Cloud Computing: Implementation, Management, and Security / Edition 1

Cloud Computing: Implementation, Management, and Security / Edition 1

by John W. Rittinghouse, James F. Ransome
     
 

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.

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439806807
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
355,377
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Evolution of Cloud Computing
On-Demand Computing
Cluster Computing
Grid Computing
Server Virtualization
Components
Application
Hardware
Infrastructure
Platform
Services
Storage
Standards
Browsers (Ajax)
Communications (HTTP, XMPP)
Data (XML, JSON)
Offline (HTML 5)
Management (OVF)
Security (OAuth, OpenID, TLS)
Solution Stacks (LAMP)
Syndication (Atom)
Web Services (REST)
Systems
Planning for Capacity
Planning for Availability
Planning for Security
Architecting Marketable Solutions for Enterprise
Consumer Specific Issues to Plan for
Legal Issues
Cloud Vendors to Watch
Akamai
Amazon
Areti Internet
Enki
Fortress ITX
Joyent
Layered Technologies
Rackspace
Salesforce.com
Terremark
Xcalibre
Future Directions of Cloud Computing
Who Is Leading the Pack?
What Is at the Forefront of Cloud Computing?
What Challenges Must Be Overcome with Adoption of Cloud Computing?
How Will Cloud Computing Blend with New Wireless Technologies?
Day-to-Day Management Issues Running a Cloud Environment
Three Key Elements: Ping, Power, and Pipe
Structure of an Always-on Environment with Virtualization
References
External Links

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