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Cloud Computing -- The Glide OS Story: Solving The Cross Platform Puzzle
Cross platform technology could be "The Next Big Thing." Glide is a pioneering and award winning cloud-computing service leading the emergence of the cross platform space. If you use any combination of Microsoft Windows, Google Android and Apple iOS/OS X devices and various cloud services like Dropbox, Google Docs and Facebook in your home or business, this book is a must read.Cloud Computing: The Glide OS Story provides a detailed primer on the challenges and opportunities faced by start up companies and how they all relate to major changes in the technology industry and the global financial environment. Experience how Founder and CEO, Donald Leka steers Glide through the ultra competitive technology industry and the Global Financial Crisis. Go behind the scenes and learn what really happened in key meetings, interviews, backstage at major international trade shows and the strategy behind major product releases. The thrills and spills described make this book an educational gem for budding tech entrepreneurs and the seed and venture capital investors who fund them and entertaining reading for the rest of us.
Published by: Happy About | Publication date: 05/28/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 123 pages

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

Sustainable Cloud and Energy Services: Principles and Practice
This is the first book entirely devoted to providing a perspective on the state-of-the-art of cloud computing and energy services and the impact on designing sustainable systems. Cloud computing services provide an efficient approach for connecting infrastructures and can support sustainability in different ways. For example, the design of more efficient cloud services can contribute in reducing energy consumption and environmental impact. The chapters in this book address conceptual principles and illustrate the latest achievements and development updates concerning sustainable cloud and energy services. This book serves as a useful reference for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and practitioners interested in the design, implementation and deployment of sustainable cloud based energy services. Professionals in the areas of power engineering, computer science, and environmental science and engineering will find value in the multidisciplinary approach to sustainable cloud and energy services presented in this book.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 09/20/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 268 pages

The Art of Capacity Planning: Scaling Web Resources in the Cloud
In their early days, Twitter, Flickr, Etsy, and many other companies experienced sudden spikes in activity that took their web services down in minutes. Today, determining how much capacity you need for handling traffic surges is still a common frustration of operations engineers and software developers. This hands-on guide provides the knowledge and tools you need to measure, deploy, and manage your web application infrastructure before you experience explosive growth.In this thoroughly updated edition, authors Arun Kejariwal (MZ) and John Allspaw provide a systematic, robust, and practical approach to capacity planning—rather than theoretical models—based on their own experiences and those of many colleagues in the industry. They address the vast sea change in web operations, especially cloud computing.
  • Understand issues that arise on heavily trafficked websites or mobile apps
  • Explore how capacity fits into web/mobile app availability and performance
  • Use tools for measuring and monitoring computer performance and usage
  • Turn measurement data into robust forecasts and learn how trending fits into the planning process
  • Examine related deployment concepts: installation, configuration, and management automation
  • Learn how cloud autoscaling enables you to scale your app’s capacity up or down
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 09/21/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages

ESP8266 Robotics Projects
Key Features
  • Get familiar with ESP8266 and its features.
  • Build Wi-FI controlled robots using ESP8266
  • A project based book that will use the ESP8266 board and some of its popular variations to build robots.
Book DescriptionThe ESP8266 WiFi module is a self-contained SOC with integrated TCP/IP protocol stack that can give any microcontroller access to your WiFi network. It has a powerful processing and storage capability and also supports application hosting and WiFi networking.This book is all about robotics projects based on the original ESP8266 microcontroller board and some variants of ESP8266 boards. It starts by showing all the necessary things that you need to build your development environment with basic hardware and software components. The book will use original ESP8266 board and some variants of ESP8266 board such as Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266, Adafruit Feather HUZZAH ESP8266 . You will learn how to use different type of chassis kits, motors, motor drivers, power supplies and distribution boards, sensors, and actuators to build the robotics projects that can be controlled via WiFi. In addition to it, you will understand how to use line sensors, ArduiCam, Wii Remote, Wheel encoders, and Gripper kit to build more specialized robots.By the end of this book, you will be well versed building Wi-FI control robot using ESP8266.What you will learn
  • Build a basic robot with original ESP8266, Arduino UNO, and a motor driver board.
  • Modify the Mini Round Robot by integrating encoders with motors
  • Make a Mini Round Robot with ESP8266 HUZZAH
  • Use Zumo chassis kit to build a line following robot by connecting line sensor
  • Control Romi Robot with Wiimote
  • Build a Mini Robot Rover chassis with a gripper and control it through WiFi
  • Make a robot that can take pictures
About the AuthorPradeeka Seneviratne is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in computer programming and systems designing. He is an expert in the development of Arduino and Raspberry Pi-based embedded systems. Pradeeka is currently a full-time embedded software engineer who works with embedded systems and highly scalable technologies. Previously, he worked as a software engineer for several IT infrastructure and technology servicing companies. He collaborated with the Outernet (Free data from space, forever) project as a volunteer hardware and software tester for Lighthouse, and Raspberry Pi-based DIY Outernet receivers based on Ku band satellite frequencies. He is also the author of four books:Internet of Things with Arduino Blueprints [Packt Publishing]IoT: Building Arduino-based Projects [Packt Publishing]Building Arduino PLCs [Apress]Raspberry Pi 3 Projects for Java Programmers [Packt Publishing]
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 01/09/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages

