Architecting the Cloud

Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS)

Author: Michael J. Kavis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118826469

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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An expert guide to selecting the right cloud service model for your business Cloud computing is all the rage, allowing for the delivery of computing and storage capacity to a diverse community of end-recipients. However, before you can decide on a cloud model, you need to determine what the ideal cloud service model is for your business. Helping you cut through all the haze, Architecting the Cloud is vendor neutral and guides you in making one of the most critical technology decisions that you will face: selecting the right cloud service model(s) based on a combination of both business and technology requirements. Guides corporations through key cloud design considerations Discusses the pros and cons of each cloud service model Highlights major design considerations in areas such as security, data privacy, logging, data storage, SLA monitoring, and more Clearly defines the services cloud providers offer for each service model and the cloud services IT must provide Arming you with the information you need to choose the right cloud service provider, Architecting the Cloud is a comprehensive guide covering everything you need to be aware of in selecting the right cloud service model for you.

Architecting the Cloud

Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS)

Author: Michael J. Kavis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118826272

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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Architecting the Cloud

Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS)

Author: Michael J. Kavis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118617618

Category: Computers

Page: 224

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Cloud Computing

Concepts, Technology & Architecture

Author: Thomas Erl,Ricardo Puttini,Zaigham Mahmood

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133387526

Category: Computers

Page: 487

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Explores cloud computing, breaking down the concepts, models, mechanisms, and architectures of this technology while allowing for the financial assessment of resources and how they compare to traditional storage systems.

Cloud Computing Bible

Author: Barrie Sosinsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118023994

Category: Computers

Page: 532

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The complete reference guide to the hot technology of cloud computing Its potential for lowering IT costs makes cloud computing a major force for both IT vendors and users; it is expected to gain momentum rapidly with the launch of Office Web Apps later this year. Because cloud computing involves various technologies, protocols, platforms, and infrastructure elements, this comprehensive reference is just what you need if you?ll be using or implementing cloud computing. Cloud computing offers significant cost savings by eliminating upfront expenses for hardware and software; its growing popularity is expected to skyrocket when Microsoft introduces Office Web Apps This comprehensive guide helps define what cloud computing is and thoroughly explores the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make it so desirable Covers mobile cloud computing, a significant area due to ever-increasing cell phone and smartphone use Focuses on the platforms and technologies essential to cloud computing Anyone involved with planning, implementing, using, or maintaining a cloud computing project will rely on the information in Cloud Computing Bible.

Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions

Build cloud strategies that align technology and economics while effectively managing risk

Author: Kevin L. Jackson,Scott Goessling

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788470745

Category: Computers

Page: 378

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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 Description Cloud 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 for If 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.

Cloud Application Architectures

Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud

Author: George Reese

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555481

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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If you're involved in planning IT infrastructure as a network or system architect, system administrator, or developer, this book will help you adapt your skills to work with these highly scalable, highly redundant infrastructure services. While analysts hotly debate the advantages and risks of cloud computing, IT staff and programmers are left to determine whether and how to put their applications into these virtualized services. Cloud Application Architectures provides answers -- and critical guidance -- on issues of cost, availability, performance, scaling, privacy, and security. With Cloud Application Architectures, you will: Understand the differences between traditional deployment and cloud computing Determine whether moving existing applications to the cloud makes technical and business sense Analyze and compare the long-term costs of cloud services, traditional hosting, and owning dedicated servers Learn how to build a transactional web application for the cloud or migrate one to it Understand how the cloud helps you better prepare for disaster recovery Change your perspective on application scaling To provide realistic examples of the book's principles in action, the author delves into some of the choices and operations available on Amazon Web Services, and includes high-level summaries of several of the other services available on the market today. Cloud Application Architectures provides best practices that apply to every available cloud service. Learn how to make the transition to the cloud and prepare your web applications to succeed.

Cloudonomics

The Business Value of Cloud Computing

Author: Joe Weinman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118282884

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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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.

The Agile Architecture Revolution

How Cloud Computing, REST-Based SOA, and Mobile Computing Are Changing Enterprise IT

Author: Jason Bloomberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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A sneak peek at up-and-coming trends in IT, a multidimensional vision for achieving business agility through agile architectures The Agile Architecture Revolution places IT trends into the context of Enterprise Architecture, reinventing Enterprise Architecture to support continuous business transformation. It focuses on the challenges of large organizations, while placing such organizations into the broader business ecosystem that includes small and midsize organizations as well as startups. Organizes the important trends that are facing technology in businesses and public sector organizations today and over the next several years Presents the five broad organizing principles called Supertrends: location independence, global cubicle, democratization of technology, deep interoperability, and complex systems engineering Provides a new perspective on service-oriented architecture in conjunction with architectural approaches to cloud computing and mobile technologies that explain how organizations can achieve better business visibility through IT and enterprise architecture Laying out a multidimensional vision for achieving agile architectures, this book discusses the crisis points that promise sudden, transformative change, unraveling how organizations' spending on IT will continue to undergo radical change over the next ten years.

