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Distributed and Cloud Computing: From Parallel Processing to the Internet of Things

Distributed and Cloud Computing: From Parallel Processing to the Internet of Things

Distributed and Cloud Computing: From Parallel Processing to the Internet of Things offers complete coverage of modern distributed computing technology including clusters, the grid, service-oriented architecture, massively parallel processors, peer-to-peer networking, and cloud computing. It is the first modern, up-to-date distributed systems textbook; it explains how to create high-performance, scalable, reliable systems, exposing the design principles, architecture, and innovative applications of parallel, distributed, and cloud computing systems. Topics covered by this book include: facilitating management, debugging, migration, and disaster recovery through virtualization; clustered systems for research or ecommerce applications; designing systems as web services; and social networking systems using peer-to-peer computing. The principles of cloud computing are discussed using examples from open-source and commercial applications, along with case studies from the leading distributed computing vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Each chapter includes exercises and further reading, with lecture slides and more available online. This book will be ideal for students taking a distributed systems or distributed computing class, as well as for professional system designers and engineers looking for a reference to the latest distributed technologies including cloud, P2P and grid computing.
  • Complete coverage of modern distributed computing technology including clusters, the grid, service-oriented architecture, massively parallel processors, peer-to-peer networking, and cloud computing
  • Includes case studies from the leading distributed computing vendors: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and more
  • Explains how to use virtualization to facilitate management, debugging, migration, and disaster recovery
  • Designed for undergraduate or graduate students taking a distributed systems course—each chapter includes exercises and further reading, with lecture slides and more available online
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 12/18/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 672 pages
Cloud Computing Bible

Cloud Computing Bible

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
Cloud as a Service: Understanding the Service Innovation Ecosystem

Cloud as a Service: Understanding the Service Innovation Ecosystem

See how the principles of Service Science govern the dynamics driving the adoption of cloud computing in the industry.Cloud as Service shows you how the evolution of enterprise computing platforms to application-specific cloud platforms (ASCPs) have aligned to business needs. You'll also learn processes for developing and building ASCPs. You'll gain insight into how executives, managers, and technologists are utilizing cloud services, cloud service providers, equipment manufacturers, and software and application vendors participating in cloud supply chains.For business, the appeal of cloud computing must go beyond the notion of convenient, on-demand access of networked pooled access to computing resources. Industry leaders have learned to apply cloud computing to become more nimble, cost effective, and customer engaging as they strive for competitive advantage, regardless of size. These companies define and build cloud platforms customized for their needs rather than using someone else’s.  This book shows you how to use a holistic, end-to-end view of platform planning, platform development, supply chains and operations to collapse platform development times to a fraction of the original time. You’ll see that strategies for selling to the cloud market are essentially incomplete; and that in order to be successful, businesses must become cloud service businesses themselves, incorporating cloud technologies in their engineering, IT, sales and marketing, and delivery processes. What You'll Learn:
  • Historical perspective to provide insight into the dynamics driving cloud evolution today
  • State of the art in IT requirements and cloud solutions
  • The value of User Experience (UX) driven design principles
  • The crucial roles of Service Brokers and Service Assurance Managers
  • The landscape of emerging cloud services and what they mean to your enterprise
  • Service Portals and Enterprise Service Buses
Who This Book Is For:
  • CIOs, CTOs, data center architects, solution architects and application engineers 
  • Educational institutions building a systems integration curriculum 
  • Developers who want to understand how their work fits in the cloud ecosystem
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 12/22/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Grounding The Cloud: Basics and Brokerages

Grounding The Cloud: Basics and Brokerages

Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerages is an easy to understand overview that will allow you to harness the power of the cloud to advance your business goals using clearly defined concepts of cloud computing, easy to understand definitions comprehensive checklists, and real-world success stories.Learn how organizations of all sizes, from small private accounting firms to massive governmental agencies utilize the current IT revolution to greatly increase productivity by embracing the cloud's ecosystem of shared services.Explore the three types of cloud models (public, private, and hybrid). Discover cloud services brokerages (CSB), learn how they operate, and decide if they are right for you. Begin transitioning your business to the cloud by performing the comprehensive on-site assessment found in this book. Build a gateway cloud, or prepare a request for proposal with the handy guides contained in the book.
Author: Todd Lyle
Published by: Duncan | Publication date: 10/12/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 78 pages
Privately and Publicly Verifiable Computing Techniques: A Survey (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science)

