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Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Unleashed with Azure Stack and Azure
Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Unleashed brings together comprehensive and practical insights into hybrid cloud technologies, complete CloudOps and DevOps implementation strategies, and detailed guidance for deploying Microsoft Azure Stack in your environment. Written by five Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVPs, this book is built on real-world scenarios and the authors’ extraordinary hands-on experiences as early adopters. Step by step, the authors help you integrate your optimal mix of private and public cloud, with a unified management experience that lets you move workloads at will, achieving unprecedented flexibility. The authors also guide you through all aspects of building your own secure, high-performance hybrid cloud infrastructure. You’ll discover how Azure Stack enables you to run data centers with the same scalability, redundancy, and reliability as Microsoft’s Azure data centers; how to integrate Azure infrastructure and platform services with internal operations; and how to manage crucial external dependencies. The book concludes with a deep dive into automating and customizing Azure Stack for maximum reliability, productivity, and cost savings. Detailed information on how to
  • Run a private/hybrid cloud on your hardware in your data center, using APIs and code identical to public Azure
  • Apply ITIL and DevOps lifecycles to your hybrid cloud implementation
  • Gain a deep understanding of Azure Stack architecture, components, and internals
  • Install and configure Azure Stack and master the Azure Stack Portal
  • Integrate and utilize infrastructure, core, and custom resource providers
  • Effectively provision, secure, and manage tenants
  • Manage, monitor, troubleshoot, and back up Azure Stack with CloudOps
  • Automate resource provisioning with PowerShell, the Azure CLI, templates, and Azure Stack’s API
  • Write your own Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Centrally automate cloud management and complex tasks connected to external systems
  • Develop customized, production-ready Azure Stack marketplace items
Published by: Sams Publishing | Publication date: 11/21/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages

Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing
The ultimate guide to assessing and exploiting the customer value and revenue potential of the Cloud A new business model is sweeping the world—the Cloud. And, as with any new technology, there is a great deal of fear, uncertainty, and doubt surrounding cloud computing. Cloudonomics radically upends the conventional wisdom, clearly explains the underlying principles and illustrates through understandable examples how Cloud computing can create compelling value—whether you are a customer, a provider, a strategist, or an investor. Cloudonomics covers everything you need to consider for the delivery of business solutions, opportunities, and customer satisfaction through the Cloud, so you can understand it—and put it to work for your business. Cloudonomics also delivers insight into when to avoid the cloud, and why.
  • Quantifies how customers, users, and cloud providers can collaborate to create win-wins
  • Reveals how to use the Laws of Cloudonomics to define strategy and guide implementation
  • Explains the probable evolution of cloud businesses and ecosystems
  • Demolishes the conventional wisdom on cloud usage, IT spend, community clouds, and the enterprise-provider cloud balance
Whether you're ready for it or not, Cloud computing is here to stay. Cloudonomics provides deep insights into the business value of the Cloud for executives, practitioners, and strategists in virtually any industry—not just technology executives but also those in the marketing, operations, economics, venture capital, and financial fields.
Author: Joe Weinman
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 07/05/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 417 pages

Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry
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: 08/11/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 648 pages

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
A New York Times BestsellerFrom one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our livesMuch of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives—from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture—can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Kelly both describes these deep trends—interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. By understanding and embracing them, says Kelly, it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits. Kelly’s bright, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading—what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place—as this new world emerges.From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Kevin Kelly
Published by: Penguin Books | Publication date: 06/07/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 334 pages

Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach
"The promise of cloud computing is here. These pages provide the 'eyes wide open' insights you need to transform your business." --Christopher Crowhurst, Vice President, Strategic Technology, Thomson Reuters A Down-to-Earth Guide to Cloud Computing Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach provides a comprehensive look at the emerging paradigm of Internet-based enterprise applications and services. This accessible book offers a broad introduction to cloud computing, reviews a wide variety of currently available solutions, and discusses the cost savings and organizational and operational benefits. You'll find details on essential topics, such as hardware, platforms, standards, migration, security, and storage. You'll also learn what other organizations are doing and where they're headed with cloud computing. If your company is considering the move from a traditional network infrastructure to a cutting-edge cloud solution, you need this strategic guide. Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach covers:
  • Costs, benefits, security issues, regulatory concerns, and limitations
  • Service providers, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo, IBM, EMC/VMware,, and others
  • Hardware, infrastructure, clients, platforms, applications, services, and storage
  • Standards, including HTTP, HTML, DHTML, XMPP, SSL, and OpenID
  • Web services, such as REST, SOAP, and JSON
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Software plus Services (S+S)
  • Custom application development environments, frameworks, strategies, and solutions
  • Local clouds, thin clients, and virtualization
  • Migration, best practices, and emerging standards
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/22/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 354 pages

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
“Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profound….You will never open an email in quite the same way again.”—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of TrafficIn Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine—Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer—was to the late twentieth.
Author: Andrew Blum
Published by: Ecco | Publication date: 05/29/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 309 pages

Amazon Web Services For Dummies
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
Amazon Web Services For Dummies is exactly what you need to get your head in the cloud with Amazon Web Services!
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 08/09/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 346 pages

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 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

A Newbies Guide to Chromebook: A Beginners Guide to Chrome OS and Cloud Computing
Google’s ChromeBook has been around for a couple of years now, but it has mostly taken a backseat to the company’s stable of Android devices. With the recent release of the next generation of ChromeBooks, Google is finally giving this new computing platform the attention it deserves. No longer are people forced to choose between Windows and Mac – and if Google has anything to say about it, the ChromeBook platform will grow by leaps and bounds in the years to come. The concept behind these devices is both simple and revolutionary. Since most of our computer use takes place within a browser, why not eliminate the need for standalone programs altogether? The ChromeBook is a not only a new series of devices, but a new computing paradigm. Automatically updated and free from viruses and malware, it’s the most secure operating system available today. By harnessing the power of the Internet, the ChromeBook can do pretty much anything that more expensive PCs are capable of. It’s everything you need, and none of what you don’t. Over the course of this guide, we’ll introduce you to the concepts that make the ChromeBook a unique solution for you and your family. Whether you’re bogged down with endless term papers or just browsing eBay for a bargain, we’ll show you the ins and outs of the system, giving you the knowledge you need to make the ChromeBook a big part of your digital life.Ready to get started? Let’s do this!
Published by: Minute Help Press | Publication date: 01/05/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 88 pages

The Tym Before ...: The Untold Origins of Cloud Computing
Do you remember Tymnet? If you don’t remember, are too young to remember, or fondly remember, this book is for you. This is the story of the worldwide network of cloud services before the Internet. Read about the earliest computers. Explore the cold-war origins of time-sharing and networking. Study the development of commercial, cloud-based network services of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Read how these services combined with the successors to ARPANET and created the Commercial Internet we use today. Educate yourself on the true history of networking: Buy The Tym Before … The Untold Origins of Cloud Computing
Publication date: 03/18/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 478 pages
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