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Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing

Author : San Murugesan
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The Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing comprehensively cover all aspects of cloud computing. It provides IT professionals, educators, researchers and students a compendium of cloud computing knowledge – concepts, principles, architecture, technology, security, privacy and regulatory compliance, applications, adoption, business, and social and legal aspects. Containing contributions from a spectrum of subject matter experts in industry and academia, this unique publication also addresses questions related to technological trends and developments, research opportunities, best practices, standards, and cloud adoption that stakeholders might have in the context of development, operation, management, and use of clouds, providing multiple perspectives. Furthermore, itexamines cloud computing's impact now and in the future. The encyclopedia is logically organised into 10 sections amd each section into a maximum of 12 chapters, each covering a major topic/area with cross-references as required. The chapters consist of tables, illustrations, side-bars as appropriate. In additon, it also includes highlights at the beginning of each chapter, as well as backend material references and additional resources for further information (including relevant websites, videos and software tools). The encyclopedia also contains illustrations and case studies. A list of acronyms are provided in the beginning and a comprehensive and informative glossary at the end.

Cloud Technology Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
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As the Web grows and expands into ever more remote parts of the world, the availability of resources over the Internet increases exponentially. Making use of this widely prevalent tool, organizations and individuals can share and store knowledge like never before. Cloud Technology: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates the latest research in the ubiquitous Web, exploring the use of applications and software that make use of the Internet’s anytime, anywhere availability. By bringing together research and ideas from across the globe, this publication will be of use to computer engineers, software developers, and end users in business, education, medicine, and more.

Cloud Computing

Author : Thomas Erl
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Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or even create a cloud environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world use of cloud-based services. In Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, Thomas Erl, one of the world’s top-selling IT authors, teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. In doing so, the book establishes concrete, academic coverage with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined building blocks for mainstream cloud computing platforms and solutions. Subsequent to technology-centric coverage, the book proceeds to establish business-centric models and metrics that allow for the financial assessment of cloud-based IT resources and their comparison to those hosted on traditional IT enterprise premises. Also provided are templates and formulas for calculating SLA-related quality-of-service values and numerous explorations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS delivery models. With more than 260 figures, 29 architectural models, and 20 mechanisms, this indispensable guide provides a comprehensive education of cloud computing essentials that will never leave your side.

Cloud Computing

Author : Dinesh G. Harkut
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In the era of the Internet of Things and Big Data, Cloud Computing has recently emerged as one of the latest buzzwords in the computing industry. It is the latest evolution of computing, where IT recourses are offered as services. Cloud computing provides on-demand, scalable, device-independent, and reliable services to its users. The exponential growth of digital data bundled with the needs of analysis, processing and storage, and cloud computing has paved the way for a cheap, secure, and omnipresent computing framework allowing for the delivery of enormous computing and storage capacity to a diverse community of end-recipients. Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. The term cloud is often used as a metaphor for the Internet and can be defined as a new type of utility computing that basically uses servers that have been made available to third parties via the Internet.

Cloud Computing For Dummies

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The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more. Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.

Cloud Computing

Author : Nikos Antonopoulos
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Cloud computing continues to emerge as a subject of substantial industrial and academic interest. Although the meaning and scope of “cloud computing” continues to be debated, the current notion of clouds blurs the distinctions between grid services, web services, and data centers, among other areas. Clouds also bring considerations of lowering the cost for relatively bursty applications to the fore. Cloud Computing: Principles, Systems and Applications is an essential reference/guide that provides thorough and timely examination of the services, interfaces and types of applications that can be executed on cloud-based systems. The book identifies and highlights state-of-the-art techniques and methods for designing cloud systems, presents mechanisms and schemes for linking clouds to economic activities, and offers balanced coverage of all related technologies that collectively contribute towards the realization of cloud computing. With an emphasis on the conceptual and systemic links between cloud computing and other distributed computing approaches, this text also addresses the practical importance of efficiency, scalability, robustness and security as the four cornerstones of quality of service. Topics and features: explores the relationship of cloud computing to other distributed computing paradigms, namely peer-to-peer, grids, high performance computing and web services; presents the principles, techniques, protocols and algorithms that can be adapted from other distributed computing paradigms to the development of successful clouds; includes a Foreword by Professor Mark Baker of the University of Reading, UK; examines current cloud-practical applications and highlights early deployment experiences; elaborates the economic schemes needed for clouds to become viable business models. This book will serve as a comprehensive reference for researchers and students engaged in cloud computing. Professional system architects, technical managers, and IT consultants will also find this unique text a practical guide to the application and delivery of commercial cloud services. Prof. Nick Antonopoulos is Head of the School of Computing, University of Derby, UK. Dr. Lee Gillam is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing at the University of Surrey, UK.

