Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling

A Complete Guide To Planning, Designing and Building a Cloud Data Center

Author: Caesar Wu,Rajkumar Buyya

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128016884

Category: Computers

Page: 848

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Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling establishes a framework for strategic decision-makers to facilitate the development of cloud data centers. Just as building a house requires a clear understanding of the blueprints, architecture, and costs of the project; building a cloud-based data center requires similar knowledge. The authors take a theoretical and practical approach, starting with the key questions to help uncover needs and clarify project scope. They then demonstrate probability tools to test and support decisions, and provide processes that resolve key issues. After laying a foundation of cloud concepts and definitions, the book addresses data center creation, infrastructure development, cost modeling, and simulations in decision-making, each part building on the previous. In this way the authors bridge technology, management, and infrastructure as a service, in one complete guide to data centers that facilitates educated decision making. Explains how to balance cloud computing functionality with data center efficiency Covers key requirements for power management, cooling, server planning, virtualization, and storage management Describes advanced methods for modeling cloud computing cost including Real Option Theory and Monte Carlo Simulations Blends theoretical and practical discussions with insights for developers, consultants, and analysts considering data center development
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Taxation in a Global Digital Economy

Schriftenreihe IStR Band 107

Author: Ina Kerschner,Maryte Somare

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709409055

Category: Law

Page: 488

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Time to discuss anti-BEPS measures around digitalization In the course of the BEPS Report on Action 1, it was concluded that there was no instantaneous need for specific rules to address base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) made possible by the digitalization of enterprises and new digital businesses. At the same time, it was acknowledged that general measures may not suffice with the assessment of results to begin in 2020. While awaiting possible fundamental reforms of the tax framework, it is time to discuss anti-BEPS measures bearing in mind the peculiar features of the digital economy such as increased mobility, no need for physical presence, and dematerialization. The Book focuses on five key areas of interest:International Tax PolicyTax Treaty LawTransfer PricingIndirect Taxation IssuesEU Law “Taxation in a Global Digital Economy” analyses the issues and addresses the five key areas of interest from various viewpoints.
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Advances on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC-2017)

Author: Fatos Xhafa,Santi Caballé,Leonard Barolli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319698354

Category: Computers

Page: 855

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This book presents the latest, innovative research findings on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud, and Internet Computing. It gathers the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing, held on November 8–10, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. These computing technologies have rapidly established themselves as breakthrough paradigms for solving complex problems by enabling the aggregation and sharing of an increasing variety of distributed computational resources at large scale. Grid Computing originated as a paradigm for high-performance computing, offering an alternative to expensive supercomputers through different forms of large-scale distributed computing, while P2P Computing emerged as a new paradigm after client-server and web-based computing and has shown to be useful in the development of social networking, B2B (Business to Business), B2C (Business to Consumer), B2G (Business to Government), B2E (Business to Employee), and so on. Cloud Computing has been defined as a “computing paradigm where the boundaries of computing are determined by economic rationale rather than technical limits”. Cloud computing has quickly been adopted in a broad range of application domains and provides utility computing at large scale. Lastly, Internet Computing is the basis of any large-scale distributed computing paradigm; it has very rapidly developed into a flourishing field with an enormous impact on today’s information societies, serving as a universal platform comprising a large variety of computing forms such as Grid, P2P, Cloud and Mobile computing. The aim of the book “Advances on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing” is to provide the latest findings, methods and development techniques from both theoretical and practical perspectives, and to reveal synergies between these large-scale computing paradigms.
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Euro-Par 2018: Parallel Processing

24th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Turin, Italy, August 27 - 31, 2018, Proceedings

Author: Marco Aldinucci,Luca Padovani,Massimo Torquati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319969838

Category: Computers

Page: 829

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Euro-Par 2018, held in Turin, Italy, in August 2018. The 57 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 194 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: support tools and environments; performance and power modeling, prediction and evaluation; scheduling and load balancing; high performance architecutres and compilers; parallel and distributed data management and analytics; cluster and cloud computing; distributed systems and algorithms; parallel and distributed programming, interfaces, and languages; multicore and manycore methods and tools; theory and algorithms for parallel computation and networking; parallel numerical methods and applications; and accelerator computing for advanced applications.
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Enterprise Cloud Computing for Non-Engineers

Author: Frank M. Groom,Stephan S. Jones

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351049208

Category: Computers

Page: 227

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This book provides a technical description of cloud computing technologies, covering cloud infrastructure and platform services. It then addresses the basics of operating a Cloud computing data center, the services offered from Cloud providers, the carrier role in connecting users to data centers, and the process of interconnecting Cloud data centers to form a flexible processing unit. It also describes how cloud computing has made an impact in various industries and provides emerging technologies that are critical within each industry. Lastly, this book will address security requirements and provide the best practices in securing data.
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Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing

Author: Eric A. Marks,Bob Lozano

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470630501

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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Your organization can save and thrive in the cloud with this first non-technical guide to cloud computing for business leaders In less than a decade Google, Amazon, and Salesforce.com went from unknown ideas to powerhouse fixtures in the economic landscape; in even less time offerings such as Linkedin, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and many others also carved out important roles; in less than five years Apple's iTunes became the largest music retailer in North America. They all share one key strategic decision – each of these organizations chose to harness the power of cloud computing to power their drives to dominance. With roots in supercomputing and many other technical disciplines, cloud computing is ushering in an entirely new economic reality – technology-enabled enterprises built on low cost, flexible, and limitless technical infrastructures. The Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing reveals how you can apply the power of cloud computing throughout your enterprise, giving members of the C-suite a detailed look at: Why cloud computing must be a top priority on your company's IT roadmaps How the drive for scale, lower costs and greater agility is making cloud computing a fiscal and technological imperative The relationship between cloud computing and other relevant IT initiatives The strategic implications of cloud computing for the enterprise Where to begin and how to get started integrating cloud computing into your existing operations Now you can harness cloud computing's potential for your organization. Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing shows you how.
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Next Generation Data Centers in Financial Services

