Course: Cloud Computing class - second edition

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This is the second edition of the Cloud Computing Class, where students can get confidence with what is Cloud Computing in real. In the first part of the course, they will play with Eucalyptus/Nimbus/OpenStack in order to understand the "basic steps" for each cloud computing platform. In the second part of the course, they will play with open source projects (Munin, Pound, Chef, Ganglia, Puppet, BoxGrinder.. just to name a few) that should be able to interact/interface with the Cloud.
Use of FutureSystems
We will use FutureGrid as a testbed to start-up/shut-down instances with various services. We would also try to interface FutureGrid with some of the open source software designed to config/maintan/monitor a Cloud computing platform (as mentioned before).
Scale of Use
The class should be quite small, so the resources involved in our class should be just few physical machines (less than 50).