Providing an overview of Cloud Computing in an enterprise environment, this resource describes the benefits and challenges of Cloud Computing and then leads the reader through the process of assessing the suitability of a cloud-based ...
Author: John Rhoton
Publisher: Recursive Limited
Category: Business & Economics
Providing an overview of Cloud Computing in an enterprise environment, this resource describes the benefits and challenges of Cloud Computing and then leads the reader through the process of assessing the suitability of a cloud-based approach for a given situation.
This text, by best-selling author and expert Douglas Comer, answers the questions. Divided into five major parts, this class-tested book covers the topic completely. Part 1 explains the motivation, advantages, and growth of cloud.
Author: Douglas Comer
Category: Cloud computing
Why should every serious computer user learn about cloud computing and what should they learn? This text, by best-selling author and expert Douglas Comer, answers the questions. Divided into five major parts, this class-tested book covers the topic completely. Part 1 explains the motivation, advantages, and growth of cloud. It describes the notion of elastic computing, the reasons for public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud systems, as well as the rise of hyperscalers. Part 2 describes cloud infrastructure and virtualization, including data center facilities, virtual machines, containers and Docker technology, and the virtual network and storage systems cloud providers offer. Part 3 focuses on automation and orchestration, two topics at the core of cloud computing. It considers automated resource allocation and advanced automation technologies, discussing the advantage and disadvantages of automated cloud systems. It also considers the topic of orchestration, using Kubernetes as an example. Part 4 looks at programming paradigms and scalability. Specifically, it examines approaches, algorithms, and technologies used to create cloud-native software, including MapReduce, microservices, serverless computing, and controller-based designs. It also covers DevOps, and explains why the software engineering technology works well when building and deploying software in the cloud. Part 5 covers additional topics related to cloud. It discusses an extension of cloud known as Edge Computing. It describes the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and its relationship to both edge and cloud computing. It examines how cloud introduces new security and privacy complications. It concludes by examining how the complexity of cloud software can be controlled, and how models can help a software designer understand properties of a cloud software system.
Summarizes Cloud Developments, Identifies Research Challenges, and Outlines Future Directions Ideal for a broad audience that includes researchers, engineers, IT professionals, and graduate students, this book is designed in three sections: ...
Author: Lizhe Wang
Publisher: CRC Press
Cloud computing has created a shift from the use of physical hardware and locally managed software-enabled platforms to that of virtualized cloud-hosted services. Cloud assembles large networks of virtual services, including hardware (CPU, storage, and network) and software resources (databases, message queuing systems, monitoring systems, and load-balancers). As Cloud continues to revolutionize applications in academia, industry, government, and many other fields, the transition to this efficient and flexible platform presents serious challenges at both theoretical and practical levels—ones that will often require new approaches and practices in all areas. Comprehensive and timely, Cloud Computing: Methodology, Systems, and Applications summarizes progress in state-of-the-art research and offers step-by-step instruction on how to implement it. Summarizes Cloud Developments, Identifies Research Challenges, and Outlines Future Directions Ideal for a broad audience that includes researchers, engineers, IT professionals, and graduate students, this book is designed in three sections: Fundamentals of Cloud Computing: Concept, Methodology, and Overview Cloud Computing Functionalities and Provisioning Case Studies, Applications, and Future Directions It addresses the obvious technical aspects of using Cloud but goes beyond, exploring the cultural/social and regulatory/legal challenges that are quickly coming to the forefront of discussion. Properly applied as part of an overall IT strategy, Cloud can help small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) and governments in optimizing expenditure on application-hosting infrastructure. This material outlines a strategy for using Cloud to exploit opportunities in areas including, but not limited to, government, research, business, high-performance computing, web hosting, social networking, and multimedia. With contributions from a host of internationally recognized researchers, this reference delves into everything from necessary changes in users’ initial mindset to actual physical requirements for the successful integration of Cloud into existing in-house infrastructure. Using case studies throughout to reinforce concepts, this book also addresses recent advances and future directions in methodologies, taxonomies, IaaS/SaaS, data management and processing, programming models, and applications.
Companies do not need to invest high amount of money purchasing, maintaining
and operating an IT infrastructure as the complete infrastructure is operated and
maintained by the cloud computing supplier. Additionally, companies can ...
