SHORT TERM COURSE ON CLOUD COMPUTING
IN COLLABORATION WITH NITTTR CHANDIGARH,
23rd - 27th October, 2017
A short term course on "Cloud Computing" which was conducted by NITTTR Chandigarh at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida through ICT during 23rd – 27th October 2017. The objective of this course was to enhance the knowledge of Cloud Computing and it’s benefits, technical barriers, deployment and development issues and to highlight various Research Issues in Cloud Computing.
27 faculty members from across the streams attended this course at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida which was coordinated by Ms. Monu Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science Engineering.
Day 1: 23rd October 2017
Ms. Mala Kalra (Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science & Engineering,NITTTR Chandigarh), inaugurated the session and welcomed the participants. She started the first session with the objectives and need of this course and also introduced about course plan.
She briefly outlined Cloud Computing from its roots till recent explosive growth. She discussed in detail about different service models like SaaS, PaaS and IaaS with their advantages, applications and providers of these service models. She also explained Cloud Deployment Models which are primarily of four types; Private, Public, Hybrid and Community Cloud.
In the later session, Mr. Vipin Gupta (Senior Consultant U-NAT Solutions, Ludhiana),discussed the significance of Cloud Computing, its benefit in terms of IT cost savings and also in terms of businesses. With the help of Cloud Computing, any organization (either big or small) can save infrastructure cost for internal server storage and application requirements. He further explained Cloud Reliability and Manageability.
Day 2: 24th October 2017
Mr. Vipin Gupta started the session on Software Defined Networks and briefly outlined differences between Traditional and Software Defined Networks, use of Cluster Technology and its importance in Cloud Computing. He also discussed, how one Cloud Machine communicates with another Cloud Machine.
In the second session, he explained about Cloud Infrastructure with the help of live setting of Cloud using Open AWS. At the end of his session, he also demonstrated a practical example using (Online Cloud Simulator) for practical exposure.
The last session was dedicated to Real Cloud Environment and Cloud Infrastructure, by Mr. Gaurav Kumar (Director Magma Research and Consultancy Services, Ambala City). He explained IaaS (The capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications), PaaS, SaaS and Hybrid Cloud infrastructure. He also demonstrated live example of Real Cloud Environment through Microsoft Azure PAAS-Programming Environment.
Day 3: 25th October 2017
Dr. Rajinder Sandhu (Team Member, Clouds Lab),started the session with a brief overview on Cloud Computing in which he talked about Buyya's Scientific Definition of Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Applications and Challenges. He discussed Market-Oriented Clouds, Inter-Cloud in which he explained the two architectures.
In the second session, focus was on ANEKA (Cloud Application Platform), its installation and applications. Cloud Computing Challenges: dealing with too many challenges i.e. Cloud to Shrink (Unleased resources with decrease in demand and Cloud to Expand (Lease More resources with increase in demand).
The last session of the day was dedicated to Cloud Computing Deployment Model, conducted by Mr. Rohit Handa, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh. He further discussed Cloud Benefits, It’s Challenges (like General Security, Lack of Staff Resources and Expertise, Integration with existing IT Environment, Data Loss & Leakage Risks and Legal Regulatory), Analysis in terms of Central IT ratings ( like 81% organization are concerned about Cloud), Cloud Security Challenges (57% Data Loss or Leakage), Cloud Computing Security Fear.
Day 4: 26th October 2017
Mr. Vipin Gupta started his session with explanation of Cloud Storage i.e. Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store), Amazon EFS (Elastic File Setup) and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage System). He discussed took practical example of SAN (Storage Area Network) Lab Setup through CISCO Packet Tracer simulator, where he demonstrated SAN, LVM (Logical Volume Management), IQN (ISCSI Qualified Name) configuration setup. Later he demonstrated how to setup Cloud Setting over Amazon Cloud through . He also took live example of NAS and SAN on Amazon Cloud through Linux command. He further discussed Glacier and Storage Gateway.
The second session of the day was conducted by Ms. Mala Kalra, where she discussed about CloudSim in detail. She said that it provides essential classes for describing Data Centres, Computational Resources, Virtual Machines, Applications, Users and Policies for the management of various parts of the system such as Scheduling and Provisioning. She also discussed how to Model the Cloud, Virtual Machines and Data Centres in brief.
Next session was conducted by Mr. Yashveer Yadav (Research Scholar, CSE, NITTTR Chandigarh), who discussed Virtual Machine Migration, and the process to connect to the local host. He also discussed how to create shared storage using NFS.
Day 5: 27th October 2017
Mr. Yashveer Yadav started the session with a discussion on Server Load, Security and Deployment Issues in Cloud Computing. He gave an overview on some of the issues like Energy Optimization, Load Balancing, Cloud Cryptography, Cloud Access Control and Key Management, Secure Computation Outsourcing, Secure Mobile Cloud.
During the second session, Mrs. Mala Kalra conducted an Online Quiz based on the concepts covered in the entire STC for all the Remote Centres.
This session was followed by the Valedictory Session and interaction with Remote Centres. Mrs. Mala Kalra and Dr. Rama Krishna Challa (Professor, H.O.D-C.S.E, NITTTR Chandigarh) thanked all the Network Centres and participants for their active engagement during the STC He hoped that all participants had a good learning experience.