Cloud Computing Fundamentals

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Did you know that cloud computing is being used by just about every person or company on the internet today in some shape or form? Most people use the cloud and never even think about it. I've been writing, teaching and speaking about cloud computing since the time it was simply called "the cloud". In this book, you're going to learn how the cloud works, how it can help you, your team or organization, and the different types of cloud computing. In chapters 4 and 5, you're going to get a hands-on experience from my examples and learn real-world applications of cloud computing. In chapter 5 I'll show you: How to create and use a Microsoft Azure subscription to get $200 credit and 12 months of 25 free services. How to create a Windows virtual machine (VM). How to create a Linux virtual machine. When you read my book, you will understand different phrases and acronyms, such as: Software as a service Infrastructure as a service Platform as a service Virtualization Multitenancy and so much more! We'll also talk about: Public clouds Private clouds Hybrid clouds Multi-clouds Finally, we will look at the risks of cloud computing, cover the current marketplace and see a lot of the different companies offering cloud services. You will discover how to recognize and understand what it is these companies actually provide.

Cloud Computing

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement
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Cloud Computing A Practical Approach

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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

Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures

Author : Zaigham Mahmood
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This important text provides a single point of reference for state-of-the-art cloud computing design and implementation techniques. The book examines cloud computing from the perspective of enterprise architecture, asking the question; how do we realize new business potential with our existing enterprises? Topics and features: with a Foreword by Thomas Erl; contains contributions from an international selection of preeminent experts; presents the state-of-the-art in enterprise architecture approaches with respect to cloud computing models, frameworks, technologies, and applications; discusses potential research directions, and technologies to facilitate the realization of emerging business models through enterprise architecture approaches; provides relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest empirical research findings.

Cloud Computing

Author : Venkata Josyula
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The complete guide to provisioning and managing cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) data center solutions Could computing will revolutionize the way IT resources are deployed, configured, and managed for years to come. Service providers and customers each stand to realize tremendous value from this paradigm shift-if they can take advantage of it. Cloud Computing brings together the realistic, start-to-finish guidance they need to plan, implement, and manage cloud solution architectures for tomorrow's virtualized data centers. It introduces cloud 'newcomers' to essential concepts, and offers experienced operations professionals detailed guidance on delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). This book's replicable solutions and fully-tested best practices will help enterprises, services providers, consultants, and Cisco partners meet the challenge of provisioning end-to-end cloud infrastructures. Drawing on extensive experience working with leading cloud vendors and integrators, the authors present detailed operations workflow examples, proven techniques for operating cloud-based network, compute, and storage infrastructure; a comprehensive management reference architecture; and a complete case study demonstrating rapid, lower-cost solutions design. Cloud Computing will be an indispensable resource for all network/IT professionals and managers involved with planning, implementing, or managing the next generation of cloud computing services. • •Review the key concepts needed to successfully deploy and cloud-based services •Transition common enterprise design patterns and use cases to the cloud •Master architectural principles and infrastructure design for 'real-time' managed IT services •Understand the Cisco approach to cloud-related technologies, systems, and services •Develop a cloud management architecture using ITIL, TMF, and ITU-TMN standards •Implement best practices for cloud service provisioning, activation, and management •Automate cloud infrastructure to simplify service delivery, monitoring and assurance •Choose and implement the right billing/chargeback approaches for your business •Design and build IaaS services, from start to finish •Manage the unique capacity challenges associated with sporadic, real-time demand •Provide a consistent and optimal cloud user experience This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

Cloud Computing

Author : John W. Rittinghouse
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Cloud Computing: Implementation, Management, and Security provides an understanding of what cloud computing really means, explores how disruptive it may become in the future, and examines its advantages and disadvantages. It gives business executives the knowledge necessary to make informed, educated decisions regarding cloud initiatives. The authors first discuss the evolution of computing from a historical perspective, focusing primarily on advances that led to the development of cloud computing. They then survey some of the critical components that are necessary to make the cloud computing paradigm feasible. They also present various standards based on the use and implementation issues surrounding cloud computing and describe the infrastructure management that is maintained by cloud computing service providers. After addressing significant legal and philosophical issues, the book concludes with a hard look at successful cloud computing vendors. Helping to overcome the lack of understanding currently preventing even faster adoption of cloud computing, this book arms readers with guidance essential to make smart, strategic decisions on cloud initiatives.