Author: Carlos Loaiza
Cloud computing is gaining in importance in the industry, and especially within small- and medium-sized companies due to the many benefits that may be generated in terms of cost savings, faster time to market, scalability, cost flexibility, and the optimization of resources. Today, cloud computing is considered as the next IT revolution, and the number of articles, books, papers, and technical reports flood literature. Within the scope of this book, relevant cloud computing applications for small- and medium- sized companies are identified, and the key success factors for the adoption of cloud computing services are analyzed based on the empirical investigation performed as part of this work. Finally, the benefits and constraints of the different cloud computing service models are presented including also the state-of-the-art research in the cloud computing area, and a summary of the most important results.
As noted at the beginning of the Cloud Computing Characteristics section, this
part of the NIST Cloud Computing definition is the most revolutionary part of the
definition – despite the definition being couched in innocuous language with no ...
Author: Jared Carstensen
Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
Category: Cloud computing
This book will enable you to: understand the different types of Cloud and know which is the right one for your business have realistic expectations of what a Cloud service can give you, and enable you to manage it in the way that suits your business minimise potential disruption by successfully managing the risks and threats make appropriate changes to your business in order to seize opportunities offered by Cloud set up an effective governance system and benefit from the consequential cost savings and reductions in expenditure understand the legal implications of international data protection and privacy laws, and protect your business against falling foul of such laws know how Cloud can benefit your business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
For example, the popular public cloud providers are Amazon Web Service,
Google App Engine, and Microsoft Azure, and etc (“Types of Cloud Computing Explained | GlobalDots,” n.d.), (Briscoe & Marinos, 2009), (“The Four Types of
Author: Gochhait, Saikat
Publisher: IGI Global
Many professional fields have been affected by the rapid growth of technology and information. Included in this are the business and management markets as the implementation of e-commerce and cloud computing have caused enterprises to make considerable changes to their practices. With the swift advancement of this technology, professionals need proper research that provides solutions to the various issues that come with data integration and shifting to a technology-driven environment. Cloud Computing Applications and Techniques for E-Commerce is an essential reference source that discusses the implementation of data and cloud technology within the fields of business and information management. Featuring research on topics such as content delivery networks, virtualization, and software resources, this book is ideally designed for managers, educators, administrators, researchers, computer scientists, business practitioners, economists, information analysists, sociologists, and students seeking coverage on the recent advancements of e-commerce using cloud computing techniques.
Author: Chen, Jianwen “Wendy”Publish On: 2016-10-06
ClustalW-MPI: ClustalW analysis using distributed and parallel computing.
Academic Press. Marinos, A., & Briscoe, G. (2009). Community cloud computing. Cloud Computing, 472-484. Mell, P., & Grance, T. (2011). The NIST Definition of
Author: Chen, Jianwen “Wendy”
Publisher: IGI Global
Cloud computing has become integrated into all sectors, from business to quotidian life. Since it has revolutionized modern computing, there is a need for updated research related to the architecture and frameworks necessary to maintain its efficiency. The Handbook of Research on End-to-End Cloud Computing Architecture Design provides architectural design and implementation studies on cloud computing from an end-to-end approach, including the latest industrial works and extensive research studies of cloud computing. This handbook enumerates deep dive and systemic studies of cloud computing from architecture to implementation. This book is a comprehensive publication ideal for programmers, IT professionals, students, researchers, and engineers.
SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS • Server virtualization is the process of abstracting IT
hardware into virtual servers using ... 5.4 Web Technology Due to cloud computing's fundamental reliance on internetworking, Web browser universality,
Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Clouds are distributed technology platforms that leverage sophisticated technology innovations to provide highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely utilized by organizations in a multitude of powerful ways. To successfully build upon, integrate with, or even create a cloud environment requires an understanding of its common inner mechanics, architectural layers, and models, as well as an understanding of the business and economic factors that result from the adoption and real-world use of cloud-based services. In Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, Thomas Erl, one of the world’s top-selling IT authors, teams up with cloud computing experts and researchers to break down proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. In doing so, the book establishes concrete, academic coverage with a focus on structure, clarity, and well-defined building blocks for mainstream cloud computing platforms and solutions. Subsequent to technology-centric coverage, the book proceeds to establish business-centric models and metrics that allow for the financial assessment of cloud-based IT resources and their comparison to those hosted on traditional IT enterprise premises. Also provided are templates and formulas for calculating SLA-related quality-of-service values and numerous explorations of the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS delivery models. With more than 260 figures, 29 architectural models, and 20 mechanisms, this indispensable guide provides a comprehensive education of cloud computing essentials that will never leave your side.
