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The Complete Guide to Software as a Service: Everything you need to know about SaaS

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The Complete Guide to Software as a Service is truly “everything you need to know about SaaS”. This is the only book available today that covers the multiple facets of the SaaS model: functional, operational, technical, security and financial.Starting with the definition and the origins of SaaS, it gives a 360-degree view of the inner workings of a SaaS business. This book is a must read for entrepreneurs who are launching a SaaS company. Learn the six ways to fail your SaaS start-up.It will also guide any software company who is transitioning from an on-premise license model to SaaS. Learn what IT and business functions must evolve when moving from one business model to the next. It also provides useful information and insight to different functional managers within a SaaS company. As well, users of SaaS software will become more knowledgeable clients of their SaaS providers after reading this book. Learn how to “read between the lines” of your SaaS contract and focus on the clauses where you have real negotiating power.For anyone interested in learning more about this important shift in the software industry, this book fills a void that exists today in the world of SaaS.
Publication date: 07/19/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 232 pages

Cloud Computing – An Introduction

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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, 28 pages

Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges

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This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of cloud computing security technology and implementation, while exploring practical solutions to a wide range of cloud computing security issues. With more organizations using cloud computing and cloud providers for data operations, proper security in these and other potentially vulnerable areas have become a priority for organizations of all sizes across the globe. Research efforts from both academia and industry in all security aspects related to cloud computing are gathered within one reference guide.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 09/19/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 518 pages

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook - Third Edition

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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

Containerization with Ansible 2: Implement container management, deployment, and orchestration within the Ansible ecosystem

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Automate the container lifecycle from image build through cloud deployment using the automation language you already know.Key Features
  • Use Ansible Container as an integral part of your workflow to increase flexibility and portability.
  • Manage the container life cycle using existing Ansible roles and automate the entire container build, deployment and management process.
  • A step-by-step guide that will get you up and running from building a simple container image to deploying a complex, multi-container app in the cloud.
Book DescriptionToday many organizations are adopting containerization and DevOps methodologies to improve the flexibility and reliability of deploying new applications. Building custom application containers often means leveraging brittle and oftentimes complex Dockerfiles that can lead to cumbersome, multi-layered containers. Ansible Container brings a new workflow for managing the development of containers from development all the way through to production. The goal of this book is to get you up and running with Ansible Container so that you can create container images from Ansible roles, run containers locally, and deploy them to the cloud.We'll progress from a simple, single container application, to a complex application consisting of multiple, connected containers. You'll learn how to run the application locally, how to deploy it to an OpenShift cluster running locally, and how to deploy it to a Kubernetes cluster running in the cloud. Along the way, you'll see how to use roles to define each image or micro-service, and how to share your completed project with the Ansible community. Next, you will be able to take full advantage of Ansible Container, and use it to automate the container lifecycle in your own projects.By the end of this book,you will gain mastery of the Ansible Container platform by building complex multi-container projects ready for deployment into production.What you will learn
  • Increase your productivity by using Ansible roles to define and build images
  • Learn how to work with Ansible Container to manage, test, and deploy your containerized applications.
  • Increase the flexibility and portability of your applications by learning to use Ansible
  • Discover how you can apply your existing Ansible roles to the image build process
  • Get you up and running from building a simple container image to deploying a complex, multi-container app in the cloud.
  • Take an indepth look at the architecture of Ansible Container, and learn how to build re-usable container images, reliably and efficiently.
Who This Book Is ForThis book is aimed at DevOps engineers, administrators and developers who already have some familiarity with writing and running Ansible playbooks, and want to learn how to use Ansible to implement containerization.Table of Contents
  • Building Containers with Docker
  • Working with Ansible Container
  • Your First Ansible Container Project
  • What's in a Role?
  • Containers at Scale with Kubernetes
  • Managing Containers with OpenShift
  • Deploying Your First Project
  • Building and Deploying a Multi-Container Project
  • Going Further with Ansible Container
  • Author: Aric Renzo
    Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 12/07/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 234 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

    Introduction to Middleware: Web Services, Object Components, and Cloud Computing

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    "A stereotype of computer science textbooks is that they are dry, boring, and sometimes even intimidating. As a result, they turn students’ interests off from the subject matter instead of enticing them into it. This textbook is the opposite of such a stereotype. The author presents the subject matter in a refreshing story-telling style and aims to bring the Internet-generation of students closer to her stories."?--Yingcai Xiao, The University of AkronIntroduction to Middleware: Web Services, Object Components, and Cloud Computing provides a comparison of different middleware technologies and the overarching middleware concepts they are based on. The various major paradigms of middleware are introduced and their pros and cons are discussed. This includes modern cloud interfaces, including the utility of Service Oriented Architectures. The text discusses pros and cons of RESTful vs. non-RESTful web services, and also compares these to older but still heavily used distributed object/component middleware. The text guides readers to select an appropriate middleware technology to use for any given task, and to learn new middleware technologies as they appear over time without being greatly overwhelmed by any new concept. The book begins with an introduction to different distributed computing paradigms, and a review of the different kinds of architectures, architectural styles/patterns, and properties that various researchers have used in the past to examine distributed applications and determine the quality of distributed applications. Then it includes appropriate background material in networking and the web, security, and encoding necessary to understand detailed discussion in this area. The major middleware paradigms are compared, and a comparison methodology is developed. Readers will learn how to select a paradigm and technology for a particular task, after reading this text.Detailed middleware technology review sections allow students or industry practitioners working to expand their knowledge to achieve practical skills based on real projects so as to become well-functional in that technology in industry. Major technologies examined include: RESTful web services (RESTful cloud interfaces such as OpenStack, AWS EC2 interface, CloudStack; AJAX, JAX-RS, ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Core), non-RESTful (SOAP and WSDL-based) web services (JAX-WS, Windows Communication Foundation), distributed objects/ components (Enterprise Java Beans, .NET Remoting, CORBA).The book presents two projects that can be used to illustrate the practical use of middleware, and provides implementations of these projects over different technologies.This versatile and class-tested textbook is suitable (depending on chapters selected) for undergraduate or first-year graduate courses on client server architectures, middleware, and cloud computing, web services, and web programming.
    Published by: Chapman and Hall/CRC | Publication date: 06/12/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 689 pages

