Modern computing is no longer about devices but is all about providing services, a natural progression that both consumers and enterprises are eager to embrace. As it can deliver those services, efficiently and with quality, at compelling price levels, cloud computing is with us to stay. Ubiquitously and quite definitively, cloud computing is answering the demand for sophisticated, flexible services Cloud Computing: Technologies and Strategies of the Ubiquitous Data Center looks at cloud computing from an IT manager's perspective. It answers basic as well as strategic questions from both a business and a technical perspective so that you can confidently engage both IT and financial assets in making your organization techno- savvy, efficient, and competitive. Any answers about the future of computing are definitely in the cloud The first section of the book offers up a history of the computing roots that have evolved into cloud computing. It looks at how IT has been traditionally serving needs and how cloud computing improves and expands on these services, so you can strategize about how a cloud might provide solutions to specific IT questions or answer business needs. Next, the book shows how to begin the process of determining which organizational needs would best be served and improved by cloud computing. Presenting specific cases as examples, the book walks you through issues that your organization might likely encounter. Written clearly and succinctly, it -- Introduces you to the concepts behind different types of clouds, including those used for storage, those that improve processor and application delivery, and those that mix any and all of these services Covers typical concerns you will hear with regard to such issues as security, application integration, and structural limitations Looks at the future of the cloud, from developments on the horizon to those still in the planning stage By the book's conclusion, you will have a solid basis on which to initiate strategic discussions about deploying clouds in your organization. You will understand how cloud computing can affordably solve real problems. You will know which strategies to use and you will learn of the pitfalls to avoid when taking your data center to the clouds. Throughout this book are the answers you need to the many questions from the most basic to the more advanced surrounding cloud computing and its place in your enterprise. What exactly is cloud computing? How are clouds different than virtualization? Should my organization use a cloud (or multiple clouds)? Can clouds and virtualization play significant roles in my organization at the same time? Covering the basics of virtualization and clusters and the more advanced strategic considerations of security and return on investment, this book will be your guide to IT's present and future in the cloud, a resource that you will continually turn to. Coming soon! For more information, Professional Cloud Computing, at www.professionalcloudcomputing.com, will help you find information to delve more deeply into the discussion in any of a number of directions.
Brian J. S. Chee
, Curtis Franklin
CRC Press Inc
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What Is a Cloud? In This Chapter In the Beginning Computer Services Become Abstract The ISO-OSI Model: Seven Layers of Abstraction ODBC: The Abstract Database OpenGL: Abstract Images Demand Abstraction What Can You Do with a Cloud? Beowulf Grid Computing Virtualization What Would You Like in Your Cloud? The Anytime, Anyplace Cloud Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 1 Grids, HPCs, and Clouds In This Chapter Scientific Computing and Its Contribution to Clouds Defining Terms: Grids and HPCs Software for Grids and HPCs Examples of Grid Applications A Grid for the Stars A Grid for Proteins High-Performance Computing in Blue Hawaii Scheduling Grids and HPCs How Grid Scheduling Works Phase I: Resource Discovery Phase II: System Selection Phase III: Job Execution Grid Versus HPC Versus Cloud Cloud Development Stage 1: Software as a Service and Web 2.0 Cloud Development Stage 2: Hosted Virtualization Cloud Development Stage 2.5: Playing the Energy Savings Card Cloud Development Stage 3: True Clouds Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 2 Virtualization and the Cloud: What's the Difference? In This Chapter Virtualization as the Foundation for Clouds The Missing Link Between Virtualization and Clouds Virtualization: Abstraction in a Box Instances Managing Instances Beginning and Perfecting Cloud Computing Utopian Clouds? Accounting for Clouds A Matter of Trust Self-Provisioned Virtual Servers From Virtual Computing to the Cloud Developing into the Cloud Clouds: Minimum Commitments and Maximum Limits Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 3 Applications for Clouds In This Chapter Introduction Browser Versus Desktop (aka Thick Versus Thin) Plug-ins and Code Generators The Advantages of Low-Level Languages A Brief History of High-Level Languages Database Abstraction and Putting the Database on the Web Different Clouds for Different Applications Processing Clouds Storage Clouds Email Protection Clouds Strategies for Getting People into Clouds Throwaway Clouds Traveling Clouds Occasional-Use Clouds Company in a Box Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 4 Business in the Cloud In This Chapter Business Concerns About IT Can Your Business Cloud? Bandwidth and Business Limits Testing for Clouds Remote Access and the Long March to the Clouds Traditional Server Load Balancing The Virtualization Load Response Computing on Demand as a Business Strategy The Cloud Model for Partnerships Seeding the Clouds of Federation Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 5 Cloud Providers In This Chapter Marketing the Cloud The Cloud City Market Amazon Google Microsoft Client-Server and Other Asynchronous Methods Other Clouds Emerging Cloud Tools Application Clouds Personal Productivity Clouds Trends Driving Us Toward Clouds Zoho SaaS Apps Turning into Clouds The Edge of the Cloud Energy Clouds Who's Who in the Clouds? Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 6 Cloud Issues In This Chapter Stability Partner Quality Longevity Business Continuity Service-Level Agreements Differing Opinions Agreeing on the Service of Clouds Solving Problems What It Takes to Reach an Agreement Quality of Service Quality in the Cloud Security in the Cloud How Big Is Your Fence? Where Is Your Fence? Regulatory Issues and Accountability Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 7 Strategies for Clouds In This Chapter Key Cloud Strategies: First Steps Thinking About Peaks and Valleys Energy Issues Experiments and Wild Hares Dipping Your Toes into Virtualization Planning for Success Trial Projects for the Cloud Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 8 Cloud Security In This Chapter What Can You Do with Cloud Security? Cloud Authentication Cloud Filtering Why Is Cloud Security Good? What Are the Limits of Cloud Security? What Is the Future of Cloud Security? Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 9 The Future of the Cloud In This Chapter Putting Our Crystal Ball into Perspective Cloud Development Tools in Perspective Clouds of Different Types Media Clouds Security Clouds App-Specific Clouds Office Desktop and Groupware Clouds Computing Clouds Mobile Clouds Changing the Definition of Virtualization Making Your Application Cloud Aware What Should a Cloud Descriptor Language Contain? What Are the Back Office Issues, and How Do You Pay for a Cloud? The Cloud Is the Computer Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 10 Glossary
Brian J. S. Chee is one of the first 10 Certified Netware Instructors outside of Novell, Inc., Brian has seen networking evolve from the ground up from the viewpoints of a manufacturer, a distributor, a reseller, a computer scientist at the U.S. General Service Administration Office of Information Security (GSA-OIS), and now at the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST) as a researcher. As a Senior Contributing Editor to InfoWorld magazine and a long-time member of the Interop NOC team, Brian has a unique insight into networking trends and the emergence of new technology. Curtis Franklin, Jr. has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. A Senior Writer at NetWitness, he also contributes to a number of technology-industry publications including InfoWorld, Dark Reading, and ITWorld.com on subjects ranging from mobile enterprise computing to enterprise security and wireless networking. He is also online community manager for the Interop conference. Curtis is the author of hundreds of magazine articles, the co-author of three books, and has been a frequent speaker at computer and networking industry conferences across North America and Europe. When he's not writing, Curt is a painter, photographer, cook, and multi-instrumentalist musician, and is active in amateur radio (KG4GWA), scuba diving, and the Florida Master Naturalist program.