Guide to Cloud Computing: Principles and Practice

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, 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

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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.

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“Hill (Univ. of Derby, UK) and fellow UK academics provide a comprehensive overview of cloud computing. After reading their book, audiences will be well informed about topics … and the kinds of applications that are well suited for cloud computing. … As this is a book about the technology, it is best suited for business managers and others considering cloud computing for its strategic aspects. … Summing Up: Recommended. Business and computer science collections serving upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers.” (F. H. Wild III, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), July, 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447146025
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Computer Communications and Networks Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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