Cloud Computing For Dummies

Cloud Computing For Dummies

Judith Hurwitz, Robin Bloor

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 0470484705

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts

Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place.

You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more.

  • Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support
  • This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns
  • Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently
  • Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization
  • Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running
  • Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies

Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.

















change must often be made in the context of limited resources for finances, people, technology, and power. In this chapter, we introduce you to cloud computing — what it is and how it helps companies rethink how they deploy technology. While there are a lot of technical considerations, keep in mind the fundamental truth: Cloud computing is a business and economic model. Is cloud computing a replacement for the traditional data center? The answer is complicated. In some cases, yes; in some

Services-led technology companies All the following vendors are delivering private cloud offerings via an ecosystem of partners. However, services companies’ offerings are based on their intellectual property. For example, IBM is focused on specialized software and best practices services, whereas EMC is focused on virtualization and the impact of the cloud on storage requirements. HP, on the other hand, is very focused on implementation services. IBM With many of its large enterprise customers

for participating in this new market, but their service offerings are still emerging. Unisys Unisys, a veteran computing company, has focused its cloud strategy on security. Its primary offering is the Unisys Secure Cloud Solution, which is a hosted managed cloud service. Unisys intends to have a version of this available by the end of the year that it will call Cloud-in-a-box. The objective is to make it easier for you to create your own private cloud. The company also intends to offer a hybrid

planning, instant messaging, and even email. In a sense, it was inevitable that these platforms would move to the cloud: These tasks occur throughout the organization and need to be easily accessed from many locations. ✓ Enabling and management tools: We brought these two areas together because they support the development and the deployment of SaaS. What’s in this category? Think about the development tools that developers need when creating and extending a SaaS platform; also think about

portal platforms.......................... 135 Chapter 12: Using Software as a Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137’s Approach to Evolving Software as a Service............. 138 software environment . .......................................... 138 ecosystem . ............................................................. 140 Characterizing Software as a

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