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.
Published by: Recursive Press | Publication date: 05/03/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 473 pages
Cloud Native Infrastructure: Patterns for Scalable Infrastructure and Applications in a Dynamic Environment
Cloud native infrastructure is more than servers, network, and storage in the cloud—it is as much about operational hygiene as it is about elasticity and scalability. In this book, you’ll learn practices, patterns, and requirements for creating infrastructure that meets your needs, capable of managing the full life cycle of cloud native applications.Justin Garrison and Kris Nova reveal hard-earned lessons on architecting infrastructure from companies such as Google, Amazon, and Netflix. They draw inspiration from projects adopted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and provide examples of patterns seen in existing tools such as Kubernetes.With this book, you will:
- Understand why cloud native infrastructure is necessary to effectively run cloud native applications
- Use guidelines to decide when—and if—your business should adopt cloud native practices
- Learn patterns for deploying and managing infrastructure and applications
- Design tests to prove that your infrastructure works as intended, even in a variety of edge cases
- Learn how to secure infrastructure with policy as code
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 10/25/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
“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
- 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
- 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: 09/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 531 pages
The adoption of cloud computing into the US Government (USG) and its implementation depend upon a variety of technical and non-technical factors. A fundamental reference point, based on the NIST definition of Cloud Computing, is needed to describe an overall framework that can be used government-wide. This document presents the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (RA) and Taxonomy (Tax) that will accurately communicate the components and offerings of cloud computing. The guiding principles used to create the RA were 1) develop a vendor-neutral architecture that is consistent with the NIST definition and 2) develop a solution that does not stifle innovation by defining a prescribed technical solution. This solution will create a level playing field for industry to discuss and compare their cloud offerings with the US Government (USG).Why buy a book you can download for free? We print this book so you don't have to.First you gotta find a good clean (legible) copy and make sure it’s the latest version (not always easy). Some documents found on the web are missing some pages or the image quality is so poor, they are difficult to read. We look over each document carefully and replace poor quality images by going back to the original source document. We proof each document to make sure it’s all there – including all changes. If you find a good copy, you could print it using a network printer you share with 100 other people (typically its either out of paper or toner). If it’s just a 10-page document, no problem, but if it’s 250-pages, you will need to punch 3 holes in all those pages and put it in a 3-ring binder. Takes at least an hour. It’s much more cost-effective to just order the latest version from Amazon.comThis book is published by 4th Watch Books and includes copyright material. We publish compact, tightly-bound, full-size books (8 ½ by 11 inches), with glossy covers. 4th Watch Books is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). If you like the service we provide, please leave positive review on Amazon.com.If you like the service we provide, please leave positive review on Amazon.com. Without positive feedback from the community, we may discontinue the service and y’all can go back to printing these books manually yourselves.
Published by: 4th Watch Publishing | Publication date: 11/16/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 531 pages
Learn the essentials of the Spring Boot microframework for developing modern, cloud-ready JVM applications and microservices across a variety of environments. With this practical book, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started working with Spring Boot.A modern cloud-native architecture looks very different from the architectures inspired by the economics of scale ten years ago. Now that the cloud is the default for everyone—and not just trailblazers like Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Netflix—Spring Boot and Spring Cloud offer the best tools to commoditize the architecture of the cloud. This book shows you how to leverage Spring Boot to build modular, highly-scalable applications.
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 08/11/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 648 pages
This book analyses the EU General Data Protection Regulation and its application to the cloud environment. The interpretations of key provisions are addressed and their practical application to the cloud highlighted. For example, the processing justifications for personal data, the jurisdictional issues as well as the compliance obligations with regard to data subject rights are discussed in detail. An outlook on new solutions to privacy and data protection challenges is provided.
Publication date: 09/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 484 pages
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: 08/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry
How did salesforce.com 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 salesforce.com, tells how he and his team created and used new business, technology, and philanthropic models tailored to this time of extraordinary change. Showing how salesforce.com 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: 10/29/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages, ISBN 9780470521168
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: 09/19/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 518 pages
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
- 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
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 08/19/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 438 pages