Datacenter trends in cloud computing


Datacenters power the cloud. Learn what they are, how they work, and challenges in managing them.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Learn about the history and fundamentals of datacenters
  • Understand the issues related to size, density, and efficiency growth for datacenters
  • Be aware of the challenges in managing cloud datacenters

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