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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
  • 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.
Book DescriptionCloud adoption is a core component of digital transformation. Scaling the IT environment, making it resilient, and reducing costs are what organizations want. Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions presents and explains critical Cloud solution design considerations and technology decisions required to choose and deploy the right Cloud service and deployment models, based on your business and technology service requirements.This book starts with the fundamentals of cloud computing and its architectural concepts. It then walks you through Cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), deployment models (public, private, community, and hybrid) and implementation options (Enterprise, MSP, and CSP) to explain and describe the key considerations and challenges organizations face during cloud migration. Later, this book delves into how to leverage DevOps, Cloud-Native, and Serverless architectures in your Cloud environment and presents industry best practices for scaling your Cloud environment. Finally, this book addresses (in depth) managing essential cloud technology service components such as data storage, security controls, and disaster recovery. By the end of this book, you will have mastered all the design considerations and operational trades required to adopt Cloud services, no matter which cloud service provider you choose. What you will learn
  • 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
Who this book is forIf you are an IT Administrator, Cloud Architect, or a Solution Architect keen to benefit from cloud adoption for your organization, then this book is for you.Small business owners, managers, or consultants will also find this book useful. No prior knowledge of Cloud computing is needed. Table of Contents
  • 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
  • Published by: Packt Publishing | Publication date: 05/30/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 378 pages

    Kings of the Underworld: Alpha & Omega
    Syren Duvall died saving the life of an innocent baby and woke up to find out she was now a sex craving succubus, with two mates that are brothers. The first two months were perfect until her past came back to haunt her. On top of that, dead bodies of drained human men are popping up around the city and has Syren wondering if she has turned into a killer.Alpha and Omega Duvall thought they had found the woman, that they would share their lives with until another man claimed to be her mate. Now, they are left wondering should they fight for their mate? Or move on?Dark forces are working hard to keep this triad from happiness, and to destroy the Demon Realm along with the Underworld. Can Syren, Alpha, and Omega come out whole?Find out in this D-City Underworld Spin-Off Saga.
    Published by: Major Key Publishing | Publication date: 10/09/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 133 pages

    Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance
    Yes, there is barbecue, but that’s just one course of the meal. With Vinegar and Char the Southern Foodways Alliance celebrates twenty years of symposia by offering a collection of poems that are by turns as sophisticated and complex, as vivid and funny, and as buoyant and poignant as any SFA gathering.The roster of contributors includes Natasha Trethewey, Robert Morgan, Atsuro Riley, Adrienne Su, Richard Blanco, Ed Madden, Nikky Finney, Frank X Walker, Sheryl St. Germain, Molly McCully Brown, and forty-five more. These poets represent past, current, and future conversations about what it means to be southern. Throughout the anthology, region is layered with race, class, sexuality, and other shaping identities.With an introduction by Sandra Beasley, a thought-provoking foreword by W. Ralph Eubanks, and luminous original artwork by Julie Sola, this collection is an ideal gift. Meant to be savored slowly or devoured at once, these pages are a perfect way to spend the hour before supper, with a glass of iced tea—or the hour after, with a pour of bourbon—and a fitting celebration of the SFA’s focus and community.
    Published by: University of Georgia Press | Publication date: 10/01/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

    The Best Australian Poems 2016
    ‘Above all, poetry – for both its readers and its writers – is a form that demands attentiveness and active intelligence. It treats language as a volatile and charged commodity, and one whose subtleties and nuances are worth puzzling over.’ —Sarah Holland-BattAward-winning poet, critic, editor and academic Sarah Holland-Batt takes the helm as editor of this year’s Best Australian Poems. Demonstrating the diversity, inventive brilliance and dynamism of our country’s finest poets, this collection features work from both rising stars and well-known figures, and presents a dazzling array of themes and styles. Whether addressing biotechnology or domestic violence, migrant experience or the natural world, the poems in this anthology are sure to inspire, provoke and move.Poets include Martin Harrison, Judith Beveridge, Clive James, Keven Brophy, Joanne Burns, Les Murray, Pam Brown, Eileen Chong, Luke Davies, Laurie Duggan, Geoff Page, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Toby Fitch, Robert Gray, Lisa Gorton, Natalie Harkin, John Kinsella, Felicity Plunkett, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Billy Marshall Stoneking, Cate Kennedy, David Malouf, Julie Chevalier, Lionel G. Fogarty and many more…Sarah Holland-Batt is the author of The Hazards (UQP, 2015) and Aria (UQP, 2008), which won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, the Arts ACT Judith Wright Award, and the FAW Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted in both the New South Wales and Queensland Premiers’ Literary Awards. She is presently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology and the poetry editor of Island.
    Published by: Black Inc. | Publication date: 11/07/2016
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 226 pages

    Focus On: 40 Most Popular African-American Television Producers: Morgan Freeman, Snoop Dogg, Dave Chappelle, Viola Davis, Ice Cube, Eddie Murphy, Dr. Dre, ... Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Hart, etc.
    This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Focus On books are made out of collections of Wikipedia articles regrouping the most informative and popular articles about a specific subject. The Focus On books are a result of a substantial editorial work of selecting and grouping relevant articles together in order to create a valuable source of information about specific subjects. This book does not contain tables, illustrations or illustration descriptions. Focus On (an imprint of OK Publishing) charges for the convenience service of formatting these e-books. We donate a part of our net income after taxes to the Wikimedia Foundation from the sales of all e-books based on Wikipedia content. You can access the original Wikipedia articles on the internet free of charge.
    Published by: Focus On | Publication date: 01/11/2018
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 710 pages