Written in a tutorial style, this comprehensive guide follows a structured approach explaining cloud techniques, models and platforms. Popular cloud services such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure are explained in the text.
Author: Sandeep Bhowmik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Written in a tutorial style, this comprehensive guide follows a structured approach explaining cloud techniques, models and platforms. Popular cloud services such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure are explained in the text. The security risks and challenges of cloud computing are discussed in detail with useful examples. Emerging trends including mobile cloud computing and internet of things are discussed in the book for the benefit of the readers. Numerous review questions, multiple choice exercises and case studies facilitate enhanced understanding. This textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students of computer science engineering, and information technology.
"This book continues the very high standard we have come to expect from ServiceTech Press. The book provides well-explained vendor-agnostic patterns to the challenges of providing or using cloud solutions from PaaS to SaaS.
Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall
"This book continues the very high standard we have come to expect from ServiceTech Press. The book provides well-explained vendor-agnostic patterns to the challenges of providing or using cloud solutions from PaaS to SaaS. The book is not only a great patterns reference, but also worth reading from cover to cover as the patterns are thought-provoking, drawing out points that you should consider and ask of a potential vendor if you're adopting a cloud solution." --Phil Wilkins, Enterprise Integration Architect, Specsavers "Thomas Erl's text provides a unique and comprehensive perspective on cloud design patterns that is clearly and concisely explained for the technical professional and layman alike. It is an informative, knowledgeable, and powerful insight that may guide cloud experts in achieving extraordinary results based on extraordinary expertise identified in this text. I will use this text as a resource in future cloud designs and architectural considerations." --Dr. Nancy M. Landreville, CEO/CISO, NML Computer Consulting The Definitive Guide to Cloud Architecture and Design Best-selling service technology author Thomas Erl has brought together the de facto catalog of design patterns for modern cloud-based architecture and solution design. More than two years in development, this book's 100+ patterns illustrate proven solutions to common cloud challenges and requirements. Its patterns are supported by rich, visual documentation, including 300+ diagrams. The authors address topics covering scalability, elasticity, reliability, resiliency, recovery, data management, storage, virtualization, monitoring, provisioning, administration, and much more. Readers will further find detailed coverage of cloud security, from networking and storage safeguards to identity systems, trust assurance, and auditing. This book's unprecedented technical depth makes it a must-have resource for every cloud technology architect, solution designer, developer, administrator, and manager. Topic Areas Enabling ubiquitous, on-demand, scalable network access to shared pools of configurable IT resources Optimizing multitenant environments to efficiently serve multiple unpredictable consumers Using elasticity best practices to scale IT resources transparently and automatically Ensuring runtime reliability, operational resiliency, and automated recovery from any failure Establishing resilient cloud architectures that act as pillars for enterprise cloud solutions Rapidly provisioning cloud storage devices, resources, and data with minimal management effort Enabling customers to configure and operate custom virtual networks in SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS environments Efficiently provisioning resources, monitoring runtimes, and handling day-to-day administration Implementing best-practice security controls for cloud service architectures and cloud storage Securing on-premise Internet access, external cloud connections, and scaled VMs Protecting cloud services against denial-of-service attacks and traffic hijacking Establishing cloud authentication gateways, federated cloud authentication, and cloud key management Providing trust attestation services to customers Monitoring and independently auditing cloud security Solving complex cloud design problems with compound super-patterns
Chapter 1, “Understanding Cloud Computing,” explained the traits of a cloud, a
private cloud, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). This chapter introduces the
Microsoft vision of a private cloud and describes each component of the greater ...
Author: Aidan Finn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Provides information on creating a secure, internal cloud using Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.
This comprehensive work is an essential reference for all practitioners involved with software-defined data center technologies, hybrid clouds, cloud service management, cloud-based analytics, and cloud-based software engineering.
