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Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice

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Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. After an introduction to network-centric computing and network-centric content in Chapter One, the book is organized into four sections. Section One reviews basic concepts of concurrency and parallel and distributed systems. Section Two presents such critical components of the cloud ecosystem as cloud service providers, cloud access, cloud data storage, and cloud hardware and software. Section Three covers cloud applications and cloud security, while Section Four presents research topics in cloud computing. Specific topics covered include resource virtualization, resource management and scheduling, and advanced topics like the impact of scale on efficiency, cloud scheduling subject to deadlines, alternative cloud architectures, and vehicular clouds. An included glossary covers terms grouped in several categories, from general to services, virtualization, desirable attributes and security.
  • Includes new chapters on concurrency, cloud hardware and software, challenges posed by big data and mobile applications and advanced topics
  • Provides a new appendix that presents several cloud computing projects
  • Presents more than 400 references in the text, including recent research results in several areas related to cloud computing
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 11/20/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 590 pages

Engineering Software as a Service: An Agile Approach Using Cloud Computing + $10 AWS Credit

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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: 01/03/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 500 pages

Cloud Computing: A Guide for IT Leaders

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In this book, I provide a guide for IT leaders to understand and therefore adopt cloud computing processes successfully, drawing from the evidence-based literature as well as the findings from my doctoral research. This book holds great relevance for business leaders, as understanding strategies for the adoption of cloud computing will help to gain the operational and technical efficiencies of innovative technologies, resulting in cost savings as well as acceleration of time-to-market for product and services development initiatives. Accelerated time-to-market will, in turn, lead to a competitive advantage for these organizations.
Published by: ZAZAD Solutions Inc | Publication date: 05/30/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 500 pages

Cloud Computing: Manipulation, Configuring and Accessing the Applications Online

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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: 10/10/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 78 pages

Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

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Choose the right combination of public, private, and data center resources to empower your business Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations do business. This handy guide helps you find out what this new cloud deployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earth information about cloud technology, questions to consider, and how to plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment.
  • Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of the hybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective
  • Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actual foundational elements of the hybrid cloud
  • Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloud needs based on your business objectives
  • Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means to create a computing environment that brings elements of the data center together with public and private cloud services
  • Making it work — examine the steps you need to take to make this new architectural approach work — including security, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more
  • Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk to cloud providers and plan for the service you choose
Open the book and find:
  • Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates a hybrid cloud from other cloud models
  • The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models
  • Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud
  • Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world
  • Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers
  • Security and governance in a hybrid model
  • The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments
Learn to:
  • Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud
  • Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services
  • Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards
  • Protect customer data with sound security practices
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 05/09/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 362 pages

The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople

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The Tech Contracts Handbook is a userfriendly reference manual and training guide on software licenses and other IT agreements, along with cloud computing issues. This handbook is for both lawyers and businesspeople, including contract managers, procurement officers, corporate counsel, salespeople, and anyone else responsible for getting IT deals done. Perhaps, most important, the book uses clear, simple English, just like a good contract. The book describes each clause typically found in a technology agreement, outlines the issues at stake, and offers negotiation tips and sample contract language. The book addresses four principle types of IT contracts:• Software license agreements and software ownership agreements• IP professional services agreements• Cloud services agreements• Combination agreementsTopics include warranties, indemnities, open source software, nondisclosure agreements, limitations of liability, software escrow, data security, copyright licensing, both private and government contracts, and much more.
Published by: American Bar Association | Publication date: 01/07/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 275 pages

The Practice of Cloud System Administration: DevOps and SRE Practices for Web Services, Volume 2

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“There’s an incredible amount of depth and thinking in the practices described here, and it’s impressive to see it all in one place.” —Win Treese, coauthor of Designing Systems for Internet Commerce   The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2, focuses on “distributed” or “cloud” computing and brings a DevOps/SRE sensibility to the practice of system administration. Unsatisfied with books that cover either design or operations in isolation, the authors created this authoritative reference centered on a comprehensive approach.   Case studies and examples from Google, Etsy, Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, and other industry giants are explained in practical ways that are useful to all enterprises. The new companion to the best-selling first volume, The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition, this guide offers expert coverage of the following and many other crucial topics:   Designing and building modern web and distributed systems
  • Fundamentals of large system design
  • Understand the new software engineering implications of cloud administration
  • Make systems that are resilient to failure and grow and scale dynamically
  • Implement DevOps principles and cultural changes
  • IaaS/PaaS/SaaS and virtual platform selection
Operating and running systems using the latest DevOps/SRE strategies
  • Upgrade production systems with zero down-time
  • What and how to automate; how to decide what not to automate
  • On-call best practices that improve uptime
  • Why distributed systems require fundamentally different system administration techniques
  • Identify and resolve resiliency problems before they surprise you
Assessing and evaluating your team’s operational effectiveness
  • Manage the scientific process of continuous improvement
  • A forty-page, pain-free assessment system you can start using today
 
