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: 05/06/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 280 pages
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
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/29/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 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: 05/02/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 533 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: Hawramani.com | Publication date: 03/02/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 108 pages
Cloud Computing provides us meαns by which we cαn αccess the αpplicαtions αs utilities over the internet. It αllows us to creαte, configure, αnd customize the business αpplicαtions online.This tutoriαl will tαke you through α step-by-step αpproαch while leαrning Cloud Computing concepts.This reference hαs been prepαred for the beginners to help them to understαnd bαsic-to-αdvαnced concepts relαted to Cloud Computing. This tutoriαl will give you enough understαnding on Cloud Computing concepts from where you cαn tαke yourself to α higher level of expertise.Before proceeding with this tutoriαl, you should hαve bαsic knowledge of Computers, Internet, Dαtαbαse αnd Networking concepts. Such bαsic knowledge will help you in understαnding the Cloud Computing concepts αnd move fαst on the leαrning trαck.
Publication date: 10/10/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 83 pages
Cloud Computing Tutorial: A step-by-step approach while learning Cloud Computing concepts.: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Virtualization, Business Models, Mobile, Security and More
Cloud computing is changing the way businesses and users interact with computers and mobile devices. Gone are the days of expensive data centers, racks of disk drives, and large IT support teams. Today they are replaced with software applications delivered to users on demand from the cloud; with high-capacity, auto-replicated, secure, cloud-based disk storage and databases; with virtualized server and desktop environments and with cloud- based collaboration tools that support the success of onsite. remote, and hybrid teams. Cloud Computing presents a hands-on introduction to cloud technologies. By the end of Chapter 1 you will learn to use cloud-based data storage for storing personal documents, share photos and other digital media with other users and devices, perform cloud-based automated backups and apply various cloud-based applications!You will learn specifics about Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), server and desktop virtualization, and much more. Each chapter presents a cloud topic, examines the underlying business case, and then takes you on a test drive. The chapters include real-world case studies with content that is ideal for users interested in migrating to the cloud, IT professionals seeking knowledge about cloud fundamentals, developers building cloud solutions of the future and CIOs wanting insights on current cloud solutions.
Publication date: 08/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 145 pages
This overview of cloud computing in a “self-teaching” format, contains state-of-the art chapters with tips and insights about cloud computing, its architecture, applications, information on securityand privacy, and numerous case studies. It includes questions for discussion and “Cloud Computing Lab Experiments”to help in mastering its complex services and technologies. Recent research shows that cloud computing willbe worth billions of dollars in new investments. Organizations are flocking to the cloud services to benefit from the elasticity, self-services, resource abundance, ubiquity, responsiveness, and cost efficiencies that it offers. Many government and private universities have already migrated to the cloud. The next wave in computing technology, expected to usher in a new era, will be based on cloud computing. Features•Explores the basic advancements in the field of cloud computing •Offers a practical, “self-teaching” approach with numerous case studies and lab experiments on installation, evaluation, security, and more•Includes material on ESXi, MS AZURE, Eucalyptus, and more. Brief Table of Contents1: Introduction to Cloud Computing. 2: Cloud Computing Architectures . 3: Virtualization Technology of Clouds. 4: Advanced Cloud Applications. 5: Enterprise Cloud Computing. 6: Case Studies. Cloud Computing “Lab” Experiments. Glossary. Questions for Discussion. References. Index.About the AuthorRajiv Chopra, PhD is an assistant professor of computer science and engineering and has written several texts and journal articles.
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 03/28/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 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
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 01/28/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Cloud Computing for Machine Learning and Cognitive Applications: A Machine Learning Approach (MIT Press)
This is the first textbook to teach students how to build data analytic solutions on large data sets (specifically in Internet of Things applications) using cloud-based technologies for data storage, transmission and mashup, and AI techniques to analyze this data. This textbook is designed to train college students to master modern cloud computing systems in operating principles, architecture design, machine learning algorithms, programming models and software tools for big data mining, analytics, and cognitive applications. The book will be suitable for use in one-semester computer science or electrical engineering courses on cloud computing, machine learning, cloud programming, cognitive computing, or big data science. The book will also be very useful as a reference for professionals who want to work in cloud computing and data science.Cloud and Cognitive Computing begins with two introductory chapters on fundamentals of cloud computing, data science, and adaptive computing that lay the foundation for the rest of the book. Subsequent chapters cover topics including cloud architecture, mashup services, virtual machines, Docker containers, mobile clouds, IoT and AI, inter-cloud mashups, and cloud performance and benchmarks, with a focus on Google's Brain Project, DeepMind, and X-Lab programs, IBKai HwangM SyNapse, Bluemix programs, cognitive initiatives, and neurocomputers. The book then covers machine learning algorithms and cloud programming software tools and application development, applying the tools in machine learning, social media, deep learning, and cognitive applications. All cloud systems are illustrated with big data and cognitive application examples.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 06/30/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 624 pages
A one-semester college course in software engineering focusing on cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS), and Agile development using Extreme Programming (XP). This book is neither a step-by-step tutorial nor a reference book. Instead, our goal is to bring a diverse set of software engineering topics together into a single narrative, help readers understand the most important ideas through concrete examples and a learn-by-doing approach, and teach readers enough about each topic to get them started in the field. Courseware for doing the work in the book is available as a virtual machine image that can be downloaded or deployed in the cloud. A free MOOC (massively open online course) at saas-class.org follows the book's content and adds programming assignments and quizzes. See http://saasbook.info for details.
Published by: Strawberry Canyon LLC | Publication date: 01/03/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 500 pages