This class provides the student with the wide spectrum of topics starting from Classic Data Center to IT as-a-Service. Topics include cloud deployment and service models, cloud infrastructure, private clouds, public clouds, security and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing. The core of the course concentrates on the EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (EMCCIS) certification exam objectives. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology definitions of cloud computing are used as a guide. We will examine some simple commercial cloud services and then more complex examples in commercial systems such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the IBM BlueMix cloud platform.