Provision and manage cloud services


Learn about the different types of resources available on the cloud and the technology behind how they work.

Learning objectives

In this module you will:

  • Describe the different types of services available from cloud providers and list some examples of the kinds of services they provide
  • Recall the various features provided by cloud middleware
  • Describe the resource provisioning process from the context of a cloud service provider
  • Discuss approaches to organizing cloud resources and the benefits of doing so
  • Recall the issues related to resource metering for cloud service providers

This content is provided 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 enabling technologies for cloud computing
  • Recognize cloud service models such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS and differentiate between them
  • Understand the economic benefits of the cloud for cloud users and cloud service providers
  • Know the terms SLA and SLO