Published by: Addison-Wesley Professional | Publication date: 09/01/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 531 pages

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam

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Validate your AWS skills.  This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud.  AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex’s interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics, including:
  • Mapping Multi-Tier Architectures to AWS Services, such as web/app servers, firewalls, caches and load balancers
  • Understanding managed RDBMS through AWS RDS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, Aurora)
  • Understanding Loose Coupling and Stateless Systems
  • Comparing Different Consistency Models in AWS Services
  • Understanding how AWS CloudFront can make your application more cost efficient, faster and secure
  • Implementing Route tables, Access Control Lists, Firewalls, NAT, and DNS
  • Applying AWS Security Features along with traditional Information and Application Security
  • Using Compute, Networking, Storage, and Database AWS services
  • Architecting Large Scale Distributed Systems
  • Understanding of Elasticity and Scalability Concepts
  • Understanding of Network Technologies Relating to AWS
  • Deploying and Managing Services with tools such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk.
Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, review with proven study tools, and apply real-world scenarios. If you are looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this guide is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain the edge on exam day and throughout your career. 
Published by: Sybex | Publication date: 09/28/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 504 pages

Internet of Things for Architects: Architecting IoT solutions by implementing sensors, communication infrastructure, edge computing, analytics, and security

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Learn to design, implement and secure your IoT infrastructureKey Features
  • Build a complete IoT system that is the best fit for your organization
  • Learn about different concepts, technologies, and tradeoffs in the IoT architectural stack
  • Understand the theory, concepts, and implementation of each element that comprises IoT design—from sensors to the cloud
  • Implement best practices to ensure the reliability, scalability, robust communication systems, security, and data analysis in your IoT infrastructure
Book DescriptionThe Internet of Things (IoT) is the fastest growing technology market. Industries are embracing IoT technologies to improve operational expenses, product life, and people's well-being. An architectural guide is necessary if you want to traverse the spectrum of technologies needed to build a successful IoT system, whether that's a single device or millions of devices.This book encompasses the entire spectrum of IoT solutions, from sensors to the cloud. We start by examining modern sensor systems and focus on their power and functionality. After that, we dive deep into communication theory, paying close attention to near-range PAN, including the new Bluetooth® 5.0 specification and mesh networks. Then, we explore IP-based communication in LAN and WAN, including 802.11ah, 5G LTE cellular, SigFox, and LoRaWAN. Next, we cover edge routing and gateways and their role in fog computing, as well as the messaging protocols of MQTT and CoAP.With the data now in internet form, you'll get an understanding of cloud and fog architectures, including the OpenFog standards. We wrap up the analytics portion of the book with the application of statistical analysis, complex event processing, and deep learning models. Finally, we conclude by providing a holistic view of the IoT security stack and the anatomical details of IoT exploits while countering them with software defined perimeters and blockchains.What you will learn
  • Understand the role and scope of architecting a successful IoT deployment, from sensors to the cloud
  • Scan the landscape of IoT technologies that span everything from sensors to the cloud and
  • everything in between
  • See the trade-offs in choices of protocols and communications in IoT deployments
  • Build a repertoire of skills and the vernacular necessary to work in the IoT space
  • Broaden your skills in multiple engineering domains necessary for the IoT architect
Who this book is forThis book is for architects, system designers, technologists, and technology managers who want to understand the IoT ecosphere, various technologies, and tradeoffs and develop a 50,000-foot view of IoT architecture. Table of Contents
  • The IoT Hype
  • IoT Architecture and Core IoT Modules
  • Sensors, Endpoints, and Power Systems
  • Communications and Information Theory
  • Non-IP Based WPAN
  • IP-Based WPAN and WLAN
  • Long Range Communication Systems and Protocols (WAN)
  • Routers and Gateways
  • IoT Edge to Cloud Protocols
  • Cloud and Fog Topologies
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning in the Cloud and in the Fog
  • IoT Security
  • Consortiums and Communities
  • Author: Perry Lea
    Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 01/22/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 524 pages

    Cloud Computing Bible

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    The complete reference guide to the hot technology of cloud computingIts potential for lowering IT costs makes cloud computing a major force for both IT vendors and users; it is expected to gain momentum rapidly with the launch of Office Web Apps later this year. Because cloud computing involves various technologies, protocols, platforms, and infrastructure elements, this comprehensive reference is just what you need if you'll be using or implementing cloud computing.
    • Cloud computing offers significant cost savings by eliminating upfront expenses for hardware and software; its growing popularity is expected to skyrocket when Microsoft introduces Office Web Apps
    • This comprehensive guide helps define what cloud computing is and thoroughly explores the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make it so desirable
    • Covers mobile cloud computing, a significant area due to ever-increasing cell phone and smartphone use
    • Focuses on the platforms and technologies essential to cloud computing
    Anyone involved with planning, implementing, using, or maintaining a cloud computing project will rely on the information in Cloud Computing Bible.
    Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 12/21/2010
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 532 pages
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