Microsoft Operations Management Suite Cookbook
Key Features
  • Empower yourself with practical recipes to collect and analyze operational insights on Windows Server and Azure
  • Build capabilities through practical tasks and techniques to collect and analyze machine data
  • Address business challenges and discover means to accommodate workloads and instances in a low cost manner
Book DescriptionMicrosoft OMS is a one stop IT management solution used to gain visibility and control over hybrid cloud with simplified operation management and security. With Microsoft based solutions on Azure clouds, OMS helps organizations make the most of their cloud investment.This book offers practical and hands-on recipes to gather real-time operational intelligence of your entire hybrid environment. You will begin overview of how to hit the ground running with OMS insights and analytics. Next, you will learn to search and analyse the data to derive some actionable insights. This chapter logically continues from the previous chapter, and reviews alert generation from the analysed data, using basic and advanced queries in OMS. Following this, you will be exploring some other noteworthy OMS solutions such as VMware Monitoring Solutions, monitoring network performance and so on. You will also get well versed with the data protection and recovery capabilities of OMS. Moving on, you will be making the most of automation capabilities in OMS, and learn how to prepare for working with the various Azure Automation components.Finally you will learn to evaluate key considerations for using security solutions and expected outcomes.By the end of the book, you will be able to implement all solutions that OMS provides without any hassle.What you will learn
  • Understand the important architectural considerations and strategies for OMS.
  • Use advanced search query commands and strategies for deriving insights from indexed data
  • Make use of alerting in OMS such as alert actions, and available options for the entire lifecycle of the alert.
  • Practical tips for monitoring Azure container service containers and clusters using OMS.
  • Review and use the backup options available through the Azure backup service, as well as data recovery options available through Azure Site Recovery (ASR).
  • Create a management solution, the design principles involved, management solution authoring best practices, and techniques.
About the AuthorChiyo Odika is a business and technology thought leader who is passionate about data-driven management and architecture. He excels at helping clients think strategically about how to use technology to create fundamental business change, and about optimizing the service delivery of the IT organization to the business through the application of technology, people and processes.His current technology focus is the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys talking about hybrid cloud flexibility, and optimizing cloud infrastructures with Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, and Microsoft System Center, and about IT Service Management and process optimization.
Author: Chiyo Odika
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 03/09/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages

AWS Automation Cookbook
Key Features
  • Accelerate your infrastructure's productivity by implementing a continuous delivery pipeline within your environment.
  • Leverage AWS services and Jenkins 2.0 to perform complete application deployments on Windows and Linux servers.
  • A recipe-based guide that will help you minimize application deployment downtime
Book DescriptionAWS CodeDeploy and CodePipeline are scalable services offered by AWS that automate application’s build and deployments pipeline. In order to deliver tremendous speed and agility, every organization is moving towards automating the entire application’s pipeline. This book will cover all the AWS services required to automate your deployment and patching process to your instancesThis book will begin with setting up and using one of the AWS services for automation – CodeCommit. Next, you will learn how to build the sample Maven and NodeJS Application using CodeBuild. After you have built the application, you will learn how to use CodeDeploy to deploy the Application in EC2/Autoscaling/ElasticBeanStalk. You will also be building highly scalable and fault tolerant CI/CD pipeline with some easy-to-follow recipes. Following this,. you will be acheiveing CI/CD for Microservices application and reduce the risk within our software development lifecycle. You will also learn to setup an Infrastructure using CloudFormation Template and Ansible and also how to automate AWS resources using AWS Lambda. Finally, you will be deploying a Microservice Application using Jenkins Pipeline 2.0.By the end of this book, you will be able to minimize application downtime, implement continuous integration (CI), continuous deployment (CD), and continuous delivery; gaining total control over your software development lifecycle/ By the end of the book you will learn to automate instances in AWS and automate deployment lifecycle of applications.What you will learn
  • Build a sample Maven and NodeJS Application using CodeBuild
  • Deploy the Application in EC2/Autoscaling/ElasticBeanStalk and how Codepipeline helps in integrating the aws services together
  • Build a highly scalable and fault tolerant CI/CD pipeline
  • Achieve CI/CD of Microservice Architecture Application in AWS ECS using CodePipeline, CodeBuild, ECR, CloudFormation and CodePipline
  • Automate daily tasks using AWS Lambda
  • Deploy Microservices Applications using Jenkins Pipeline 2.0
About the AuthorNikit Swaraj is an experienced professional DevOps/solutions architect. He understands the melding of development and operations to deliver efficient code. He has expertise in designing, developing, and delivering enterprise-wide solutions that meet business requirements and enhance operational efficiencies. As an AWS solutions architect, he has vast experience in designing end-to-end IT solutions and leading and managing complete life cycle projects within the optimal time and budget. He also contributes to Kubernetes (open source).He has been associated with enterprises such as Redhat and APNs (AWS Partner Network). He is a certified Redhat/Openstack architect as well as an AWS solutions architect. He also writes blogs on CI/CD with AWS Developer tools, Docker, Kubernetes, Serverless, and much more.
Author: Nikit Swaraj
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 01/09/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages

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

Microsoft Azure - understanding cloud computing service provider
Microsoft Azure is one of the prominent uprising cloud service providing platforms that provides both PaaS (platform as in services) and IaaS (Infrastructure as in services) services. Microsoft Azure is windows server based flexible cloud platform initially released in 2010 as Windows Azure and later renamed in the year 2014 as Microsoft Azure.Microsoft Azure enables its user to use any language, able to use range of framework, or tool so that they develop, build, deploy and manage applications through hosted datacentres. Azure client libraries are accessible to developed as an open source license and GitHub is used for further release and hosting.
Publication date: 12/19/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 17 pages

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