Last week, Jeff Barr of Amazon Web Services gave a Webinar that set out to answer the question “What Is Cloud Computing?” The webinar is now on-line at YouTube, and you can also grab the slides at http://www.slideshare.net/AmazonWebServices/aws-webinar-what-is-cloud-computing-13-09-11.
The topics covered were
• What are the benefits of Cloud Computing?
• What are AWS’s products and what workloads can I run with them?
• Who is using the cloud and what are they using it for?
The video is definitely from an Amazon point-of-view and the examples are from business, but the video nevertheless gives a good introduction to the on-demand nature of cloud computing and how to use it (timings below approximate):
0:00 – 7:00 – What is cloud computing and what benefits does it offer?
7:00 -14:00 – Who are Amazon’s customers and how are they using the cloud?
14:oo-35:00 – What are Amazon’s products and services?
35:00-40:00 – How to deploy and administer services?
40:00-47:00 – Building and maintaining apps in the Amazon cloud.