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Cloud Computing Fundamentals

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105 Minutes

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Course Mode

Self Study

Program Overview

Understand the basic concepts of cloud computing.
Understand the working of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
Implementation of gossip protocol in cloud computing.
Differentiate between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.


  • Any Graduate with an IT background can apply for this course
  • Any one working in the IT domain with /without experience can apply to this course

What you will learn?

List the milestones in development of cloud.
Compare different types of cloud.
Investigate the trends and challenges of cloud computing.
Depict various cloud service models.
Evaluate the working of various cloud systems and infrastructure.
List the advantages and drawbacks of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

About this Specialization

Course Outline

  • What is cloud computing?
  • Definition
  • Commodity
  • Hardware
  • Benefits of cloud computing
  • History of cloud computing
  • Current Trends and Challenges in cloud computing
  • Cloud Service Models
  • Types of Cloud
  • IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS - Working, Advantages, Drawbacks
  • The Gossip Protocol
  • Gossip Analysis
  • Gossip Implementations 
  • Failure Detectors
  • Gossip-Style Membership
  • Dissemination and suspicion
  • Grid Applications and Grid Infrastructure
  • P2P Systems
  • Napster
  • Gnutella
  • FastTrack and BitTorrent
  • Chord and Failures in Chord
  • Pastry
  • Kelips
  • Cassandra
  • X-The Cap Theorem 


  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  • Trends in Cloud Computing
  • Types of Cloud
  • Challenges of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Service Models
  • The Gossip Protocol
  • Cloud Encryption
  • P2P Systems: Napster
  • FastTrack & BitTorrent
  • Pastry

Institute Information

Established in 2001 and adeptly run by the Sringeri Mutt with the benign blessings of Sri Sri Bharathitheertha Mahaswamigal, the College believes in keeping a proactive approach for the overall development of the students.

ASIET is the first self-financing technical education centre to be awarded the ISO 9001: 2008 certification. Located just 5 km from Kochi international airport, ASIET has a dynamic academic atmosphere in an idyllic environment. Our Alumni is prestigious and many occupy responsible positions across prestigious organizations in India and abroad. Ideally located in an idyllic ambience, Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology (ASIET) kindles vibrant memories of the serene presence of Jagadguru Adi Shankara. The institute is affiliated to the A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, accredited by NBA and approved by AICTE.

Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology was established at Kalady with the aim of providing value added technical education with a flair of professional excellence and ethical values. The college is run by ADI SANKARA TRUST, a registered trust which has carved aniche in the educational sector. The trust has a legacy of running educational Institutions for more than 50 years.


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