Cloud management


Get into the nitty-gritty of cloud computing to understand how resources are provisioned, billed, and monitored. Learn about how to orchestrate cloud infrastructure with examples.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Recall the various features provided by cloud middleware
  • Describe the resource provisioning process from the context of a cloud service provider
  • Recall the issues related to resource metering for cloud service providers
  • Describe the metering architecture in OpenStack's Ceilometer
  • Recall the concept of cloud orchestration and enumerate its benefits
  • Recall the service components of OpenStack and identify their individual functions

In partnership with Dr. Majd Sakr and Carnegie Mellon University.


  • Understand what cloud computing is, including cloud service models, and common cloud providers
  • Know the technologies that enable cloud computing
  • Understand how cloud service providers pay for and bill for the cloud
  • Know what datacenters are and why they exist
  • Know how datacenters are set up, powered, and provisioned