Driving Extreme Efficiency and Effective Cost Savings

Author: Tony Bishop

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080959369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Financial markets are witnessing an unprecedented explosion in the availability of data, and the firms that survive will be able to leverage this information to increase their profit and expand their opportunities in a global world. Financial firms have two options: to build their own data centers or to outsource them to hosting services such as Google and Amazon ‘cloud’ services. While outsourcing data centers is a trend for small firms, it is not applicable to bigger firms who want more control over their huge amounts of data. Large firms thus build their own data centers. In such an environment, the CIO’s ability is crucial to lead an effective data strategy to capture, process and connect data to all the relevant lines of business. At the core of this strategy lies the data center – the repository of all information. In recognition of the importance of information, firms are rushing to invest in data centers, but they are finding that just throwing technology at the problem is not good enough. Despite the investments, data centers prove frustrating in terms of inefficiencies and rising costs, directly cutting into the profitability of lines of business that they serve. While there are books that discuss the mechanics, hardware and technicalities of data centers, no book has yet made the connection between enterprise strategy and data center investment, design and management. This book is a solution driven book for management demonstrating how to leverage technology to manage the seemingly infinite amount of data available today. Each chapter offers cutting-edge management and technology solutions to effectively manage data through data centers. • Feature: Presents cutting-edge technology solutions not available in one place until now • Benefit: Saves time going to numerous websites, calling vendors, going to conferences • Feature: Includes step-by-step instructions on how to implement a data center strategy based on the author’s recent success with Wachovia’s data center • Benefit: Readers can follow these steps with confidence that they will work and not have to re-invent the wheel • Feature: Demonstrates how business and IT can be aligned in financial services • Benefit: Demonstrating this alignment is crucial for any proposal for IT related resources today
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Financial Services and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015

Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 5016, an Act Making Appropriations for Financial Services and General Government for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2015, and for Other Purposes

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 453

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Microsoft Azure

Planning, Deploying, and Managing Your Data Center in the Cloud

Author: Marshall Copeland,Julian Soh,Anthony Puca,Mike Manning,David Gollob

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484210433

Category: Computers

Page: 426

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Written for IT and business professionals, this book provides the technical and business insight needed to plan, deploy and manage the services provided by the Microsoft Azure cloud. Find out how to integrate the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) models with your existing business infrastructure while maximizing availability, ensuring continuity and safety of your data, and keeping costs to a minimum. The book starts with an introduction to Microsoft Azure and how it differs from Office 365—Microsoft’s ‘other’ cloud. You'll also get a useful overview of the services available. Part II then takes you through setting up your Azure account, and gets you up-and-running on some of the core Azure services, including creating web sites and virtual machines, and choosing between fully cloud-based and hybrid storage solutions, depending on your needs. Part III now takes an in-depth look at how to integrate Azure with your existing infrastructure. The authors, Anthony Puca, Mike Manning, Brent Rush, Marshall Copeland and Julian Soh, bring their depth of experience in cloud technology and customer support to guide you through the whole process, through each layer of your infrastructure from networking to operations. High availability and disaster recovery are the topics on everyone’s minds when considering a move to the cloud, and this book provides key insights and step-by-step guidance to help you set up and manage your resources correctly to optimize for these scenarios. You’ll also get expert advice on migrating your existing VMs to Azure using InMage, mail-in and the best 3rd party tools available, helping you ensure continuity of service with minimum disruption to the business. In the book’s final chapters, you’ll find cutting edge examples of cloud technology in action, from machine learning to business intelligence, for a taste of some exciting ways your business could benefit from your new Microsoft Azure deployment.
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The Art of Scalability

Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise

Author: Martin L. Abbott,Michael T. Fisher

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134031385

Category: Computers

Page: 624

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The Comprehensive, Proven Approach to IT Scalability–Updated with New Strategies, Technologies, and Case Studies In The Art of Scalability, Second Edition, leading scalability consultants Martin L. Abbott and Michael T. Fisher cover everything you need to know to smoothly scale products and services for any requirement. This extensively revised edition reflects new technologies, strategies, and lessons, as well as new case studies from the authors’ pioneering consulting practice, AKF Partners. Writing for technical and nontechnical decision-makers, Abbott and Fisher cover everything that impacts scalability, including architecture, process, people, organization, and technology. Their insights and recommendations reflect more than thirty years of experience at companies ranging from eBay to Visa, and Salesforce.com to Apple. You’ll find updated strategies for structuring organizations to maximize agility and scalability, as well as new insights into the cloud (IaaS/PaaS) transition, NoSQL, DevOps, business metrics, and more. Using this guide’s tools and advice, you can systematically clear away obstacles to scalability–and achieve unprecedented IT and business performance. Coverage includes • Why scalability problems start with organizations and people, not technology, and what to do about it • Actionable lessons from real successes and failures • Staffing, structuring, and leading the agile, scalable organization • Scaling processes for hyper-growth environments • Architecting scalability: proprietary models for clarifying needs and making choices–including 15 key success principles • Emerging technologies and challenges: data cost, datacenter planning, cloud evolution, and customer-aligned monitoring • Measuring availability, capacity, load, and performance
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