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

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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… This book is a compact and readable primer on the vocabulary and concepts behind the cloud computing phenomenon. … For those readers unfamiliar with basic virtualization software, the authors provide a brief tutorial using the popular (and free) VirtualBox product. … the book can serve as a brief but adequate introduction to cloud computing for those new to the topic …
Computing Reviews, November 2009
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439806807
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/17/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 1,262,623
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John W. Rittinghouse is Chief Software Architect and Co-founder of Hypersecurity LLC in Houston, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology with emphasis in Natural Language Processing.

James F. Ransome is a Senior Director and the Chief Security Officer for the Cisco Collaborative Software Group (WebEx). He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems specializing in Information Security.

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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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