Guide to Cloud Computing

Principles and Practice

By Richard Hill , Laurie Hirsch , Peter Lake , Siavash Moshiri

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This book describes the landscape of cloud computing from first principles, progressing step-by-step through the process of building and configuring a cloud environment. Includes review questions, hands-on exercises, study activities and discussion topics.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4471-4602-5
  • 300 Pages
  • User Level: Students
  • Publication Date: November 28, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $109.00
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This book describes the landscape of cloud computing from first principles, leading the reader step-by-step through the process of building and configuring a cloud environment. The book not only considers the technologies for designing and creating cloud computing platforms, but also the business models and frameworks in real-world implementation of cloud platforms. Emphasis is placed on “learning by doing,” and readers are encouraged to experiment with a range of different tools and approaches. Topics and features: includes review questions, hands-on exercises, study activities and discussion topics throughout the text; demonstrates the approaches used to build cloud computing infrastructures; reviews the social, economic, and political aspects of the on-going growth in cloud computing use; discusses legal and security concerns in cloud computing; examines techniques for the appraisal of financial investment into cloud computing; identifies areas for further research within this rapidly-moving field.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Part I: Cloud Computing Fundamentals.
  2. Introduction to Cloud Computing.
  3. Business Adoption Models and Legal Aspects of the Cloud.
  4. Social, Economic and Political Aspects of the Cloud.
  5. Part II: Technological Context.
  6. Cloud Technology.
  7. Cloud Services.
  8. Data in the Cloud.
  9. Cloud and Web Intelligence.
  10. Part III: Business Context.
  11. Investment Appraisal.
  12. Enterprise Cloud Computing.
  13. Security and Governance.
  14. Cloud Roadmap.
  15. Challenges and the Future.
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