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Cloud Computing Basics
This book is designed for use as a primary textbook for a course in cloud computing or as a resource for professionals in industry seeking to explore cloud services. The book highlights the recent developments in distributed computing and details the architecture, virtualization concepts, and security concerns of cloud computing. It also provides a detailed understanding of the benefits of cloud computing that can encourage enterprises to switch to the cloud.Features+Provides a basic understanding of the computing paradigm of cloud computing+Gives a brief introduction to cloud computing, its architecture, and the Hadoop Distributed File System+Deals with cloud management concepts like scalable, fault tolerance, resiliency, provisioning, asset management, cloud governance, high availability, disaster recovery, and multi-tenancy+Includes case studies on MS Azure, the Google App engine, Amazon Web Services, Aneka, etc. Brief Table of Contents1. Overview of the Computing Paradigm. 2. Roadmap for Cloud Computing. 3. Cloud Virtualization Technology. 4. Cloud Computing Architecture. 5. Cloud Management. 6. Cloud Security. 7. Case Studies. Index.
Author: T.B. Rehman
Published by: Mercury Learning and Information | Publication date: 12/04/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 277 pages

The Quick Guide to Cloud Computing and Cyber Security
This is a Quick Guide to Cloud Computing and Cyber Security - For Beginners.Cloud computing has appeared in many small forms and now it is emerging as a huge solution to the problem of the fast changing and increasingly cyber world in which we live and work.Table of ContentsWhat is Cloud Computing?Types of Cloud ComputingCloud Computing ExamplesCyber SecurityCyber Security DangersPhysical SecurityLayers of SecurityNetwork SecurityCloud Computing and Security ThreatsThe Need for PoliciesThe Future?SummaryIn this book, cloud computing and cyber security is described in a way that covers all sizes and implementations of businesses involved in using this method of computing.
Publication date: 12/17/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 24 pages

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

Cloud Computing: Security Compliance and Governance
The technical awareness of the legal system with regards to cloud technologies is increasing. The courts are beginning to take a useful, pragmatic and well balanced approach to evaluating the fairness and effectiveness of service provider T&C’s in meeting customer information security requirements and obligations. The concept of what is reasonable is central to this balance. It is also nothing new. This after all is what corporate diligence is all about. However, achieving this reasonableness requires real understanding of well known terms such as: vulnerability, threat, risk and exposure within a new technical landscape. A common question asked by senior management when faced with a technical issue of security is “well what really is the risk?” Unfortunately the expertise of most security professionals often doesn’t extend to the legal environment where these risks eventually manifest themselves. The difficulty in answering the question arises because a big part of the answer lies with a company’s ability to contract effectively with its customers. For a service provider, poor governance of cloud security issues equates to poor corporate diligence and a tangible risk to business reputation.
Published by: BookBaby | Publication date: 01/31/2012
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 80 pages

Practical Quantum Computing for Developers: Programming Quantum Rigs in the Cloud using Python, Quantum Assembly Language and IBM QExperience
Write algorithms and program in the new field of quantum computing. This book covers major topics such as the physical components of a quantum computer: qubits, entanglement, logic gates, circuits, and how they differ from a traditional computer. Also, Practical Quantum Computing for Developers discusses quantum computing in the cloud using IBM Q Experience including: the composer, quantum scores, experiments, circuits, simulators, real quantum devices, and more. You’ll be able to run experiments in the cloud on a real quantum device.Furthermore, this book shows you how to do quantum programming using the QISKit (Quantum Information Software Kit), Python SDK, and other APIs such as QASM (Quantum Assembly). You’ll learn to write code using these languages and execute it against simulators (local or remote) or a real quantum computer provided by IBM’s Q Experience. Finally, you’ll learn the current quantum algorithms for entanglement, random number generation, linear search, integer factorization, and others. You’ll peak inside the inner workings of the Bell states for entanglement, Grover’s algorithm for linear search, Shor’s algorithm for integer factorization, and other algorithms in the fields of optimization, and more.Along the way you’ll also cover game theory with the Magic Square, an example of quantum pseudo-telepathy where parties sharing entangled states can be observed to have some kind of communication between them. In this game Alice and Bob play against a referee. Quantum mechanics allows Alice and Bob to always win!By the end of this book, you will understand how this emerging technology provides massive parallelism and significant computational speedups over classical computers, and will be prepared to program quantum computers which are expected to replace traditional computers in the data center.What You Will Learn
  • Use the Q Experience Composer, the first-of-its-kind web console to create visual programs/experiments and submit them to a quantum simulator or real device on the cloud
  • Run programs remotely using the Q Experience REST API 
  • Write algorithms that provide superior performance over their classical counterparts
  • Build a Node.js REST client for authenticating, listing remote devices, querying information about quantum processors, and listing or running experiments remotely in the cloud
  • Create a quantum number generator: The quintessential coin flip with a quantum twist
  • Discover quantum teleportation: This algorithm demonstrates how the exact state of a qubit (quantum information) can be transmitted from one location to another, with the help of classical communication and quantum entanglement between the sender and receiver
  • Peek into single qubit operations with the classic game of Battleships with a quantum twist
  • Handle the counterfeit coin problem: a classic puzzle that consists of finding a counterfeit coin in a beam balance among eight coins in only two turns
Who This Book Is ForDevelopers and programmers interested in this new field of computing.  
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 12/12/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 364 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

