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Cloud Computing: Business Trends and Technologies

Cloud Computing: Business Trends and Technologies

Cloud Computing: Business Trends and Technologies provides a broad introduction to Cloud computing technologies and their applications to IT and telecommunications businesses (i.e., the network function virtualization, NFV). To this end, the book is expected to serve as a textbook in a graduate course on Cloud computing.The book examines the business cases and then concentrates on the technologies necessary for supporting them. In the process, the book addresses the principles of – as well as the known problems with – the underlying technologies, such as virtualization, data communications, network and operations management, security and identity management. It introduces, through open-source case studies (based on OpenStack), an extensive illustration of lifecycle management.The book also looks at the existing and emerging standards, demonstrating their respective relation to each topic.Overall, this is an authoritative textbook on this emerging and still-developing discipline, which•Guides the reader through basic concepts, to current practices, to state-of-the-art applications.•Considers technical standards bodies involved in Cloud computing standardization.•Is written by innovation experts in operating systems and data communications, each with over 20 years’ experience in business, research, and teaching.
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 11/09/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 377 pages
An Introduction to Cloud Computing

An Introduction to Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has exploded in popularity in recent years which has provided an increase of business efficiency, a reduction in computer expenditure and invaluable methods of secure storage. This eBook provides an easy to swallow understanding of the fundamentals and concepts of "The Cloud" to allow you to explore the wonders and possibilities of this technology!
Author: James Wilson
Published by: James Wilson | Publication date: 05/14/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 14 pages
Learn Cloud Computing

Learn Cloud Computing

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ WAGmob: Over One million paying customer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ WAGmob brings you, Simple 'n Easy, on-the-go learning book for "Learn Cloud Computing".The bite sized book helps you to understand the basics of "Learn Cloud Computing".Only 101 introduction to "Learn Cloud Computing" is provided via this book. The book provides snack sized, bite sized learning. "Learn Cloud Computing" includes tutorials on:What is Cloud Computing?•What is Cloud Computing?•What is the difference between On-Premise versus On the Cloud?Types of Cloud computing:•Types of Cloud computing•Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)•Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)•Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)Delivery Model:•Cloud Computing Delivery Models•Public Model•Private Model•Hybrid ModelVirtualization:•What is Virtualization?•Network Virtualization•Storage Virtualization•Server Virtualization•Virtual Machine (VM)•Advantages of Virtualization•Disadvantages of VirtualizationCloud Computing Benefits and Pitfalls:•Cloud Computing Advantages•Cloud Computing DisadvantagesTop Cloud Services:•Amazon Web Services - EC2•Windows Azure•Google App Engine•iCloudImplementing the Cloud:•Cloud-sourcing•Steps for Implementing the Cloud•Questions to ask the cloud service providerCloud Storage:•Cloud Storage•Types of Cloud Storage•AdvantagesCloud Security:•Cloud computing security•Security issues with the cloud•Cloud Security Controls•Cloud security Dimensions •Security and Privacy•Compliance•Legal or Contractual IssuesCloud Backup and DR:•Cloud Back up and DR•Key benefits of backup disaster recovery in the cloud•Data backup security in the cloudCloud Terminology:•TerminologyAbout WAGmob apps:1) A companion app for on-the-go, bite-sized learning.2) Offers value for money (a lifetime of free updates).3) Over One million paying customers from 175+ countries.WAGmob Vision : Simple 'n easy apps for a lifetime of on-the-go learningVisit us : www.wagmob.comPlease write to us at Team@WAGmob.com. We would love to improve this app.
Author: WAGmob
Published by: WAGmob | Publication date: 07/26/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 131 pages
The Enterprise Cloud: Best Practices for Transforming Legacy IT

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
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook - Third Edition

