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The complete reference guide to the hot technology of cloud computing
Its potential for lowering IT costs makes cloud computing a major force for both IT vendors and users; it is expected to gain momentum rapidly with the launch of Office Web Apps later this year. Because cloud computing involves various technologies, protocols, platforms, and infrastructure elements, this comprehensive reference is just what you need if you'll be using or implementing cloud computing.
- Cloud computing offers significant cost savings by eliminating upfront expenses for hardware and software; its growing popularity is expected to skyrocket when Microsoft introduces Office Web Apps
- This comprehensive guide helps define what cloud computing is and thoroughly explores the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make it so desirable
- Covers mobile cloud computing, a significant area due to ever-increasing cell phone and smartphone use
- Focuses on the platforms and technologies essential to cloud computing
Anyone involved with planning, implementing, using, or maintaining a cloud computing project will rely on the information in Cloud Computing Bible.
About the Author
Barrie Sosinsky is a veteran computer book writer specializing in network systems, databases, design, development, and testing. Among his 35 technical books have been Wiley's Networking Bible and many others on operating systems, Web topics, storage, and application software. He has written nearly 500 articles for computer magazines and Web sites.
Table of Contents
Part I: Examining the Value Proposition 1
Chapter 1: Defining Cloud Computing 3
Chapter 2: Assessing the Value Proposition 23
Chapter 3: Understanding Cloud Architecture 45
Chapter 4: Understanding Services and Applications by Type 65
Part II: Using Platforms 91
Chapter 5: Understanding Abstraction and Virtualization 93
Chapter 6: Capacity Planning 113
Chapter 7: Exploring Platform as a Service 133
Chapter 8: Using Google Web Services 151
Chapter 9: Using Amazon Web Services 179
Chapter 10: Using Microsoft Cloud Services 205
Part III: Exploring Cloud Infrastructures 229
Chapter 11: Managing the Cloud 231
Chapter 12: Understanding Cloud Security 249
Part IV: Understanding Services and Applications 269
Chapter 13: Understanding Service Oriented Architecture 271
Chapter 14: Moving Applications to the Cloud 297
Chapter 15: Working with Cloud-Based Storage 311
Chapter 16: Working with Productivity Software 339
Chapter 17: Using Webmail Services 361
Chapter 18: Communicating with the Cloud 383
Chapter 19: Using Media and Streaming 403
Part V: Using the Mobile Cloud 423
Chapter 20: Working with Mobile Devices 425
Chapter 21: Working with Mobile Web Services 445
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