Cloud Computing: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Virtualization, Business Models, Mobile, Security and More

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2012 - Computers - 322 pages
Cloud computing is changing the way businesses and users interact with computers and mobile devices. Gone are the days of expensive data centers, racks of disk drives, and large IT support teams. In their place are software applications delivered to users on demand from the cloud, high-capacity, auto-replicated, secure cloud-based disk-storage and databases, virtualized-server and desktop environments, and cloud-based collaboration tools which support on-premise-, remote-, and hybrid-team success. Within the pages of Cloud Computing, readers will find a hands-on introduction to the cloud, which will have them using cloud-based data storage to store personal documents and to share photos and other digital media with other users and their own various devices, performing cloud-based automated backups, and using other cloud-based applications by the end of Chapter 1! Readers will learn specifics about software as a service (Saas), platform as a service (Paas), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), server and desktop virtualization, and much more. Each chapter of the book presents a cloud topic, examines the underlying business case, and then takes the reader on a test drive. The chapters are filled with real-world case studies. The book's content is ideal for users wanting to migrate to the cloud, IT professionals seeking knowledge on cloud fundamentals, developers who will build the cloud solutions of the future, and CIOs wanting insights on the most recent cloud solutions.
 

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Contents

Introducing Cloud Computing
1
Software as a Service SaaS
17
Platform as a Service PaaS
31
Infrastructure as a Service IaaS
43
Identity as a Service IDaaS
57
Data Storage in the Cloud
65
Collaboration in the Cloud
85
Virtualization
109
Migrating to the Cloud
191
Mobile Cloud Computing
203
Governing the Cloud
217
Evaluating the Clouds Business Impact and Economics
231
Designing CloudBased Solutions
247
Coding CloudBased Applications
259
Application Scalability
277
The Future of the Cloud
291

Securing the Cloud
127
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity and the Cloud
141
ServiceOriented Architecture
161
Managing the Cloud
177
Glossary of Key Terms
305
Index
311
Credits
321
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Dr. Kris Jamsa wrote his first computer program in Algol, using punched cards, while attending the United States Air Force Academy. Since then, he has spent his career wrangling data and programs that use it. Jamsa has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, a second Ph.D. in Education and Masters' Degrees in Computer Science, Information Security, Project Management, Education, and Business. He is the author of 115 books on all aspects of programming and computing. Kris lives with his wife, Debbie, on their ranch in Prescott, Arizona. When he is not in front of a computer screen, you can find him spending time with their horses, dogs, and grand kids.

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