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Guide to Cloud Computing

Principles and Practice

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Springer

Pages: 278
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20 November 2012

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28 November 2012

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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...

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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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Includes review questions, hands-on exercises, study activities and discussion topics throughout the text

Describes the key technologies involved in cloud computing, and demonstrates the approaches used to build cloud computing infrastructures

Explores the use of cloud computing in business environments

Part I: Cloud Computing Fundamentals
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Business Adoption Models and Legal Aspects of the Cloud
Social, Economic and Political Aspects of the Cloud
Part II: Technological Context
Cloud Technology
Cloud Services
Data in the Cloud
Cloud and Web Intelligence
Part III: Business Context
Investment Appraisal
Enterprise Cloud Computing
Security and Governance
Cloud Roadmap
Challenges and the Future.

From the reviews:“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)
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