Cloud computing has exploded in popularity in recent years which has provided an increase of business efficiency, a reduction in computer expenditure and invaluable methods of secure storage. This eBook provides an easy to swallow understanding of the fundamentals and concepts of "The Cloud" to allow you to explore the wonders and possibilities of this technology!Check out other introduction to network security concepts by this author:- Securing your Network: An Introduction to Unified Threat Management- RATS: How Hackers Take Over Your Computer: An Introduction to Remote Access Trojans
Published by: James Wilson | Publication date: 05/14/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 14 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: 01/07/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 275 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
Create dynamic cloud-based websites with Amazon Web Services and this friendly guide! As the largest cloud computing platform in the world, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides one of the most popular web services options available. This easy-to-understand guide is the perfect introduction to the Amazon Web Services platform and all it can do for you. You'll learn about the Amazon Web Services tool set; how different web services (including S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon Flexible Payments) and Glacier work; and how you can implement AWS in your organization.
- Explains how to use Amazon Web Services to store objects, take payments, manage large quantities of data, send e-mails, deploy push notifications, and more from your website
- Details how AWS can reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase productivity, and cut down on expensive hardware investments - and administrative headaches - in your organization
- Includes practical examples and helpful step-by-step lists to help you experiment with different AWS features and create a robust website that meets your needs
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 08/09/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 346 pages
Moving to the Cloud provides an in-depth introduction to cloud computing models, cloud platforms, application development paradigms, concepts and technologies. The authors particularly examine cloud platforms that are in use today. They also describe programming APIs and compare the technologies that underlie them. The basic foundations needed for developing both client-side and cloud-side applications covering compute/storage scaling, data parallelism, virtualization, MapReduce, RIA, SaaS and Mashups are covered. Approaches to address key challenges of a cloud infrastructure, such as scalability, availability, multi-tenancy, security and management are addressed. The book also lays out the key open issues and emerging cloud standards that will drive the continuing evolution of cloud computing.
- Includes complex case studies of cloud solutions by cloud experts from Yahoo! , Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe and HP Labs
- Presents insights and techniques for creating compelling rich client applications that interact with cloud services
- Demonstrates and distinguishes features of different cloud platforms using simple to complex API programming examples
Published by: Syngress | Publication date: 11/16/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 482 pages
The Economics of Cloud Computing An Overview for Decision Makers Bill Williams Foreword by George Reese, author of Cloud Application Architectures The decision-maker’s guide to cloud computing: from making the case to managing the transition This concise book delivers the insight and tools you need to make intelligent decisions about cloud computing and effectively manage the transition to this new paradigm. Bill Williams explains how cloud computing platforms are transforming business IT and helps you fully understand the economies of scale and other benefits associated with “the cloud.” Williams defines and explains cloud computing platforms and technologies, analyzes the costs associated with the IT supply chain, and (using industry standard metrics) creates a process for measuring the value of implementing cloud service models. He presents realistic and up-to-date ROI and NPV calculations comparing cloud strategies with conventional investments in owned/leased hardware. Through additional examples, he addresses costs and savings related to software licensing and disaster recovery/high availability, offering even deeper practical insight into the financial impact of cloud computing. Writing for business leaders and “in-the-trenches” managers, Williams outlines the impact of cloud computing on the IT supply chain by contrasting legacy processes and systems with cloud computing implementations. To simplify deployment, Williams presents easy-to-use tables, a decision-maker checklist, and a comprehensive collection of additional resources for further study. · Understand today’s leading cloud service and deployment models · Identify the major characteristics of cloud computing platforms · Use key performance/success indicators to measure IT performance and influence business strategies · Quantify the baseline costs of your current IT value chain · Use TCO, the payback method, ROI, NPV, and other metrics to justify cloud deployments · Calculate the total financial impact of migrating to “the cloud” · Place cloud computing in the historical context of technological revolutions · Recognize the long-term social and global benefits of cheap and ubiquitous computing This volume is in the Network Business Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide IT executives, decision makers, and networking professionals with pertinent information about today’s most important technologies and business strategies.
Published by: Cisco Press | Publication date: 06/25/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 107 pages
For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution (History of Computing)
In the 1980s, there was a revolution with far-reaching consequences -- a revolution to restore software freedom. In the early 1980s, after decades of making source code available with programs, most programmers ceased sharing code freely. A band of revolutionaries, self-described "hackers," challenged this new norm by building operating systems with source code that could be freely shared. In For Fun and Profit, Christopher Tozzi offers an account of the free and open source software (FOSS) revolution, from its origins as an obscure, marginal effort by a small group of programmers to the widespread commercial use of open source software today. Tozzi explains FOSS's historical trajectory, shaped by eccentric personalities -- including Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds -- and driven both by ideology and pragmatism, by fun and profit.Tozzi examines hacker culture and its influence on the Unix operating system, the reaction to Unix's commercialization, and the history of early Linux development. He describes the commercial boom that followed, when companies invested billions of dollars in products using FOSS operating systems; the subsequent tensions within the FOSS movement; and the battles with closed source software companies (especially Microsoft) that saw FOSS as a threat. Finally, Tozzi describes FOSS's current dominance in embedded computing, mobile devices, and the cloud, as well as its cultural and intellectual influence.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 08/04/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 335 pages
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: 03/30/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 194 pages
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.
Published by: Duncan | Publication date: 10/12/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 78 pages
- 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: 12/15/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 246 pages