    Southern Illinois University at 150 Years: Growth, Accomplishments, and Challenges
    Chartered in 1869, Southern Illinois University has been a stalwart presence on the southern Illinois landscape for a century and a half. This book celebrates the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding by exploring in depth its history since 1969, when the last book to celebrate a major anniversary was published.Chapters reflect on SIU’s successful athletics program, the various colleges and departments within the university, the diverse holdings and collections of the library, the unique innovative research enterprises, and special programs such as the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and Touch of Nature Environmental Center.Although SIU may be a typical large public university in many ways, its unique location, history, and culture have made it a distinct institution of higher education. Located close to the Shawnee National Forest and Giant City State Park, the landscape is an indelible part of SIU, contributing to both the beauty of the university grounds and the campus culture.The university’s sesquicentennial provides a wonderful opportunity to revisit all that makes SIU amazing. Illustrated with 306 photographs of theater and music performances, art, sports, past and present students, faculty, staff, administration, politicians, community members, successful alums, distinguished visitors, and patrons of the university buildings, and landscapes, Southern Illinois University at 150 Years captures the university’s story in all its vivid color. 
    Published by: Southern Illinois University Press | Publication date: 03/11/2019
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages

    Practical Cloud Security: A Cross-Industry View
    Melvin Greer and Kevin Jackson have assembled a comprehensive guide to industry-specific cybersecurity threats and provide a detailed risk management framework required to mitigate business risk associated with the adoption of cloud computing. This book can serve multiple purposes, not the least of which is documenting the breadth and severity of the challenges that today’s enterprises face, and the breadth of programmatic elements required to address these challenges. This has become a boardroom issue: Executives must not only exploit the potential of information technologies, but manage their potential risks.
    Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 08/05/2016
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 260 pages

    Living With Him: Good Girl meets the Bad Boy
    I am your typical good girl, I work hard, I don't drink and I have never been with a guy. I am invisible to those around me, and I like it that way until one bad night leads me to run away from my dark past and move in with the campus bad boy.Jackson McKenzie.Jackson oozes sex appeal and intrigue. Girls surround him wanting to be the next girl he charms into bed. He either is playing in his band or being the college Casanova.But he treats me differently from the other girls, he's kind to me, treating me like I'm fragile, being my everything.We need each other, in more ways than I ever could imagine. He teaches me how to be happy, smile and have fun but will it be me who teaches him how?Warning: this book contains a small encounter of abuse, strong language and sexual scenes, recommended for ages over 18.
    Author: J.L. Ostle
    Publication date: 03/26/2017
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages

    Writing History with Lightning: Cinematic Representations of Nineteenth-Century America
    Films possess virtually unlimited power for crafting broad interpretations of American history. Nineteenth-century America has proven especially conducive to Hollywood imaginations, producing indelible images like the plight of Davy Crockett and the defenders of the Alamo, Pickett’s doomed charge at Gettysburg, the proliferation and destruction of plantation slavery in the American South, Custer’s fateful decision to divide his forces at Little Big Horn, and the onset of immigration and industrialization that saw Old World lifestyles and customs dissolve amid rapidly changing environments. Balancing historical nuance with passion for cinematic narratives, Writing History with Lightning confronts how movies about nineteenth-century America influence the ways in which mass audiences remember, understand, and envision the nation’s past. In these twenty-six essays—divided by the editors into sections on topics like frontiers, slavery, the Civil War, the Lost Cause, and the West—notable historians engage with films and the historical events they ostensibly depict. Instead of just separating fact from fiction, the essays contemplate the extent to which movies generate and promulgate collective memories of American history. Along with new takes on familiar classics like Young Mr. Lincoln and They Died with Their Boots On, the volume covers several films released in recent years, including The Revenant, 12 Years a Slave, The Birth of a Nation, Free State of Jones, and The Hateful Eight. The authors address Hollywood epics like The Alamo and Amistad, arguing that these movies flatten the historical record to promote nationalist visions. The contributors also examine overlooked films like Hester Street and Daughters of the Dust, considering their portraits of marginalized communities as transformative perspectives on American culture. By surveying films about nineteenth-century America, Writing History with Lightning analyzes how movies create popular understandings of American history and why those interpretations change over time.
    Published by: LSU Press | Publication date: 02/05/2019
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages

    Ben Jackson: A Short Story
    Who is Ben Jackson, really?Jim Connors wakes up on Friday to the news that Ben Jackson, a prominent business man who had recently partnered with Jim's company, is dead. Only, it's not Friday, it's Saturday, and Jim can't figure out where his lost day went. Kevin Anderson, Jim's business partner, is nowhere to be found, and to make matters worse, it appears that Jim's entire company has folded. Without his knowledge.Along with a disgruntled local cop, Jim sets off to investigate where his Friday went, why his business partner disappeared, and most important of all, who Ben Jackson really is.
    Publication date: 06/28/2014
    Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 46 pages
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