Cloud Computing for Science and Engineering

Author: Ian Foster,Dennis B. Gannon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262037246

Category: Computers

Page: 392

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The emergence of powerful, always-on cloud utilities has transformed how consumers interact with information technology, enabling video streaming, intelligent personal assistants, and the sharing of content. Businesses, too, have benefited from the cloud, outsourcing much of their information technology to cloud services. Science, however, has not fully exploited the advantages of the cloud. Could scientific discovery be accelerated if mundane chores were automated and outsourced to the cloud? Leading computer scientists Ian Foster and Dennis Gannon argue that it can, and in this book offer a guide to cloud computing for students, scientists, and engineers, with advice and many hands-on examples. The book surveys the technology that underpins the cloud, new approaches to technical problems enabled by the cloud, and the concepts required to integrate cloud services into scientific work. It covers managing data in the cloud, and how to program these services; computing in the cloud, from deploying single virtual machines or containers to supporting basic interactive science experiments to gathering clusters of machines to do data analytics; using the cloud as a platform for automating analysis procedures, machine learning, and analyzing streaming data; building your own cloud with open source software; and cloud security. The book is accompanied by a website, Cloud4SciEng.org, that provides a variety of supplementary material, including exercises, lecture slides, and other resources helpful to readers and instructors.

Cloud Computing

Theory and Practice

Author: Dan C. Marinescu

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128128119

Category: Computers

Page: 588

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Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. After an introduction to network-centric computing and network-centric content in Chapter One, the book is organized into four sections. Section One reviews basic concepts of concurrency and parallel and distributed systems. Section Two presents such critical components of the cloud ecosystem as cloud service providers, cloud access, cloud data storage, and cloud hardware and software. Section Three covers cloud applications and cloud security, while Section Four presents research topics in cloud computing. Specific topics covered include resource virtualization, resource management and scheduling, and advanced topics like the impact of scale on efficiency, cloud scheduling subject to deadlines, alternative cloud architectures, and vehicular clouds. An included glossary covers terms grouped in several categories, from general to services, virtualization, desirable attributes and security. Includes new chapters on concurrency, cloud hardware and software, challenges posed by big data and mobile applications and advanced topics Provides a new appendix that presents several cloud computing projects Presents more than 400 references in the text, including recent research results in several areas related to cloud computing

The Enterprise Cloud

Best Practices for Transforming Legacy IT

Author: James Bond

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491907851

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 396

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Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you're planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization's traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience. Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You'll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing. Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud

Cloud Computing

Author: Kris Jamsa

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449647391

Category: Computers

Page: 322

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Explains what cloud computing is and how this new technology is being used to make lives easier.

Cloud Architecture Patterns

Author: Bill Wilder

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449319777

Category: Computers

Page: 161

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Do you need to learn about cloud computing architecture with Microsoft's Azure quickly? Read this book! It gives you just enough info on the big picture and is filled with key terminology so that you can join the discussion on cloud architecture.

Programming for PaaS

A Practical Guide to Coding for Platform-as-a-Service

Author: Lucas Carlson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449335128

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is gaining serious traction among web and mobile developers, but as new PaaS providers emerge and existing vendors upgrade their features, it’s hard to keep track of what PaaS has to offer. This thorough introduction takes you through the PaaS model from a developer’s point of view, and breaks down the types of services that Google App Engine, Windows Azure, Heroku, Cloud Foundry, and others deliver. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or part of a large enterprise development team, this book shows you how PaaS can help you focus on innovative applications, rather than spend your time worrying about technical operations. Track the cloud’s evolution from IaaS and DevOps to PaaS Learn how PaaS combines the simplicity of shared web hosting with the control of dedicated hosting Explore the benefits of both portable and non-portable PaaS options Apply best practices for moving legacy apps to PaaS—and understand the challenges involved Write new applications for PaaS from scratch with RESTful meta-services Use PaaS to build mobile apps with backend services that scale Examine the core services that each major provider currently offers Learn the situations in which PaaS might not be advantageous

Understanding PaaS

Unleash the Power of Cloud Computing

Author: Michael P. McGrath

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144932343X

Category: Computers

Page: 52

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The least understood feature of cloud computing, Platform as a Service (PaaS), is also the most powerful and cost effective. This concise overview shows you why organizations that properly wield PaaS can quickly gain a strong competitive advantage. You’ll learn how PaaS enables developers to pursue low cost R&D projects, lets system administrators focus on systems rather than servers, and helps architects evaluate new technology quickly and directly. Many reliable PaaS providers are available today, including services from Amazon, Red Hat, and Google. This book offers valuable advice for technically and not-so-technically minded people who want to understand how PaaS can change the way organizations do computing. Get rudimentary examples of how to initiate projects with a typical PaaS provider Consider language selection, feature set, and general capabilities when evaluating a PaaS solution Automate tasks like continuous integration, unit tests, and builds Learn how to design applications by understanding how PaaS works under the hood Discover the critical difference between scaling up and scaling out Anticipate subtle but important differences between traditional computing and PaaS computing Change the way you think about security in the cloud