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook - Third Edition

Over 110 effective recipes to help you build and operate OpenStack cloud computing, storage, networking, and automationAbout This Book
  • Explore many new features of OpenStack's Juno and Kilo releases
  • Install, configure, and administer core projects with the help of OpenStack Object Storage, Block Storage, and Neutron Networking services
  • Harness the abilities of experienced OpenStack administrators and architects, and run your own private cloud successfully
  • Practical, real-world examples of each service and an accompanying Vagrant environment that helps you learn quickly
In DetailOpenStack Open Source software is one of the most used cloud infrastructures to support software development and big data analysis. It is developed by a thriving community of individual developers from around the globe and backed by most of the leading players in the cloud space today.It is simple to implement, massively scalable, and can store a large pool of data and networking resources. OpenStack has a strong ecosystem that helps you provision your cloud storage needs. Add OpenStack's enterprise features to reduce the cost of your business.This book will show you the steps to build up a private cloud environment. At the beginning, you'll discover the uses of cloud services such as the identity service, image service, and compute service. You'll dive into Neutron, the OpenStack Networking service, and get your hands dirty with configuring ML2, networks, routers, and Distributed Virtual Routers. You’ll then gather more expert knowledge on OpenStack cloud computing by managing your cloud's security and migration. After that, we delve in to OpenStack Object storage and how to manage servers and work with objects, cluster, and storage functionalities. Also, as you go deeper into the realm of OpenStack, you'll learn practical examples of Block storage, LBaaS, and FWaaS: installation and configuration covered ground up. Finally, you will learn OpenStack dashboard, Ansible and Foreman, Keystone, and other interesting topics.What You Will Learn
  • Understand, install, configure, and manage Nova—the OpenStack Cloud Compute resource
  • Configure ML2, networks, routers, and Distributed Virtual Routers with Neutron
  • Use and secure Keystone, the OpenStack Authentication service
  • Install and set up Swift and Container Replication between datacenters
  • Gain hands-on experience and familiarity with Horizon, the OpenStack Dashboard user interface
  • Automate complete solutions with our recipes on Heat, the OpenStack Orchestration service
  • Use Ansible and Foreman to automate OpenStack installations successfully
  • Follow practical advice and examples to run OpenStack in production
Who This Book Is ForThis book is aimed at cloud system engineers, system administrators, and technical architects who are moving from a virtualized environment to cloud environments. This book assumes that you are familiar with cloud computing platforms, and have knowledge of virtualization, networking, and managing Linux environments.Style and approachClear, step-by-step instructions coupled with practical and applicable recipes that'll enable you to use and implement the latest features of OpenStack.
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 08/19/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 438 pages
Cloud Fundamentals: 100+ Questions and Answers

Cloud Fundamentals: 100+ Questions and Answers

The skills required for I.T is changing rapidly with the availability of newer software defined networking solutions. The virtualization of application and network devices is causing an overlap of management domains for network engineers, systems engineers and security engineers. The network devices and applications now reside at network servers as virtual machines (VM). In addition there is a shift toward an internet-based connectivity model that is changing how the network is managed. New virtualized management solutions have been developed for integrating physical and virtual platforms.Each group must develop new skills for virtualization, server-based troubleshooting and cloud management. Virtualization of applications and devices allow for an on-demand connectivity and operational model. It is characterized by a dynamic, elastic, scalable architecture that is hardware independent. The new networking paradigm uses Openstack, vPath and SDN programmable network devices. The virtualization overlay abstracts the underlying network infrastructure from the application layer. The virtualization architecture is enabling seamless access and global connectivity of enterprise and cloud data center applications. There are 100+ questions and answers based on the book Cloud Design Fundamentals.
Publication date: 03/08/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 14 pages
Cloud Computing Explained: Implementation Handbook for Enterprises

Cloud Computing Explained: Implementation Handbook for Enterprises

Updated and Expanded in 2013Cloud Computing Explained provides an overview of Cloud Computing in an enterprise environment. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm around cloud-based solutions and services as well as the cost-savings and flexibility that they can provide. It is imperative that all senior technologists have a solid understanding of the ramifications of cloud computing since its impact is likely to permeate the entire IT landscape. However, it is not trivial to introduce a fundamentally different service-delivery paradigm into an existing enterprise architecture. This book describes the benefits and challenges of Cloud Computing and then leads the reader through the process of assessing the suitability of a cloud-based approach for a given situation, calculating and justifying the investment that is required to transform the process or application, and then developing a solid design that considers the implementation as well as the ongoing operations and governance required to maintain the solution in a partially outsourced delivery model.
Author: John Rhoton
Published by: Recursive Press | Publication date: 05/03/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 473 pages
Cloud Computing Development Essentials: How to Get Started With Cloud Computing

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

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

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
Machine Learning: The New AI (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

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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