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Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges
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

Cloud Computing 101: A Primer for Project Managers
Cloud computing is here to stay. If you’re a Project Manager, you’re increasingly likely to encounter situations in which cloud computing will have an impact on your project – whether you want it to or not! Often, you may have no choice – especially if a boss, customer or sponsor states, “You will use cloud computing in this project!” If you ask why, chances are the answer will be, “Because everyone else is using them!”As a PM, you need to be able to make sure that everyone involved with your project understands which of the three basic types of clouds are appropriate for that project. Each type of cloud has specific capabilities and limitations. Some come with different service models, as well as different “deployment models,” each with its own advantages and disadvantages.This book helps you cut through the jargon and hype surrounding clouds and cloud-based services. It will enable you to distinguish between the different types of clouds, service models, deployment models, and their relative strengths and limitations. It will help you:•Effectively manage project team and stakeholder expectations•Effectively plan, execute and monitor projects that involve clouds•Help your organization and customers avoid costly mistakes•Guide your organization to effectively leverage new cloud-based capabilities•Make clouds work for you and your project•Avoid common pitfalls (including security issues) when using cloudsThis book also maps the contents of key chapters to the process groups and knowledge areas in the PMBOK® Guide, allowing you to easily apply the accepted standards of project management to cloud computing.You don’t need to be a “techie” to benefit from this book. Hopefully, this book will help dispel some of the mystery and hype associated with cloud computing, and bring about that vital “Aha!” moment as you discover how to make the cloud work for your project.
Publication date: 03/30/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 194 pages

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

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: 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

Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry
How did grow from a start up in a rented apartment into the world's fastest growing software company in less than a decade? For the first time, Marc Benioff, the visionary founder, chairman and CEO of, tells how he and his team created and used new business, technology, and philanthropic models tailored to this time of extraordinary change. Showing how not only survived the dotcom implosion of 2001, but went on to define itself as the leader of the cloud computing revolution and spark a $46-billion dollar industry, Benioff's story will help business leaders and entrepreneurs stand out, innovate better, and grow faster in any economic climate. In Behind the Cloud, Benioff shares the strategies that have inspired employees, turned customers into evangelists, leveraged an ecosystem of partners, and allowed innovation to flourish.
Published by: Jossey-Bass | Publication date: 10/29/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages, ISBN 9780470521168

Top 200 Cloud Computing Engineer Interview Questions & Answers
Top 200 Cloud Computing Engineer Interview QuestionsCloud Computing is one of the most popular technology trends. There is a growing demand for Cloud Computing Engineer job in technology companies. This book contains technical interview questions that an interviewer asks for Cloud Computing Engineer position. Each question is accompanied with an answer so that you can prepare for job interview in short time. The book contains questions on Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services AWS, Docker and Unix. It is a combination of our four other books.We have compiled this list after attending dozens of technical interviews in top-notch companies like- Airbnb, Netflix, Amazon etc.Often, these questions and concepts are used in our daily work. But these are most helpful when an Interviewer is trying to test your deep knowledge of Cloud Computing topics like- Jenkins, Docker, Unix, Cloud Computing etc.What are the Cloud Computing topics covered in this book?We cover a wide variety of Cloud Computing topics in this book. Some of the topics are Docker, Amazon Web Services, AWS Architecture, EC2, S3, Unix, Cloud Computing etc.How will this book help me?By reading this book, you do not have to spend time searching the Internet for Cloud Computing interview questions. We have already compiled the list of the most popular and the latest Cloud Computing Interview questions. Are there answers in this book?Yes, in this book each question is followed by an answer. So you can save time in interview preparation.What is the best way of reading this book?You have to first do a slow reading of all the questions in this book. Once you go through them in the first pass, mark the questions that you could not answer by yourself. Then, in second pass go through only the difficult questions. After going through this book 2-3 times, you will be well prepared to face a technical interview for a Cloud Computing Engineer position.What is the level of questions in this book?This book contains questions that are good for a beginner Cloud Computing engineer to a senior Cloud Computing engineer. The difficulty level of question varies in the book from Fresher to a Seasoned professional.What are the sample questions in this book?
  • What are the main features of AWS OpsWorks Stacks?
  • How does CloudFormation work in AWS?
  • What is CICD in Cloud Computing?
  • Can we disable versioning on a version-enabled bucket in Amazon S3?
  • Can we do Cross Region replication in Amazon S3 without enabling versioning on a bucket?
  • Can we lose our data when a Docker Container exits?
  • Can we run more than one process in a Docker container?
  • Do you think Cloud Computing is a software application or a hardware service?
  • Do you think Docker is Application-centric or Machine-centric?
  • How can we build a Scalable system in AWS?
  • How can you failover gracefully in AWS?
  • How databases in Cloud computing are different from traditional databases?
  • How do we get higher performance in our application by using Amazon CloudFront?
  • How does AWS Lambda handle failure during event processing?
  • How is a Docker container different from a hypervisor?
  • How is Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and an Amazon Instance are related?
  • How is Cloud computing different from computing for mobile devices?
  • How will you automate your software infrastructure in AWS?
Is there a video course available for this book?We have made a video course based on AWS Interview Preparation book on Udemy. It is very well appreciated by professionals.
Publication date: 03/18/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 195 pages

