Cloud Computing for Dummies by Robin Bloor, Marcia Kaufman, Fern Halper, Jusith Hurwitz

By Robin Bloor, Marcia Kaufman, Fern Halper, Jusith Hurwitz

The simple technique to comprehend and enforce cloud computing know-how written by means of a group of experts

Cloud computing will be obscure at the start, however the cost-saving probabilities are nice and lots of businesses have become on board. If you've been installed cost of imposing cloud computing, this easy, plain-English consultant clears up the confusion and is helping you get your plan in place.

You'll find out how cloud computing helps you to run a extra eco-friendly IT infrastructure, and entry technology-enabled prone from the web ("in the cloud") with no need to appreciate, deal with, or put money into the expertise infrastructure that helps them. You'll additionally discover what you want to think of whilst imposing a plan, find out how to deal with safety concerns, and more.

Cloud computing is a fashion for companies to use garage and digital companies during the web, saving cash on infrastructure and support

This publication presents a transparent definition of cloud computing from the software computing point of view and in addition addresses safety concerns

deals functional suggestions on providing and coping with cloud computing companies successfully and efficiently

offers a proactive and pragmatic method of enforcing cloud computing in any organization

is helping IT managers and employees comprehend the advantages and demanding situations of cloud computing, tips on how to decide upon a provider, and what's interested by getting it up and running

hugely skilled writer group consults and provides displays on rising technologies

Cloud Computing For Dummies will get immediately to the purpose, delivering the sensible details you want to recognize.

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Organizations that already have well-designed interfaces between application and infrastructure components may find it easier to transition to the cloud. Companies that have moved to a service-oriented architecture (SOA) are well positioned to make the move. Chapter 19 talks about SOA in detail. With SOA, organizations build modular business services that include standardized interfaces. This modular approach is needed when approaching the highly distributed cloud environment. SOA is a good start; however, a lot of standardized interfaces will need to be developed for cloud service platforms in the coming years.

Why can a single rubber band accomplish both tasks? Simply, it is elastic and so is the cloud. In Chapter 2, we give you some concrete examples of how providers are using this characteristic. Self-service provisioning Customers can easily get cloud services without going through a lengthy process. The customer simply requests an amount of computing, storage, software, process, or other resources from the service provider. Chapter 7 explains this process in detail. Chapter 1: Grasping the Fundamentals Contrast this on-demand response with the process at a typical data center.

How are they performing together to support the business? ✓ Are the cloud services vendors adhering to governance rules that the company is required to follow? Refer to Chapter 17 for more information on governance in the cloud. Don’t take a supplier’s word that everything is working well. Although your company can save money in the data centers and on software licenses, you need to spend money and resources on service management to protect your business assets. 25 26 Part I: Introducing Cloud Computing Chapter 3 Getting Inside the Cloud In This Chapter ▶ Meeting organizational challenges ▶ Taking on administrative challenges ▶ Examining the technical interface ▶ Getting a handle on cloud resources ▶ Creating manageable services A t first glance, you might think that the cloud is a totally self-service environment.

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