Cloud Computing For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 19, 2010 - Computers - 336 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

Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.

 

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Contents

Introduction 1
3
Examining the Cloud Elements
5
Grasping the Fundamentals
7
Discovering the Value of the Cloud for Business
17
Getting Inside the Cloud
27
Developing Your Cloud Strategy
39
Seeing the Advantages of the Highly Scaled Data Center
49
Exploring the Technical Foundation for Scaling
59
Understanding Massively Scaled Applications
153
Setting Some Standards
161
Managing the Cloud
171
Governing the Cloud
187
Virtualization and the Cloud
197
Managing Desktops and Devices in the Cloud
209
Service Oriented Architecture and the Cloud
221
Managing the Cloud Environment
231

Keeping the Bottom Line in Mind
65
Checking the Clouds Workload Strategy
67
Managing Data
75
Discovering Private and Hybrid Clouds
87
Examining the Cloud Elements
105
Seeing Infrastructure as a Service
107
GoGrid
113
Exploring Platform as a Service
119
Using Software as a Service
137
Planning for the Cloud Chapter 21 Banking on Cloud Economics 243
243
Planning for the Cloud
246
The Part of Tens
265
Ten Plus One Swell Cloud Computing Resources
267
Glossary
275
Index
291
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About the author (2010)

Judith Hurwitz (President & CEO), Marcia Kaufman (Partner & COO), and Fern Halper (Partner & Senior Data Management Strategist), are executives at Hurwitz & Associates, strategy consultants specializing in cloud computing, information and service management, and SOA. Robin Bloor is President of the Bloor Group, an IT analyst company. They are the authors of Service Management For Dummies and Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies.

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