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

Cloud Native Development Patterns and Best Practices: Practical architectural patterns for building modern, distributed cloud-native systems
Learn to apply cloud-native patterns and practices to deliver responsive, resilient, elastic, and message-driven systems with confidenceKey Features
  • Understand the architectural patterns involved in cloud-native architectures
  • Minimize risk by evolving your monolithic applications into distributed cloud-native systems
  • Discover best practices for applying cloud-native patterns to your enterprise-level cloud applications
Book DescriptionBuild systems that leverage the benefits of the cloud and applications faster than ever before with cloud-native development. This book focuses on architectural patterns for building highly scalable cloud-native systems. You will learn how the combination of cloud, reactive principles, devops, and automation enable teams to continuously deliver innovation with confidence.Begin by learning the core concepts that make these systems unique. You will explore foundational patterns that turn your database inside out to achieve massive scalability with cloud-native databases. You will also learn how to continuously deliver production code with confidence by shifting deployment and testing all the way to the left and implementing continuous observability in production. There's more—you will also learn how to strangle your monolith and design an evolving cloud-native system.By the end of the book, you will have the ability to create modern cloud-native systems.What you will learn
  • Enable massive scaling by turning your database inside out
  • Unleash flexibility via event streaming
  • Leverage polyglot persistence and cloud-native databases
  • Embrace modern continuous delivery and testing techniques
  • Minimize risk by evolving your monoliths to cloud-native
  • Apply cloud-native patterns and solve major architectural problems in cloud environment
Who this book is forThis book is for developers who would like to progress into building cloud-native systems and are keen to learn the patterns involved. Basic knowledge of programming and cloud computing is required. Table of Contents
  • Understanding Cloud Native Concepts
  • The Anatomy of Cloud Native Systems
  • Foundation Patterns
  • Boundary Patterns
  • Control Patterns
  • Deployment
  • Testing
  • Monitoring
  • Security
  • Value Focused Migration
  • Author: John Gilbert
    Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 02/09/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 316 pages

    OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook: Over 100 practical recipes to help you build and operate OpenStack cloud computing, storage, networking, and automation, 4th Edition
    The Fourth Edition of the industry-acclaimed OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, from four recognized experts, updated to the latest OpenStack build including Cinder, Nova, and Neutron.Key Features
    • Over 100 recipes created by a team of OpenStack experts
    • Updated to work with the latest OpenStack builds, with recipes covering the installation and use of OpenStack with Ansible
    • It covers topics such as Keystone, Glance, Neutron, Nova, Cinder, and more, plus recipes for OpenStack storage, networking, and orchestrating workloads
    • Test drive OpenStack using the accompanying Vagrant environment
    Book DescriptionThis is the fourth edition of the industry-acclaimed OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, created by four recognized OpenStack experts. It has now been updated to work with the latest OpenStack builds, using tools and processes based on their collective and vast OpenStack experience. OpenStack Open Source Cloud software is one of the most used cloud infrastructures to support a wide variety of use cases, from software development to big data analysis. It is developed by a thriving community of individual developers from around the globe and backed by most of the leading players in the cloud space today. We make it simple to implement, massively scalable, and able to store a large pool of data and networking resources. OpenStack has a strong ecosystem that helps you provision your cloud storage needs. Add OpenStack's enterprise features to reduce the cost of your business.This book will begin by showing you the steps to build up an OpenStack private cloud environment using Ansible. You'll then discover the uses of cloud services such as the identity service, image service, and compute service. You'll dive into Neutron, the OpenStack Networking service, and get your hands dirty with configuring networks, routers, load balancers, and more. You’ll then gather more expert knowledge on OpenStack cloud computing by managing your cloud's security and migration. After that, we delve into OpenStack Object storage and you’ll see how to manage servers and work with objects, cluster, and storage functionalities. Finally, you will learn about OpenStack dashboard, Ansible, Keystone, and other interesting topics.What you will learn
    • Understand, install, configure, and manage a complete OpenStack Cloud platform using OpenStack-Ansible
    • Configure networks, routers, load balancers, and more with Neutron
    • Use Keystone to setup domains, roles, groups and user access
    • Learn how to use Swift and setup container access control lists
    • 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 as well as using Ansible to orchestrate application workloads
    • Follow practical advice and examples to run OpenStack in production
    Who this book is forThis book is written for cloud system engineers, system administrators, and technical architects who are moving from a virtualized environment to cloud environments. This book assumes that you are familiar with cloud computing platforms, and have knowledge of virtualization, networking, and managing Linux environments. Table of Contents
  • Installing OpenStack with Ansible
  • The OpenStack Client
  • Keystone – OpenStack Identity Service
  • Neutron – OpenStack Networking
  • Nova – OpenStack Compute
  • Glance – OpenStack Image Service
  • Cinder – OpenStack Block Storage
  • Swift – OpenStack Object Storage
  • OpenStack Orchestration Using Heat and Ansible
  • Using OpenStack Dashboard
  • Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 01/29/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 398 pages

    Cloud Computing – An Introduction
    Cloud is the next wave in technology evolution. Instead of purchasing expensive hardware and software and struggling with installation and maintenance, businesses big and small can leverage cloud for all their computing needs. This book provides a quick introduction to cloud and helps with a framework that you can use to make the cloud transition smooth and painless.
    Publication date: 06/24/2015
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 28 pages
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