Cloud Computing, A Practical Approach

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 22, 2009 - Computers - 400 pages
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"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, Salesforce.com, 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
 

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Terrible book, most of the things doesnt make sense ,there is no objectivity in the entire book,its just random topics collected. Read full review

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gives a great overview of current trends in Cloud Computing but there is no real "Practical Approach" as the title suggests. Read full review

Contents

Getting Started
1
Cloud Computing Technology
89
Cloud Computing at Work
171
Glossary Vendors and Resources
315
Index
327
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Toby J. Velte, Ph.D. is an international best-selling author of business technology articles and books. He is co-founder of Velte Publishing, Inc. and the co-author of more than a dozen books published by McGraw-Hill. He is co-author of Green IT: Reduce Your Information System's Environmental Impact While Adding to the Bottom Line and Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach. V. Dr. Velte is currently part of Microsoft’s North Central practice focused on helping thriving companies with their technology-based initiatives

Anthony T. Velte, CISSP, CISA (Lake Elmo, MN) is cofounder of Velte Publishing, Inc., and coauthor of several books on Cisco technologies.

Robert C. Elsenpeter is an author, Web content writer, and award-winning journalist.

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