Author: Pethuru Raj
This practical text/reference provides an exhaustive guide to setting up and sustaining software-defined data centers (SDDCs). Each of the core elements and underlying technologies are explained in detail, often supported by real-world examples. The text illustrates how cloud integration, brokerage, and orchestration can ensure optimal performance and usage of data resources, and what steps are required to secure each component in a SDDC. The coverage also includes material on hybrid cloud concepts, cloud-based data analytics, cloud configuration, enterprise DevOps and code deployment tools, and cloud software engineering. Topics and features: highlights how technologies relating to cloud computing, IoT, blockchain, and AI are revolutionizing business transactions, operations, and analytics; introduces the concept of Cloud 2.0, in which software-defined computing, storage, and networking are applied to produce next-generation cloud centers; examines software-defined storage for storage virtualization, covering issues of cloud storage, storage tiering, and deduplication; discusses software-defined networking for network virtualization, focusing on techniques for network optimization in data centers; reviews the qualities and benefits of hybrid clouds, that bridge private and public cloud environments; investigates the security management of a software-defined data center, and proposes a framework for managing hybrid IT infrastructure components; describes the management of multi-cloud environments through automated tools, and cloud brokers that aim to simplify cloud access, use and composition; covers cloud orchestration for automating application integration, testing, infrastructure provisioning, software deployment, configuration, and delivery. This comprehensive work is an essential reference for all practitioners involved with software-defined data center technologies, hybrid clouds, cloud service management, cloud-based analytics, and cloud-based software engineering.
This paper is going to explore the possibilities of cloud computing, which effects
different cloud architectures have and in which scenarios they are relevant. First,
the basics of cloud computing are explained, how it basically works, and what ...
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Computer Science - Miscellaneous, grade: 1.3, University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, language: English, abstract: This paper is going to explore the possibilities of cloud computing, which effects different cloud architectures have and in which scenarios they are relevant. First, the basics of cloud computing are explained, how it basically works, and what the standard cloud models are. Afterwards different scenarios for cloud computing and their technological architectures are shown. To display how different cloud architectures can be build, the solutions of OpenStack and OpenNebula for creating a cloud infrastructure are introduced and compared to each other. To frame the paper, the topic will be shortly summarized in the end. The cloud and cloud computing are topics everyone is currently talking about. It is often used as a buzzword in marketing to improve the sales just because it sounds modern. Nevertheless, the cloud is a very important topic in the IT environment nowadays. There are probably still a lot of companies that do not use cloud tools at all or just a small portion of the benefits, simply because they do not know what is possible and what is not possible.
Do you want to understand cloud computing concepts and technologies? If You Answered "Yes" To Any of The Above, Look No Further. This is the book for you! Hello! Welcome to "CLOUD COMPUTING".
Author: Jason Hoffman
Publisher: Independently Published
Do you want to explore the fundamentals of cloud computing? Do you want to understand cloud computing concepts and technologies? If You Answered "Yes" To Any of The Above, Look No Further. This is the book for you! Hello! Welcome to "CLOUD COMPUTING". Cloud Computing is becoming the mainstream in the IT world as a growing amount of companies around the globe are in the process of a digital transformation while using the power of cloud-based services. Cloud Computing has really changed the way companies looking into their digital Infrastructure now a days. Cloud computing with its unique paradigms brings in new opportunities and challenges for developers and administrators worldwide. The book will start with basic introduction to cloud concepts like SAAS, PAAS and IAAS. You will also learn how Linux systems is changing the Infrastructure landscape worldwide. This book helps you to understand the much�needed concepts of the Cloud Computing. We have clearly explained how Traditional IT environment works and how Cloud Computing differs from it. You will understand the various models of Cloud Computing, the leading Cloud Computing platforms, comparisons between the platforms. You will also come to know about cloud service model and cloud deployment model in detail with cloud computing examples related to our day-to-day life business scenarios. Here's what makes this book special: Introduction to Cloud Computing The Main Types of Cloud Computing Network Cloud Services & Cloud Networking Services Cloud Computing Trends For 2021 Cloud Platforms and Infrastructure Advantages of the "Public Cloud": Productivity, Time-To-Market, Modernization How to Choose the Best Solution: Tips for A Conscious Selection Much, much more! This book is different from others because in this book: You will learn cloud distribution models You will learn about emerging cloud service categories You will learn about skills of a cloud specialist Learn Cloud Computing, Planning, Technologies, Architecture, Infrastructure, Cloud Models, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS & more! Interested? Then Scroll up, Click on "Buy now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!
This comprehensive text covers fundamental concepts of smart grid technologies, integrating the tools and techniques of cloud computing and data management for application in smart grids.
Author: Sudip Misra
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This comprehensive text covers fundamental concepts of smart grid technologies, integrating the tools and techniques of cloud computing and data management for application in smart grids. Different cloud and data management approaches are explained, highlighting energy management, information management, and security in the smart grid. The concepts of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and virtual energy storage are explained in separate chapters. The text covers recent trends in cloud computing and data analytics in the field of smart grid. A glossary of important technical terms is provided for the benefit of the readers.
