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Cloud Computing (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)
Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This book, however, explains the cloud from the user's viewpoint -- the business user's in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate it with other technologies, and what the best practices are for using cloud computing. Cutting through the hype, Ruparelia cites the simple and basic definition of cloud computing from the National Institute of Science and Technology: a model enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Thus with cloud computing, businesses can harness information technology resources usually available only to large enterprises. And this, Ruparelia demonstrates, represents a paradigm shift for business. It will ease funding for startups, alter business plans, and allow big businesses greater agility. Ruparelia discusses the key issues for any organization considering cloud computing: service level agreements, business service delivery and consumption, finance, legal jurisdiction, security, and social responsibility. He introduces novel concepts made possible by cloud computing: cloud cells, or specialist clouds for specific uses; the personal cloud; the cloud of things; and cloud service exchanges. He examines use case patterns in terms of infrastructure and platform, software information, and business process; and he explains how to transition to a cloud service. Current and future users will find this book an indispensable guide to the cloud.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 05/06/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 280 pages

Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture (The Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl)
Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or even create a cloud environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world use of cloud-based services. In Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, Thomas Erl, one of the world’s top-selling IT authors, teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. In doing so, the book establishes concrete, academic coverage with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined building blocks for mainstream cloud computing platforms and solutions. Subsequent to technology-centric coverage, the book proceeds to establish business-centric models and metrics that allow for the financial assessment of cloud-based IT resources and their comparison to those hosted on traditional IT enterprise premises. Also provided are templates and formulas for calculating SLA-related quality-of-service values and numerous explorations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS delivery models. With more than 260 figures, 29 architectural models, and 20 mechanisms, this indispensable guide provides a comprehensive education of cloud computing essentials that will never leave your side.
Published by: Prentice Hall | Publication date: 05/02/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 533 pages

Cloud Computing – An Introduction
Cloud is the next wave in technology evolution. Instead of purchasing expensive hardware and software and struggling with installation and maintenance, businesses big and small can leverage cloud for all their computing needs. This book provides a quick introduction to cloud and helps with a framework that you can use to make the cloud transition smooth and painless.
Publication date: 06/24/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 pages

Cloud Computing for Complete Beginners: Building and Scaling High-Performance Web Servers on the Amazon Cloud
Cloud Computing for Complete Beginners makes it extremely easy to get into the business of setting up and managing your own Cloud servers. The book provides detailed instructions and numerous screenshots and command line examples, making it easy for readers to follow along and build and configure their servers without having to do any guesswork.This book is meant as a quick crash course to get you going as soon as possible. It helps you avoid running in circles and spending hours reading forums and online articles to find out what you need to do next. Everything important is already in here!
Published by: | Publication date: 03/02/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 153 pages

High Velocity ITSM: Agile IT Service Management for Rapid Change in a World of Devops, Lean IT and Cloud Computing
If you read through this book and still don’t believe there is a critical need for IT Service Management then good luck seeing if you can survive in IT for the next 5 years. Agile, DevOps, Lean IT, Virtualization, Application Lifecycle Management, Cloud Computing and many other technologies are rapidly pulling IT in many directions. These modern ways of operating IT to cope with a world of rapid change will not go away. Somehow they need to be pulled together to avoid the chaos. Service Management is the glue needed to hold these all together.There is no IT value for the business until the point a service is received. For this reason, this book is written for IT leaders, managers and practitioners from a Service Management perspective. Having the best development practices, be it Agile, DevOps or others means little if a service is not delivered to the business. When they need it.High Velocity ITSM is about transitioning the IT Organization from traditional waterfall slower service development and support to a service delivery organization operating at high velocity.This book provides practical guidance for: ? Transitioning IT towards high velocity ITSM ? Using Agile and DevOps for rapid service build ? Using Lean IT to operate at high velocity ? Streamlining your ITSM management processes ? Building a Lean IT CSI Program ? Learning and applying modern IT methods …and much more!
Published by: Trafford Publishing | Publication date: 10/11/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 386 pages

Cloud Computing For Dummies
The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.
  • Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support
  • This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns
  • Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently
  • Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization
  • Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running
  • Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies
Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/29/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 pages

The Enterprise Cloud: Best Practices for Transforming Legacy IT
Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you're planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization's traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience.Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You'll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing.
  • Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services
  • Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters
  • Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud
  • Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud
  • Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem
  • Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud
Author: James Bond
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 05/19/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 397 pages

Cloud Computing Development Essentials: How to Get Started With Cloud Computing
In this book I will teach you the basics of cloud computing and why cloud computing is one of the hottest areas in information technology today. In addition, I will show you how to sign up for free developer accounts with some of the leading cloud computing platforms such as Amazon AWS and SalesForce. I will also take you on a brief tour of each of these platforms and show you how to deploy software to each of these as well. By the end of this book you will be able to develop and deploy software to the leading cloud based system on the market today.
Author: Eric Frick
Published by: Eric Frick | Publication date: 02/10/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 117 pages

Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) (Wiley CIO)
An expert guide to selecting the right cloud service model for your business Cloud computing is all the rage, allowing for the delivery of computing and storage capacity to a diverse community of end-recipients. However, before you can decide on a cloud model, you need to determine what the ideal cloud service model is for your business. Helping you cut through all the haze, Architecting the Cloud is vendor neutral and guides you in making one of the most critical technology decisions that you will face: selecting the right cloud service model(s) based on a combination of both business and technology requirements.
  • Guides corporations through key cloud design considerations
  • Discusses the pros and cons of each cloud service model
  • Highlights major design considerations in areas such as security, data privacy, logging, data storage, SLA monitoring, and more
  • Clearly defines the services cloud providers offer for each service model and the cloud services IT must provide
Arming you with the information you need to choose the right cloud service provider, Architecting the Cloud is a comprehensive guide covering everything you need to be aware of in selecting the right cloud service model for you.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 01/28/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 229 pages

Machine Learning: The New AI (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)
Today, machine learning underlies a range of applications we use every day, from product recommendations to voice recognition -- as well as some we don't yet use everyday, including driverless cars. It is the basis of the new approach in computing where we do not write programs but collect data; the idea is to learn the algorithms for the tasks automatically from data. As computing devices grow more ubiquitous, a larger part of our lives and work is recorded digitally, and as "Big Data" has gotten bigger, the theory of machine learning -- the foundation of efforts to process that data into knowledge -- has also advanced. In this book, machine learning expert Ethem Alpaydin offers a concise overview of the subject for the general reader, describing its evolution, explaining important learning algorithms, and presenting example applications.Alpaydin offers an account of how digital technology advanced from number-crunching mainframes to mobile devices, putting today's machine learning boom in context. He describes the basics of machine learning and some applications; the use of machine learning algorithms for pattern recognition; artificial neural networks inspired by the human brain; algorithms that learn associations between instances, with such applications as customer segmentation and learning recommendations; and reinforcement learning, when an autonomous agent learns act so as to maximize reward and minimize penalty. Alpaydin then considers some future directions for machine learning and the new field of "data science," and discusses the ethical and legal implications for data privacy and security.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 09/30/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
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