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Cloud as a Service

Understanding the Service Innovation Ecosystem

Authors: Castro-Leon, Enrique, Harmon, Robert

  • Details product oriented companies and connects the concept to server oriented companies
  • Covers the essential traits of cloud computing
  • Explores how innovation server science has changed
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0103-9
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About this book

See how the principles of Service Science govern the dynamics driving the adoption of cloud computing in the industry.

Cloud as Service shows you how the evolution of enterprise computing platforms to application-specific cloud platforms (ASCPs) have aligned to business needs. You'll also learn processes for developing and building ASCPs. You'll gain insight into how executives, managers, and technologists are utilizing cloud services, cloud service providers, equipment manufacturers, and software and application vendors participating in cloud supply chains.

For business, the appeal of cloud computing must go beyond the notion of convenient, on-demand access of networked pooled access to computing resources. Industry leaders have learned to apply cloud computing to become more nimble, cost effective, and customer engaging as they strive for competitive advantage, regardless of size. These companies define and build cloud platforms customized for their needs rather than using someone else’s. 

This book shows you how to use a holistic, end-to-end view of platform planning, platform development, supply chains and operations to collapse platform development times to a fraction of the original time. You’ll see that strategies for selling to the cloud market are essentially incomplete; and that in order to be successful, businesses must become cloud service businesses themselves, incorporating cloud technologies in their engineering, IT, sales and marketing, and delivery processes. 

What You'll Learn:

  • Historical perspective to provide insight into the dynamics driving cloud evolution today
  • State of the art in IT requirements and cloud solutions
  • The value of User Experience (UX) driven design principles
  • The crucial roles of Service Brokers and Service Assurance Managers
  • The landscape of emerging cloud services and what they mean to your enterprise
  • Service Portals and Enterprise Service Buses
Who This Book Is For:

  • CIOs, CTOs, data center architects, solution architects and application engineers 
  • Educational institutions building a systems integration curriculum 
  • Developers who want to understand how their work fits in the cloud ecosystem

About the authors

Enrique Castro-Leon is an Enterprise Architect and Technology Strategist with the Intel Architecture Group at Intel Corporation working in enterprise IT solution integration, cloud computing and service engineering. As a technology strategist Enrique has been investigating the disruptive effects of emerging technologies in the marketplace. He is the lead author of a book on the convergence of virtualization, service oriented methodologies and distributed computing titled The Business Value of Virtual Service Grids: Strategic Insights for Enterprise Decision Makers. He is also the lead author of a second book, Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing: An Essential Handbook for IT Professionals. Enrique holds Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Purdue University, and a BSEE degree from the University of Costa Rica. Enrique is also a co-founder and President of Neighborhood Learning Center, a tax exempt organization providing computer education and tutoring services to K-12 in Oregon, U.S.A. The NLC has served over 300 children since its inception in 2000 at risk of falling behind in the school system. It has received recent grant awards by the Meyer Memorial Trust, the Templeton Foundation and the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust to carry its mission and currently serves over 60 families.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Cloud Computing as a Service

    Castro-Leon, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

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  • The Service Science Foundation for Cloud Computing

    Castro-Leon, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 33-81

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  • Cloud Computing: Implications for Service Transformation

    Castro-Leon, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 83-105

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  • Evolution of Cloud Server Platforms

    Castro-Leon, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 109-140

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  • Application-Specific Cloud Platforms

    Castro-Leon, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 141-160

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Buy this book

eBook 23,79 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0103-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 32,05 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-0104-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cloud as a Service
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Service Innovation Ecosystem
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Enrique Castro-Leon and Robert Harmon
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-0103-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-0103-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-0104-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 337
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 81 illustrations in colour
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