Cloud Computing: A Hands-On Approach

Author: Arshdeep Bahga,Vijay Madisetti

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1494435144

Category: Computers

Page: 454

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About the Book Recent industry surveys expect the cloud computing services market to be in excess of $20 billion and cloud computing jobs to be in excess of 10 million worldwide in 2014 alone. In addition, since a majority of existing information technology (IT) jobs is focused on maintaining legacy in-house systems, the demand for these kinds of jobs is likely to drop rapidly if cloud computing continues to take hold of the industry. However, there are very few educational options available in the area of cloud computing beyond vendor-specific training by cloud providers themselves. Cloud computing courses have not found their way (yet) into mainstream college curricula. This book is written as a textbook on cloud computing for educational programs at colleges. It can also be used by cloud service providers who may be interested in offering a broader perspective of cloud computing to accompany their own customer and employee training programs. The typical reader is expected to have completed a couple of courses in programming using traditional high-level languages at the college-level, and is either a senior or a beginning graduate student in one of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields. We have tried to write a comprehensive book that transfers knowledge through an immersive "hands-on approach", where the reader is provided the necessary guidance and knowledge to develop working code for real-world cloud applications. Additional support is available at the book's website: www.cloudcomputingbook.info Organization The book is organized into three main parts. Part I covers technologies that form the foundations of cloud computing. These include topics such as virtualization, load balancing, scalability & elasticity, deployment, and replication. Part II introduces the reader to the design & programming aspects of cloud computing. Case studies on design and implementation of several cloud applications in the areas such as image processing, live streaming and social networks analytics are provided. Part III introduces the reader to specialized aspects of cloud computing including cloud application benchmarking, cloud security, multimedia applications and big data analytics. Case studies in areas such as IT, healthcare, transportation, networking and education are provided.

Cloud Computing Design Patterns

Author: Thomas Erl,Robert Cope,Amin Naserpour

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0133858634

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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“This book continues the very high standard we have come to expect from ServiceTech Press. The book provides well-explained vendor-agnostic patterns to the challenges of providing or using cloud solutions from PaaS to SaaS. The book is not only a great patterns reference, but also worth reading from cover to cover as the patterns are thought-provoking, drawing out points that you should consider and ask of a potential vendor if you’re adopting a cloud solution.” --Phil Wilkins, Enterprise Integration Architect, Specsavers “Thomas Erl’s text provides a unique and comprehensive perspective on cloud design patterns that is clearly and concisely explained for the technical professional and layman alike. It is an informative, knowledgeable, and powerful insight that may guide cloud experts in achieving extraordinary results based on extraordinary expertise identified in this text. I will use this text as a resource in future cloud designs and architectural considerations.” --Dr. Nancy M. Landreville, CEO/CISO, NML Computer Consulting The Definitive Guide to Cloud Architecture and Design Best-selling service technology author Thomas Erl has brought together the de facto catalog of design patterns for modern cloud-based architecture and solution design. More than two years in development, this book’s 100+ patterns illustrate proven solutions to common cloud challenges and requirements. Its patterns are supported by rich, visual documentation, including 300+ diagrams. The authors address topics covering scalability, elasticity, reliability, resiliency, recovery, data management, storage, virtualization, monitoring, provisioning, administration, and much more. Readers will further find detailed coverage of cloud security, from networking and storage safeguards to identity systems, trust assurance, and auditing. This book’s unprecedented technical depth makes it a must-have resource for every cloud technology architect, solution designer, developer, administrator, and manager. Topic Areas Enabling ubiquitous, on-demand, scalable network access to shared pools of configurable IT resources Optimizing multitenant environments to efficiently serve multiple unpredictable consumers Using elasticity best practices to scale IT resources transparently and automatically Ensuring runtime reliability, operational resiliency, and automated recovery from any failure Establishing resilient cloud architectures that act as pillars for enterprise cloud solutions Rapidly provisioning cloud storage devices, resources, and data with minimal management effort Enabling customers to configure and operate custom virtual networks in SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS environments Efficiently provisioning resources, monitoring runtimes, and handling day-to-day administration Implementing best-practice security controls for cloud service architectures and cloud storage Securing on-premise Internet access, external cloud connections, and scaled VMs Protecting cloud services against denial-of-service attacks and traffic hijacking Establishing cloud authentication gateways, federated cloud authentication, and cloud key management Providing trust attestation services to customers Monitoring and independently auditing cloud security Solving complex cloud design problems with compound super-patterns


Cloud Computing

Business Trends and Technologies

Author: Igor Faynberg,Hui-Lan Lu,Dor Skuler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118501217

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 376

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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.