CCSP (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide
The only official study guide for the new CCSP exam CCSP (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide is your ultimate resource for the CCSP exam. As the only official study guide reviewed and endorsed by (ISC)2, this guide helps you prepare faster and smarter with the Sybex study tools that include pre-test assessments that show you what you know, and areas you need further review. Objective maps, exercises, and chapter review questions help you gauge your progress along the way, and the Sybex interactive online learning environment includes access to a PDF glossary, hundreds of flashcards, and two complete practice exams. Covering all CCSP domains, this book walks you through Architectural Concepts and Design Requirements, Cloud Data Security, Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Security, Cloud Application Security, Operations, and Legal and Compliance with real-world scenarios to help you apply your skills along the way. The CCSP is the latest credential from (ISC)2 and the Cloud Security Alliance, designed to show employers that you have what it takes to keep their organization safe in the cloud. Learn the skills you need to be confident on exam day and beyond.
  • Review 100% of all CCSP exam objectives
  • Practice applying essential concepts and skills
  • Access the industry-leading online study tool set
  • Test your knowledge with bonus practice exams and more
As organizations become increasingly reliant on cloud-based IT, the threat to data security looms larger. Employers are seeking qualified professionals with a proven cloud security skillset, and the CCSP credential brings your resume to the top of the pile. CCSP (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Official Study Guide gives you the tools and information you need to earn that certification, and apply your skills in a real-world setting.
Author: Ben Malisow
Published by: Sybex | Publication date: 04/27/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 385 pages

Google Compute Engine: Managing Secure and Scalable Cloud Computing
Learn how to run large-scale, data-intensive workloads with Compute Engine, Google’s cloud platform. Written by Google engineers, this tutorial walks you through the details of this Infrastructure as a Service by showing you how to develop a project with it from beginning to end. You’ll learn best practices for using Compute Engine, with a focus on solving practical problems.With programming examples written in Python and JavaScript, you’ll also learn how to use Compute Engine with Docker containers and other platforms, frameworks, tools, and services. Discover how this IaaS helps you gain unparalleled performance and scalability with Google’s advanced storage and computing technologies.
  • Access and manage Compute Engine resources with a web UI, command-line interface, or RESTful interface
  • Configure, customize, and work with Linux VM instances
  • Explore storage options: persistent disk, Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL (MySQL in the cloud), or Cloud Datastore NoSQL service
  • Use multiple private networks, and multiple instances on each network
  • Build, deploy, and test a simple but comprehensive cloud computing application step-by-step
  • Use Compute Engine with Docker, Node.js, ZeroMQ, Web Starter Kit, AngularJS, WebSocket, and D3.js
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 12/15/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 246 pages

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam
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
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