The Enterprise Cloud

Best Practices for Transforming Legacy IT

Author: James Bond

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491907843

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you're planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization's traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience. Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You'll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing. Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud
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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522522565

Category: Computers

Page: 8104

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In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.
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DevOps for the Modern Enterprise

Winning Practices to Transform Legacy IT Organizations

Author: Mirco Hering

Publisher: IT Revolution

ISBN: 1942788207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Many organizations are facing the uphill battle of modernizing their legacy IT infrastructure. Most have evolved over the years by taking lessons from traditional or legacy manufacturing: creating a production process that puts the emphasis on the process instead of the people performing the tasks, allowing the organization to treat people like resources to try to achieve high-quality outcomes. But those practices and ideas are failing modern IT, where collaboration and creativeness are required to achieve high-performing, high-quality success. Mirco Hering, a thought leader in managing IT within legacy organizations, lays out a roadmap to success for IT managers, showing them how to create the right ecosystem, how to empower people to bring their best to work every day, and how to put the right technology in the driver's seat to propel their organization to success. But just having the right methods and tools will not magically transform an organization; the cultural change that is the hardest is also the most impactful. Using principles from Agile, Lean, and DevOps as well as first-hand examples from the enterprise world, Hering addresses the different challenges that legacy organizations face as they transform into modern IT departments.
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Transforming Enterprise Cloud Services

Author: William Y Chang,Hosame Abu-Amara,Jessica Feng Sanford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048198467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

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The broad scope of Cloud Computing is creating a technology, business, sociolo- cal, and economic renaissance. It delivers the promise of making services available quickly with rather little effort. Cloud Computing allows almost anyone, anywhere, at anytime to interact with these service offerings. Cloud Computing creates a unique opportunity for its users that allows anyone with an idea to have a chance to deliver it to a mass market base. As Cloud Computing continues to evolve and penetrate different industries, it is inevitable that the scope and definition of Cloud Computing becomes very subjective, based on providers’ and customers’ persp- tive of applications. For instance, Information Technology (IT) professionals p- ceive a Cloud as an unlimited, on-demand, flexible computing fabric that is always available to support their needs. Cloud users experience Cloud services as virtual, off-premise applications provided by Cloud service providers. To an end user, a p- vider offering a set of services or applications in the Cloud can manage these off- ings remotely. Despite these discrepancies, there is a general consensus that Cloud Computing includes technology that uses the Internet and collaborated servers to integrate data, applications, and computing resources. With proper Cloud access, such technology allows consumers and businesses to access their personal files on any computer without having to install special tools. Cloud Computing facilitates efficient operations and management of comp- ing technologies by federating storage, memory, processing, and bandwidth.
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Is Your Company Ready for Cloud?

Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business

Author: Pamela K. Isom,Kerrie Holley

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132599848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

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The first-of-its-kind guide to making optimal, sustainable cloud adoption decisions for your enterprise. * *Shows how to optimize cloud adoption by aligning business and IT requirements, pain points, strengths, and inhibitors. *Includes practical examples that clarify when cloud computing makes sense. *Shows how to reduce risk and increase ROI by incorporating cloud services into existing enterprise architecture, and identifies architectural refinements to increase the cloud's value. This is the first complete guide to cloud decision-making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM Global Business Services Executive IT Architect Pamela K. Isom shows how to build on and extend existing Enterprise Architecture (EA) investments to maximize the value of the cloud. Drawing on her extensive experience working with enterprise clients to deliver high-value cloud solutions, Isom presents: * *Practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help both consumers and providers understand when cloud investments make sense. *Litmus tests and decision trees for guiding cloud decision making. *A clear explanation of why it's so important to reflect current Enterprise Architecture in cloud decision-making, and what happens when companies don't. *Proven methods for incorporating cloud considerations into existing EAs. *Guidance on identifying and prioritizing cloud enablement candidates and building adoption roadmaps. *Potential EA refinements that help drive more value from the cloud. *Illustrative examples of cloud deployments that minimize risk and optimize ROI Includes a foreword by IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley, co-inventor of Service- Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM).
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Migrating to Azure