Handbook of Cloud Computing

Author : Borko Furht
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Cloud computing has become a significant technology trend. Experts believe cloud computing is currently reshaping information technology and the IT marketplace. The advantages of using cloud computing include cost savings, speed to market, access to greater computing resources, high availability, and scalability. Handbook of Cloud Computing includes contributions from world experts in the field of cloud computing from academia, research laboratories and private industry. This book presents the systems, tools, and services of the leading providers of cloud computing; including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft. The basic concepts of cloud computing and cloud computing applications are also introduced. Current and future technologies applied in cloud computing are also discussed. Case studies, examples, and exercises are provided throughout. Handbook of Cloud Computing is intended for advanced-level students and researchers in computer science and electrical engineering as a reference book. This handbook is also beneficial to computer and system infrastructure designers, developers, business managers, entrepreneurs and investors within the cloud computing related industry.

Cloud Computing

Author : S. Anandamurugan
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Designed to satisfy the needs and expectations of both the basic and expert reader, this simple and precise book cover common and innovative facts about cloud technology and all its supporting platforms. --

Cloud Computing

Author : Martin Gilje Jaatun
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This volume contains the proceedings of CloudCom 2009, the First Inter- tional Conference on Cloud Computing. The conference was held in Beijing, China, during December 1–4, 2009, and was the ?rst in a series initiated by the Cloud Computing Association (www.cloudcom.org). The Cloud Computing Association was founded in 2009 by Chunming Rong, Martin Gilje Jaatun, and Frode Eika Sandnes. This ?rst conference was organized by the Beijing Ji- tong University, Chinese Institute of Electronics, and Wuhan University, and co-organized by Huazhong University of Science and Technology, South China Normal University, and Sun Yat-sen University. Ever since the inception of the Internet, a “Cloud” has been used as a metaphor for a network-accessible infrastructure (e.g., data storage, computing hardware, or entire networks) which is hidden from users. To some, the concept of cloud computing may seem like a throwback to the days of big mainframe computers, but we believe that cloud computing makes data truly mobile, - lowing a user to access services anywhere, anytime, with any Internet browser. In cloud computing, IT-related capabilities are provided as services, accessible without requiring control of, or even knowledge of, the underlying technology. Cloud computing provides dynamic scalability of services and computing power, and although many mature technologies are used as components in cloud c- puting, there are still many unresolved and open problems.

Cloud Computing Economics For Information Technology industry

Author : Dr.V.V.L.N. Sastry
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Cloud Computing, a new prototype of computing infrastructure provision, gives an assurance of fulfilling a dream of optimal utilization of computer utilities for an economical and smooth functioning of businesses. In Cloud Computing, the economic aspect along with cloud offerings is a research topic in itself. This research presents an overview of the economic aspects involved. Cloud architecture brings with it an assurance of a low-cost delivery, speedy implementation, enhanced flexibility and thus has been adopted widely in a very short period of time. Statistics show that there is a possibility of the cloud services market reaching a level of 160 billion dollars by the year 2020. Although cloud computing technology is being widely accepted, the research is still in the beginning stage. This research attempts to bring out the viability of adoption of this technology based on suitability index and uses further, parameters like number of servers, geographical coverage, extent of data to be migrated, size of operations of the companies and the various financial parameters like ROI (Return on Investment), Payback period, NPV (Net Present Value). However there is more in-depth research that requires to go into the details of company business and gaining further insight into cloud adoption. Here, the study encompasses 35 companies with a view to provide different available variations in terms of all the above mentioned parameters in an attempt to aid the decision making regarding adoption of cloud architecture. The research highlights the reasons for the adoption of cloud architecture by different companies from the chosen 35 companies. The researcher is optimistic that this research will definitely prove helpful in taking the correct decision and will help more number of companies to implement the cloud technology and reap the benefits of the same. Keywords: Cloud Computing, Architecture, Suitability, ROI, Adoption of cloud or Migration.