Privately and Publicly Verifiable Computing Techniques: A Survey (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science)

This book presents the first comprehensive overview of various verifiable computing techniques, which allow the computation of a function on outsourced data to be delegated to a server. It provides a brief description of all the approaches and highlights the properties each solution achieves. Further, it analyzes the level of security provided, how efficient the verification process is, who can act as a verifier and check the correctness of the result, which function class the verifiable computing scheme supports, and whether privacy with respect to t he input and/or output data is provided. On the basis of this analysis the authors then compare the different approaches and outline possible directions for future work.The book is of interest to anyone wanting to understand the state of the art of this research field.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 04/24/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 63 pages
The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople

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

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
Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks

Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks

Discover the business benefits and risks of adopting Cloud servicesCloud Computing: Assessing the risks uses jargon-free language and relevant examples, analogies and diagrams to explain the key benefits and risks that come with adopting Cloud services. Written by three internationally renowned experts, the book discusses the primary concerns of most businesses leaders – the security and risk elements of the Cloud. But security and risk are just two elements of Cloud Computing, and this book covers all the critical components of a successful Cloud programme, including compliance, risk, reliability, availability, areas of responsibility, Cloud computing borders, legalities, digital forensics and business continuity. Learn what the Cloud can do for youThe authors are careful to describe the challenges as well as the benefits of using Cloud services, giving the reader more realistic expectations of what a Cloud service can provide, and an understanding of how to successfully manage the risks and threats. The book explains how you can make your business more flexible in order to seize opportunities offered by the Cloud and gives you an understanding of international data protection and privacy laws around Cloud computing.Contents1.Cloud Computing Explained; 2.How Cloud Computing Changes Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance;3.Governance of Cloud Computing; 4.Cloud Computing Top Security Risks; 5.Assessing Security in the Cloud;6.Cloud Computing Application Security; 7.Organisational Risks Associated with Cloud Computing;8.Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Cloud Computing;9.Investigations and Forensics in the Cloud; 10.Cloud Computing Borders - National and International Deployment;11.Evaluating Compliance in the Cloud; 12.Where Cloud Computing is Heading.About the authorsJared Carstensen is an internationally renowned information technology and information security specialist with Deloitte & Touche. Jared is a certified industry professional providing insight and expertise to various international clients, and has spoken at a number of international events information security and best practice. He is a member of the IT Governance Expert Panel and an advisory panel member for Standards.org. Bernard Golden is the CEO of HyperStratus, a Silicon Valley Cloud Computing consultancy which works with clients throughout the world. Bernard is the Cloud Computing Advisor for CIO Magazine and an award-winning blogger. He has been described as a Top 100 ’Most Powerful Voice‘ in security. He is a well-known writer and speaker on Cloud Computing. JP Morgenthal is one of the world's foremost experts in IT strategy and Cloud Computing. He has been applying technology solutions to complex business problems for more than 25 years. He is a respected author and is the Lead Cloud Computing Editor for InfoQ. JP is also President of the Cloud Security Alliance Washington DC, USA Chapter. Is Cloud right for your organisation ? Buy this book and understand the business benefits you could achieve.
Published by: IT Governance | Publication date: 08/01/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Managing the Web of Things: Linking the Real World to the Web

Managing the Web of Things: Linking the Real World to the Web

Managing the Web of Things: Linking the Real World to the Web presents a consolidated and holistic coverage of engineering, management, and analytics of the Internet of Things. The web has gone through many transformations, from traditional linking and sharing of computers and documents (i.e., Web of Data), to the current connection of people (i.e., Web of People), and to the emerging connection of billions of physical objects (i.e., Web of Things). With increasing numbers of electronic devices and systems providing different services to people, Web of Things applications present numerous challenges to research institutions, companies, governments, international organizations, and others. This book compiles the newest developments and advances in the area of the Web of Things, ranging from modeling, searching, and data analytics, to software building, applications, and social impact. Its coverage will enable effective exploration, understanding, assessment, comparison, and the selection of WoT models, languages, techniques, platforms, and tools. Readers will gain an up-to-date understanding of the Web of Things systems that accelerates their research.
  • Offers a comprehensive and systematic presentation of the methodologies, technologies, and applications that enable efficient and effective management of the Internet of Things
  • Provides an in-depth analysis on the state-of-the-art Web of Things modeling and searching technologies, including how to collect, clean, and analyze data generated by the Web of Things
  • Covers system design and software building principles, with discussions and explorations of social impact for the Web of Things through real-world applications
  • Acts as an ideal reference or recommended text for graduate courses in cloud computing, service computing, and more
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 02/10/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 482 pages
Cloud Computing for Programmers