Transforming Legacy Applications into Scalable Cloud-First Solutions

Author: Josh Garverick

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484235851

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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Design an enterprise solution from scratch that allows the migration of a legacy application. Begin with the planning and design phase and be guided through all the stages of selecting the architecture framework that fits your enterprise. Join Microsoft MVP Josh Garverick as he addresses all major areas of design and implementation—application, infrastructure, data, security, and deployment—while leveraging the power and tools of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to bring DevOps to the forefront. With an emphasis on principles and best practices of enterprise design, you will discover how to recognize existing patterns within the legacy platform and to identify potential risks, bottlenecks, and candidates for automation. What You’ll Learn Accurately and completely capture baseline information about a legacy system Leverage enterprise patterns for constructing next-generation platforms in the cloud Design, plan, and implement deployment pipelines to enable continuous delivery Identify and implement cloud-based platform components to reduce total cost of ownership Understand testing and validation: iterative component authoring, monitoring, deployment, and performance Price and perform capacity planning for cloud-based infrastructure and workloads Who This Book Is For Enterprise architects and IT professionals who are required to keep legacy applications relevant in today’s cloud-first world
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Architecting Cloud Native Applications

Design high-performing and cost-effective applications for the cloud

Author: Kamal Arora,Erik Farr,John Gilbert,Piyum Zonooz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1838642390

Category: Computers

Page: 526

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Apply cloud native patterns and practices to deliver responsive, resilient, elastic, and message-driven systems with confidence Key Features Discover best practices for applying cloud native patterns to your cloud applications Explore ways to effectively plan resources and technology stacks for high security and fault tolerance Gain insight into core architectural principles using real-world examples Book Description Cloud computing has proven to be the most revolutionary IT development since virtualization. Cloud native architectures give you the benefit of more flexibility over legacy systems. This Learning Path teaches you everything you need to know for designing industry-grade cloud applications and efficiently migrating your business to the cloud. It begins by exploring the basic patterns that turn your database inside out to achieve massive scalability. You’ll learn how to develop cloud native architectures using microservices and serverless computing as your design principles. Then, you’ll explore ways to continuously deliver production code by implementing continuous observability in production. In the concluding chapters, you’ll learn about various public cloud architectures ranging from AWS and Azure to the Google Cloud Platform, and understand the future trends and expectations of cloud providers. By the end of this Learning Path, you’ll have learned the techniques to adopt cloud native architectures that meet your business requirements. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Cloud Native Development Patterns and Best Practices by John Gilbert Cloud Native Architectures by Erik Farr et al. What you will learn Understand the difference between cloud native and traditional architecture Automate security controls and configuration management Minimize risk by evolving your monolithic systems into cloud native applications Explore the aspects of migration, when and why to use it Apply modern delivery and testing methods to continuously deliver production code Enable massive scaling by turning your database inside out Who this book is for This Learning Path is designed for developers who want to progress into building cloud native systems and are keen to learn the patterns involved. Software architects, who are keen on designing scalable and highly available cloud native applications, will also find this Learning Path very useful. To easily grasp these concepts, you will need basic knowledge of programming and cloud computing.
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Cloud Native Architectures

Design high-availability and cost-effective applications for the cloud

Author: Tom Laszewski,Kamal Arora,Erik Farr,Piyum Zonooz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787284891

Category: Computers

Page: 354

View: 8181

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Learn and understand the need to architect cloud applications and migrate your business to cloud efficiently Key Features Understand the core design elements required to build scalable systems Plan resources and technology stacks effectively for high security and fault tolerance Explore core architectural principles using real-world examples Book Description Cloud computing has proven to be the most revolutionary IT development since virtualization. Cloud native architectures give you the benefit of more flexibility over legacy systems. To harness this, businesses need to refresh their development models and architectures when they find they don’t port to the cloud. Cloud Native Architectures demonstrates three essential components of deploying modern cloud native architectures: organizational transformation, deployment modernization, and cloud native architecture patterns. This book starts with a quick introduction to cloud native architectures that are used as a base to define and explain what cloud native architecture is and is not. You will learn what a cloud adoption framework looks like and develop cloud native architectures using microservices and serverless computing as design principles. You’ll then explore the major pillars of cloud native design including scalability, cost optimization, security, and ways to achieve operational excellence. In the concluding chapters, you will also learn about various public cloud architectures ranging from AWS and Azure to the Google Cloud Platform. By the end of this book, you will have learned the techniques to adopt cloud native architectures that meet your business requirements. You will also understand the future trends and expectations of cloud providers. What you will learn Learn the difference between cloud native and traditional architecture Explore the aspects of migration, when and why to use it Identify the elements to consider when selecting a technology for your architecture Automate security controls and configuration management Use infrastructure as code and CICD pipelines to run environments in a sustainable manner Understand the management and monitoring capabilities for AWS cloud native application architectures Who this book is for Cloud Native Architectures is for software architects who are keen on designing resilient, scalable, and highly available applications that are native to the cloud.
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