    The Evolution of Cloud Computing: How to plan for change

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    Cloud computing has been positioned as today's ideal IT platform. However, this has been said before of other IT architectures. How is cloud different?This book looks at what cloud promises now, and how cloud is likely to evolve as the future unfolds. Readers will be better able to ensure that decisions made now will hold them in good stead for the future and will gain a better understanding of how cloud can deliver the best outcome for their organisations.
    Published by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT | Publication date: 12/19/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 112 pages

    Ansible 2 Automation Cookbook

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    Key Features
    • Recipe-based approach to the installation and configuration of cloud resources using Ansible
    • Covers various cloud-related modules and their functionalities
    • Includes deploying a sample application to the cloud resources that you create in the relevant chapter
    • Learn the best possible way to manage and automate your cloud infrastructure
    Book DescriptionAnsible has a large collection of inbuilt modules for managing various cloud resources. The book starts with the concepts needed to safeguard your credentials and explains how you interact with cloud providers to manage resources. Each chapter begins with an introduction to using the right modules to manage a given cloud provider. The book also includes Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and other providers. Each chapter guides you through creating basic computing resources along with other resources that you might use to deploy an application. Finally, you will deploy a sample application to demonstrate various use patterns and utilities for resources.What you will learn
    • Use Ansible Vault to protect secrets
    • Understand how Ansible modules interact with cloud providers to manage resources
    • Build cloud-based resources for your application
    • Create resources beyond simple virtual machines
    • Write tasks that can be reused to create resources multiple times
    • Work with self-hosted clouds such as OpenStack and Docker
    • Deploy a multi-tier application on various cloud providers
    About the AuthorAditya Patawari is a Systems Engineer and DevOps practitioner. He runs a consulting company where he helps organizations with several systems engineering and DevOps tools including Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes. He is an expert in managing cloud-based infrastructure and helps companies evaluate their infrastructure against various parameters. He has contributed to various open source projects, including Fedora Project and Kubernetes.Aditya is an international speaker on various technical topics including Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Infrastructure Management, and Gap Analysis.Aditya likes to go hiking and reads fiction when he is not working on the next cool piece of tech.Vikas Aggarwal is an Infrastructure Engineer and a SRE, currently employed with HelpShift Technologies, and a former employee of BrowserStack Pvt. Ltd. He is a part of the Operations team at HelpShift, codifying automations for managing numerous deployed application clusters and different cloud services. He helped BrowserStack scale up from a few thousands to millions of requests, and introduced a lot of automation across various components to manage, monitor, and deploy a hybrid cloud of thousands of servers. He has matured his skills in cloud and automation in the course of of his career by investing big-time in deploying cloud automation to maintain cloud resources with various tools such as Ansible, Terraform, CloudFormation, and more.Vikas is a lazy guy, never likes ssh’ing, so he spends most of his valuable time writing automation and codifying processes.
    Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 03/09/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 254 pages

    The Great Cloud Migration: Your Roadmap to Cloud Computing, Big Data and Linked Data

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    The definitive guide to migrating your applications to the cloud!The next computing revolution is underway! Cloud Computing, Big Data and Linked Open Data are creating the platform for the next generation of computing. These technologies are drastically increasing the capabilities of every organization that implements them. This guide will give you the in-depth understanding, insight and practical details to enable you to craft an implementation strategy for migrating to these new technologies. This book deftly explains detailed technical concepts in a manner that every manager can understand, and more importantly leverage. At the same time, this book delivers the technical details and in-depth coverage to educate your entire IT organization, including your hardcore developers on the fundamentals of these cutting edge technologies. Get your organization ready for the future with this detailed roadmap! Written by a proven expert in the field, this book delivers for managers, architects and developers. It is a must-read for every Information Technology professional to master this new landscape and to lead their organization into the next computing revolution!About the Author: Michael Daconta is the Vice President of Advanced Technology for InCadence Strategic Solutions, Inc. Mr. Daconta is a well-known author, lecturer and columnist having authored or co-authored 11 other technical books, numerous magazine articles and online columns (JavaWorld, Government Computer News). He is the former Metadata Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that capacity he was selected into the “Federal 100” by Federal Computer Week magazine, led the Federal Data Reference Model working group for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and launched the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) with the Department of Justice (DoJ). Mr. Daconta has more than 25 years of development experience having developed large scale IT Systems for Telemedicine, Stock Trading, Information Analysis and Integration and Military Simulations. He is also the inventor of two patented technologies. His career has afforded him a unique blend of operational and technology experience. Mr. Daconta is currently developing the Axon Cloud Channel™ Technical Cloud Broker with a team of developers at InCadence Strategic Solutions, Inc. He earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University and his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from New York University (NYU). His books cover XML, XUL, Java, C++ and C. His previous book was “Information As Product: How to Deliver the Right Information, To the Right Person, At the Right Time.”
    Publication date: 12/31/2013
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 218 pages
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