and architecture decisions, including compute, storage, network, security, and other choices. Your group's findings will be presented to the class, get feedback, and provide feedback to the findings of the other groups.

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