University of Colorado Boulder
Network Principles in Practice: Cloud Networking
University of Colorado Boulder

Network Principles in Practice: Cloud Networking

This course is part of Network Systems: Principles in Practice Specialization

Taught in English

Eric Keller

Instructor: Eric Keller

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

20 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Progress towards a degree

What you'll learn

  • Create and secure simple cloud applications

  • Design and deploy complex applications that are segmented and/or geographically distributed

  • Analyze tradeoffs between different cloud networking services in architecting a distributed infrastructure

  • Describe how various cloud abstractions are (or might have been) architected

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

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20 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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Progress towards a degree

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There are 5 modules in this course

This week will introduce cloud networking. In the beginning of the module, we will explore the basics of cloud computing, including virtualization and data center architectures. Then, we will focus on practical implementation through creating and managing cloud resources using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Terraform.

What's included

8 videos4 readings2 assignments

Welcome to Module 2! In this module, you will deepen your understanding of cloud networking by exploring Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and learning about advanced networking concepts like Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and specialized cloud networking platforms. The module begins with an introduction to VPCs. Then, you will explore SDN principles and the specifics of Google's Andromeda and Azure's AccelNet.

What's included

6 videos1 reading2 assignments

This module delves deeper into cloud networking, focusing on advanced configurations of Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) and the integration of Wide Area Networks (WANs). You will learn to create and manage complex VPC setups, establish WAN connectivity, and explore specific cloud networking solutions from industry leaders like Microsoft and Google. The lessons will cover both theoretical concepts and practical applications, culminating in a hands-on lab where students will deploy multiple VPCs using Terraform and establish WAN connectivity.

What's included

6 videos1 reading2 assignments

This module, you will explore essential network services in cloud environments, with a particular focus on load balancing, autoscaling, and content distribution networks (CDNs). Throughout the module, you will be introduced to different types of load balancers, their configurations, and practical applications. Additionally, you will learn about Google's Maglev and Akamai's CDN, delving into their underlying technologies and how they optimize network performance.

What's included

9 videos1 reading2 assignments

In the final module of the course, you will focus on hybrid and inter-cloud networking, essential for integrating cloud services with on-premises infrastructure and other cloud platforms. Throughout the module, you will explore various technologies and methods for creating secure, efficient, and scalable hybrid networks, including Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Direct Connect options, and inter-cloud connectivity solutions.

What's included

4 videos1 reading1 assignment

Instructor

Eric Keller
University of Colorado Boulder
3 Courses1,617 learners

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This course is part of the following degree programs offered by University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted and enroll, your coursework can count toward your degree learning and your progress can transfer with you.

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