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Get your head into the clouds —learn what cloud computing is and how to use it

There's a lot more to cloud computing than you may realize. This book takes you through the options, what they can do for your company, how to choose the best approach for your business, and how to build a strategy. You'll learn about managing and securing cloud services and get down-to-earth advice about planning your move to the ...

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Cloud Computing For Dummies

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Overview

Get your head into the clouds —learn what cloud computing is and how to use it

There's a lot more to cloud computing than you may realize. This book takes you through the options, what they can do for your company, how to choose the best approach for your business, and how to build a strategy. You'll learn about managing and securing cloud services and get down-to-earth advice about planning your move to the cloud.

  • Get hold of the cloud — discover how the cloud differs from traditional hardware/software-based resources

  • Techie nitty gritty — explore the technical foundation and evolution of the cloud

  • Show me the money — analyze how much a cloud data center can save your company in power, labor, property, and other expenses

  • The cloud tour — examine the elements of the cloud and service options for infrastructure, platform, and software

  • Who's in charge here? — learn about cloud management and how governance is defined inside the cloud

  • Risk and reward — recognize the assorted risks and how to determine acceptable risk levels

  • Cloud security — understand how to plan for a secure and compliant cloud environment

  • Plan for the plunge — create a detailed plan for implementation

Open the book and find:

  • The characteristics of the cloud

  • Important security issues and how to handle them

  • Cloud standards and best practices

  • Efficiencies of the cloud

  • Questions to ask a potential cloud vendor

  • Groups that clarify, promote, and maintain standards

  • How the cloud relates to SOA

  • How cloud users benefit from elasticity and scalability

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470597422
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 361,741
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Judith Hurwitz (President & CEO), Robin Bloor (Partner & Senior Consultant), Marcia Kaufman (Partner & COO), and Fern Halper (Partner & Senior Data Management Strategist) are executives at Hurwitz & Associates, strategy consultants specializing in cloud computing, information and service management, and SOA. The team works with industry leaders on strategy and planning. They are the authors of Service Management For Dummies and Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing Cloud Computing.

Chapter 1: Grasping the Fundamentals.

Chapter 2: Discovering the Value of the Cloud for Business.

Chapter 3: Getting Inside the Cloud.

Chapter 4: Developing Your Cloud Strategy.

Part II: Understanding the Nature of the Cloud.

Chapter 5: Seeing the Advantages of the Highly Scaled Data Center.

Chapter 6: Exploring the Technical Foundation for Scaling Computer Systems.

Chapter 7: Checking the Cloud’s Workload Strategy.

Chapter 8: Managing Data.

Chapter 9: Discovering Private and Hybrid Clouds.

Part III: Examining the Cloud Elements.

Chapter 10: Seeing Infrastructure as a Service.

Chapter 11: Exploring Platform as a Service.

Chapter 12: Using Software as a Service.

Chapter 13: Understanding Massively Scaled Applications

and Business Processes.

Chapter 14: Setting Some Standards.

Part IV: Managing the Cloud.

Chapter 15: Managing and Securing Cloud Services.

Chapter 16: Governing the Cloud.

Chapter 17: Virtualization and the Cloud.

Chapter 18: Managing Desktops and Devices in the Cloud.

Chapter 19: Service Oriented Architecture and the Cloud.

Chapter 20: Managing the Cloud Environment.

Part V: Planning for the Cloud.

Chapter 21: Banking on Cloud Economics.

Chapter 22: Starting Your Journey to the Cloud.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten (Plus One) Swell Cloud Computing Resources.

Chapter 24: Ten Cloud Dos and Don’ts.

Glossary.

Index.

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