Swarm Intelligence for Cloud Computing

Author : Indrajit Pan
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Swarm Intelligence in Cloud Computing is an invaluable treatise for researchers involved in delivering intelligent optimized solutions for reliable deployment, infrastructural stability, and security issues of cloud-based resources. Starting with a bird’s eye view on the prevalent state-of-the-art techniques, this book enriches the readers with the knowledge of evolving swarm intelligent optimized techniques for addressing different cloud computing issues including task scheduling, virtual machine allocation, load balancing and optimization, deadline handling, power-aware profiling, fault resilience, cost-effective design, and energy efficiency. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including: Role of swarm intelligence on cloud computing services Cloud resource sharing strategies Cloud service provider selection Dynamic task and resource scheduling Data center resource management. Indrajit Pan is an Associate Professor in Information Technology of RCC Institute of Information Technology, India. He received his PhD from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India. With an academic experience of 14 years, he has published around 40 research publications in different international journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. Mohamed Abd Elaziz is a Lecturer in the Mathematical Department of Zagazig University, Egypt. He received his PhD from the same university. He is the author of more than 100 articles. His research interests include machine learning, signal processing, image processing, cloud computing, and evolutionary algorithms. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya is a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering of Christ University, Bangalore. He received his PhD from Jadavpur University, India. He has published more than 230 research publications in international journals and conference proceedings in his 20 years of academic experience.

Cloud Computing

Author : Lizhe Wang
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Cloud computing has created a shift from the use of physical hardware and locally managed software-enabled platforms to that of virtualized cloud-hosted services. Cloud assembles large networks of virtual services, including hardware (CPU, storage, and network) and software resources (databases, message queuing systems, monitoring systems, and load-balancers). As Cloud continues to revolutionize applications in academia, industry, government, and many other fields, the transition to this efficient and flexible platform presents serious challenges at both theoretical and practical levels—ones that will often require new approaches and practices in all areas. Comprehensive and timely, Cloud Computing: Methodology, Systems, and Applications summarizes progress in state-of-the-art research and offers step-by-step instruction on how to implement it. Summarizes Cloud Developments, Identifies Research Challenges, and Outlines Future Directions Ideal for a broad audience that includes researchers, engineers, IT professionals, and graduate students, this book is designed in three sections: Fundamentals of Cloud Computing: Concept, Methodology, and Overview Cloud Computing Functionalities and Provisioning Case Studies, Applications, and Future Directions It addresses the obvious technical aspects of using Cloud but goes beyond, exploring the cultural/social and regulatory/legal challenges that are quickly coming to the forefront of discussion. Properly applied as part of an overall IT strategy, Cloud can help small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) and governments in optimizing expenditure on application-hosting infrastructure. This material outlines a strategy for using Cloud to exploit opportunities in areas including, but not limited to, government, research, business, high-performance computing, web hosting, social networking, and multimedia. With contributions from a host of internationally recognized researchers, this reference delves into everything from necessary changes in users’ initial mindset to actual physical requirements for the successful integration of Cloud into existing in-house infrastructure. Using case studies throughout to reinforce concepts, this book also addresses recent advances and future directions in methodologies, taxonomies, IaaS/SaaS, data management and processing, programming models, and applications.

Mastering Cloud Computing

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Cloud Technologies

Author : Roger McHaney
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Contains a variety of cloud computing technologies and explores how the cloud can enhance business operations Cloud Technologies offers an accessible guide to cloud-based systems and clearly explains how these technologies have changed the way organizations approach and implement their computing infrastructure. The author—a noted expert on the topic—includes an overview of cloud computing and addresses business-related considerations such as service level agreements, elasticity, security, audits, and practical implementation issues. In addition, the book covers important topics such as automation, infrastructure as code, DevOps, orchestration, and edge computing. Cloud computing fundamentally changes the way organizations think about and implement IT infrastructure. Any manager without a firm grasp of basic cloud concepts is at a huge disadvantage in the modern world. Written for all levels of managers working in IT and other areas, the book explores cost savings and enhanced capabilities, as well as identifies different models for implementing cloud technologies and tackling cloud business concerns. This important book: Demonstrates a variety of cloud computing technologies and ways the cloud can enhance business operations Addresses data security concerns in cloud computing relevant to corporate data owners Shows ways the cloud can save money for a business Offers a companion website hosting PowerPoint slides Written for managers in the fields of business, IT and cloud computing, Cloud Technologies describes cloud computing concepts and related strategies and operations in accessible language.