Why cloud computing represents a paradigm shift for business, and how business users can best take advantage of cloud services.Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This book, however, explains the cloud from the user's viewpoint—the business user's in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate it with other technologies, and what the best practices are for using cloud computing. Cutting through the hype, Ruparelia cites the simple and basic definition of cloud computing from the National Institute of Science and Technology: a model enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Thus with cloud computing, businesses can harness information technology resources usually available only to large enterprises. And this, Ruparelia demonstrates, represents a paradigm shift for business. It will ease funding for startups, alter business plans, and allow big businesses greater agility. Ruparelia discusses the key issues for any organization considering cloud computing: service level agreements, business service delivery and consumption, finance, legal jurisdiction, security, and social responsibility. He introduces novel concepts made possible by cloud computing: cloud cells, or specialist clouds for specific uses; the personal cloud; the cloud of things; and cloud service exchanges. He examines use case patterns in terms of infrastructure and platform, software information, and business process; and he explains how to transition to a cloud service. Current and future users will find this book an indispensable guide to the cloud.
Published by: The MIT Press | Publication date: 05/06/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 280 pages
The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.
- Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support
- This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns
- Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently
- Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization
- Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running
- Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/29/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Cloud computing is the most significant technology development of our lifetimes. It has made countless new businesses possible and presents a massive opportunity for large enterprises to innovate like startups and retire decades of technical debt. But making the most of the cloud requires much more from enterprises than just a technology change. Stephen Orban led Dow Jones’s journey toward digital agility as their CIO and now leads AWS’s Enterprise Strategy function, where he helps leaders from the largest companies in the world transform their businesses. As he demonstrates in this book, enterprises must re-train their people, evolve their processes, and transform their cultures as they move to the cloud. By bringing together his experiences and those of a number of business leaders, Orban shines a light on what works, what doesn’t, and how enterprises can transform themselves using the cloud.
Publication date: 04/04/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture (The Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl)
Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or even create a cloud environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world use of cloud-based services. In Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, Thomas Erl, one of the world’s top-selling IT authors, teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. In doing so, the book establishes concrete, academic coverage with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined building blocks for mainstream cloud computing platforms and solutions. Subsequent to technology-centric coverage, the book proceeds to establish business-centric models and metrics that allow for the financial assessment of cloud-based IT resources and their comparison to those hosted on traditional IT enterprise premises. Also provided are templates and formulas for calculating SLA-related quality-of-service values and numerous explorations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS delivery models. With more than 260 figures, 29 architectural models, and 20 mechanisms, this indispensable guide provides a comprehensive education of cloud computing essentials that will never leave your side.
Published by: Prentice Hall | Publication date: 05/02/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 505 pages
A Brief Guide to Cloud Computing: An essential guide to the next computing revolution. (Brief Histories)
An accessible and comprehensive guide to the future of computing.Cloud Computing is the next computing revolution and will have as much impact on your life as the introduction of the PC. Using websites including Facebook, Flickr and Gmail, many people already store some information out in the Internet cloud. However, within a few years most computing applications will be accessed online with the web at the heart of everything we do.In this valuable guide, expert Christopher Barnatt explains how computing will rapidly become more reliable, less complex, and more environmentally friendly. He explores online software and hardware, and how it will alter our office work and personal lives. Individuals and companies are going to be released from the constraints of desktop computing and expensive corporate data centres. New services like augmented reality will also become available.Including coverage of Google Docs, Zoho, Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2 and other key developments, this book is your essential guide to the cloud computing revolution.
Published by: Robinson | Publication date: 08/26/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 289 pages
How do you start? How should you build a plan for cloud migration for your entire portfolio? How will your organization be affected by these changes? This book, based on real-world cloud experiences by enterprise IT teams, seeks to provide the answers to these questions. Here, you’ll see what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.
Published by: Microsoft Press | Publication date: 01/07/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 151 pages
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: 12/17/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 24 pages
Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions: Build cloud strategies that align technology and economics while effectively managing risk
Accelerating Business and Mission Success with Cloud Computing.Key Features
Prologue What is Cloud Computing? Governance and Change Management Design Considerations Business Drivers, Metrics and Use Cases Architecture Executive Decisions Architecting for Transition Basic Cloud Architectures Solution Reference Architectures Cloud Environment Key Tenets and Virtualization Cloud Clients and Key Cloud Services Operational Requirements CSP Performance Cloud Application Development Data Security Application Security Risk Management and Business Continuity Hand-On Lab - Basic Cloud Design (Single Server) Hands-On Lab - Advanced Cloud Design Insight Hands-On Lab 3 – Optimizing Current State (12 months later) Cloud Architecture Lessons Learned Epilogue
- A step-by-step guide that will practically guide you through implementing Cloud computing services effectively and efficiently.
- Learn to choose the most ideal Cloud service model, and adopt appropriate Cloud design considerations for your organization.
- Leverage Cloud computing methodologies to successfully develop a cost-effective Cloud environment successfully.
- Manage changes in the digital transformation and cloud transition process
- Design and build architectures that support specific business cases
- Design, modify, and aggregate baseline cloud architectures
- Familiarize yourself with cloud application security and cloud computing security threats
- Design and architect small, medium, and large cloud computing solutions
Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 05/30/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 378 pages
February 2016This whitepaper paper provides prescriptive guidance to cloud architects so that they can build highly scalable and elastic applications optimized to run in AWS cloud. It discusses cloud concepts and highlights various design patterns and best practices. This documentation is offered for free here as a Kindle book, or you can read it in PDF format at https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/.
Publication date: 05/10/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 52 pages
Cloud computing is considered to be one of the main business drivers for growth and innovation, and a global survey by Gartner listed cloud computing as one of the top three technology priorities for CIOs in 2012. Yet debate continues around its real benefits, security and data protection issues. The articles in this ebook look at different aspects of cloud computing, from strategic and infrastructure considerations to legal and security issues, aiming to provide practical advice and a clearer picture of its benefits and drawbacks.
Published by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT | Publication date: 03/12/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 75 pages