Cloud Computing for Programmers

Want to stay competitive in an ever-changing market? Be in demand? Be respected by your peers and by management? Influence decisions in your team? Boost your salary? Nail that dream job and build a remarkable career in software development?Then you must keep an eye on the latest trends.You do not want to let your skills become obsolete, you don’t want to struggle to find your next contract or beg for a paycheck in a few years from now. Or, even worse, be stuck in a role that you don’t enjoy, working on a boring, old, legacy project, losing all the passion and the love for you job.All software developers know how hard it is to find the time and the energy to study and expand your technical skills outside of your full time job, after working long hours at the office. Family and friends always take priority. The last thing you want to do in the evening or at the weekend is picking up a heavy scholarly 500 pages tome, knowing that your brain will retain about 10% of what you read by the time you are finished, a month later.Cloud Computing for Programmers is the opposite of that. You can get it for 4-5 bucks (not 40 or 50) and you can read it front to back in a day or less to learn everything you need to know RIGHT NOW about Cloud Computing and particularly how it will affect your day-to-day job and professional career as a software developer. Introducing:
  • The differences between traditional (on premise) software development and cloud-based development
  • New tools the Cloud offers to streamline the software development lifecycle
  • The new programming languages that are emerging and might shake up software development in this next phase
  • How the Cloud is particularly suitable for mobile app development
  • The two main types of APIs that you should become familiar with in order to implement interoperability between cloud-based systems
  • The new form of NoSQL storage that has the potential to subvert the old relational model
  • The challenges of programming for the Cloud
  • The new jobs and roles that are gaining momentum in the IT space
Yes, you can find everything you want to know about this topic online... The Internet is filled with more information than you will be able to consume in a lifetime, and it keeps growing. If you have the time to look for it, research it and filter through all the average, inaccurate or misleading content out there, do not buy this book.This book is for those who think their time is limited and valuable. For these people there's some good news: someone has already done all the legwork for you, attending conferences and certification programmes about Cloud Computing, testing different tools, platforms and programming languages. Two years of intense work summarized in 100 pages of great, specific, targeted content for you to easily take in and enjoy.
Publication date: 04/21/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 104 pages
Cloud Is a Piece of Cake

Cloud Is a Piece of Cake

Why cloud? The evolution of cloud technology has drastically reduced the time and effort to ship an idea to the market. You neither need costly physical servers nor expensive maintenance engineers. Moving to the cloud takes care of everything. The best part is you only pay for what you use. This is a boon for individual developers and start-ups. What is in this book? Ever wondered how apps like Uber, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Instagram, Feedly, etc. work? Uber provides you locations of available cars real-time. Whatsapp, Snapchat lets you send text, photos and videos instantly. Instagram enables you to share photos. Feedly gives you news of your interest. This book teaches you to build such cloud apps. Who is the book for? 1. You are a computer science student looking to learn industry skills. 2. You have basic coding skills and want to learn cloud development. 3. You are a software engineer with years of experience but don't understand the cloud. 4. You want to move your service to cloud. 5. You want to develop cloud apps. "Febin does a brilliant job of introducing cloud computing jargon in layman's terms while at the same time carefully guiding the reader in getting started in building cloud apps practically without spoon feeding him/her." Naresh Annangar, Sr. Security Researcher, Zscaler "Cloud computing is no more the future; It is the present. From playing a game on Facebook to reading an e-book on a Kindle, everything is driven by cloud computing around us. This book makes learning fun, interesting and you get to solve real world problems. If you are a wannapreneur, entrepreneur, a student or someone who wants to start off with cloud computing, then this book is for you. Beware this book gets you addicted to cloud computing!" Vishnu Sosale, Android Developer, HackerEarth
Publication date: 12/22/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 96 pages
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