The Cloud demystified

In this half-day ABIS training, the concepts behind Cloud based IT architectures are discussed in a non-technical manner. More specifically, the characteristics of 'clouds' are introduced, both from an architectural as well as an organisational point of view. Some core IT concepts – virtualisation, APIs, ... – are clarified high-level.

Finally, the impact of cloud-based solutions on the technical as well as non-technical – organisation of businesses will be introduced.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please let us know.

Intended for

This training is suited for anyone who wants to know more about Cloud based technologies and implementations.


No specific prior knowledge is required.

Main topics

  • What is?
  • Before cloud computing: architecture, setup and infrastructure
  • And after ... : what has changed?
  • Characteristics - pro's and cons.
    For example: speed, cost of hardware & software, scalability, elasticity, security, disaster recovery, ...
  • Types / Models
  • deployment based – public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud
  • services model provided:
  • other? DBAAS, ...
  • What does a Cloud offering look like from a technical/architectural point of view? What are the components of such a solution?
  • Some core technical concepts behind all cloud implementations
  • virtualization – hypervisor
  • API
  • load balancing
  • data centers – availability zones – regions
  • Current day Cloud implementations, and the core services they render (concept/label/term recognition)

AWS, Azure, Google, Other

  • The impact of a cloud implementation on existing ICT staff
  • change in functions and roles
  • change in required skills: technical, problem solving, security and compliance, continuous learning
  • The impact of a cloud implementation on current day application development, testing and deployment - CI/CD
  • The impact of a cloud implementation on any organisation: organisational, cultural, legal

Training method

Classroom training, can be offered in-person or in Virtual Classroom format.


0.5 days.

Course leader

Arnout Veugelen, Kris Van Thillo