This book gives an overview of Cloud Computing (CC) and presents a literature review explaining the development of CC. Selected frameworks are discussed, including those suitable for this research.
Author: Victor Chang
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
This book gives an overview of Cloud Computing (CC) and presents a literature review explaining the development of CC. Selected frameworks are discussed, including those suitable for this research. Technical and organisational challenges for CC are also identified. This book focuses on organisational challenges and recommendations to address organisational challenges. To help organisations achieve good Cloud design, deployment and services, there is a need for the proposal and development of a framework, the Cloud Computing Business Framework (CCBF), which explains how three research questions are connected together. The CCBF is a conceptual and an architectural framework to be validated through modelling, simulation, experiments and hybrid case studies. The architecture of the CCBF is presented to explain how different key areas can relate to each other and fit into the framework. Results of case studies, simulations, modelling and experiments are used to validate CCBF and are discussed in details which collaborators find results of CCBF useful for their Cloud adoption. Selected results have been published including four journals and one book chapter. Finally, future work plans are proposed and followed-up steps are explained.
This book develops an IT strategy for cloud computing that helps businesses evaluate their readiness for cloud services and calculate the ROI.
Author: Sanjay Mohapatra
Category: Business & Economics
This book develops an IT strategy for cloud computing that helps businesses evaluate their readiness for cloud services and calculate the ROI. The framework provided helps reduce risks involved in transitioning from traditional “on site” IT strategy to virtual “cloud computing.” Since the advent of cloud computing, many organizations have made substantial gains implementing this innovation. Cloud computing allows companies to focus more on their core competencies, as IT enablement is taken care of through cloud services. Cloud Computing and ROI includes case studies covering retail, automobile and food processing industries. Each of these case studies have successfully implemented the cloud computing framework and their strategies are explained. As cloud computing may not be ideal for all businesses, criteria are also offered to help determine if this strategy should be adopted.
A conceptual framework was developed based on the existing theoretical models and factors identified from the literature. A survey based on questionnaire method was followed to collect data from 121 manufacturing SMEs in India.
Abstract : Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the suitability of cloud computing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India. Design/methodology/approach: Literature review is used to identify benefits, challenges, and factors concerning usage and adoption of cloud computing by SMEs. A conceptual framework was developed based on the existing theoretical models and factors identified from the literature. A survey based on questionnaire method was followed to collect data from 121 manufacturing SMEs in India. The conceptual framework was refined by using factor analysis, and multiple regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses. Findings: Major benefits of cloud computing for SMEs include cost advantage, easy deployment process, easier access to latest information and communication technologies, automatic updates and upgrades, scalability, flexibility, and improved disaster recovery and back-up capabilities. The concern area includes perceived loss of control, vendor lock-in, security issues, reliability and availability issues, and internet connectivity and speed. The factors that are found significant include perceived benefits, top management support, competitive pressure, and perceived concerns. The model explained 73 percent of cloud computing adoption. Research limitations/implications: The study is expected to make significant contribution toward body of knowledge pertaining to information technology adoption in SMEs. Practical implications: The study is expected to provide SMEs an insight into real benefits and challenges associated with adopting cloud computing. The model can help SMEs in evaluating their readiness for adopting cloud computing and can ensure successful outcome of cloud computing adoption in SMEs. Providers are also going to be benefited through their enhanced understanding of SMEs' requirements. Originality/value: The proposed framework incorporates all the relevant factors including perceived benefits, perceived concerns, and other organizational and environmental factors to improve model's predictive power.
In Edge Computing: A Primer the vision and definition of Edge computing is introduced, as well as several key techniques that enable Edge computing.
Author: Jie Cao
The success of the Internet of Things and rich cloud services have helped create the need for edge computing, in which data processing occurs in part at the network edge, rather than completely in the cloud. In Edge Computing: A Primer the vision and definition of Edge computing is introduced, as well as several key techniques that enable Edge computing. Then, four applications that benefit from Edge computing are presented as case studies, ranging from smart homes and public safety to medical services, followed by a discussion of several open challenges and opportunities in Edge computing. Finally, several key tools for edge computing such as virtualization and resource management are explained.
The key slides we like to keep in our back pocket are explained in the following
sections. CASE STUDY If you can find a case study of a similar organization (and
, ideally a competitor) implementing a private cloud, then that's golden material.
Author: Simon Gallagher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Offers information on cloud theory and strategies and includes information on how to build and deliver a private cloud using VMware vCloud Director 5.1.