Part I: Cloud Computing Fundamentals.- Introduction to Cloud Computing.- Business Adoption Models and Legal Aspects of the Cloud.- Social, Economic and Political Aspects of the Cloud.- Part II: Technological Context.- Cloud Technology.- Cloud Services.- Data in the Cloud.- Cloud and Web Intelligence.- Part III: Business Context.- Investment Appraisal.- Enterprise Cloud Computing.- Security and Governance.- Cloud Roadmap.- Challenges and the Future.
This book describes the landscape of cloud computing from first principles, leading the reader step-by-step through the process of building and configuring a cloud environment. The book not only considers the technologies for designing and creating cloud computing platforms, but also the business models and frameworks in real-world implementation of cloud platforms. Emphasis is placed on "learning by doing," and readers are encouraged to experiment with a range of different tools and approaches.
Topics and features: includes review questions, hands-on exercises, study activities and discussion topics throughout the text; demonstrates the approaches used to build cloud computing infrastructures; reviews the social, economic, and political aspects of the on-going growth in cloud computing use; discusses legal and security concerns in cloud computing; examines techniques for the appraisal of financial investment into cloud computing; identifies areas for further research within this rapidly-moving field.
Includes review questions, hands-on exercises, study activities and discussion topics throughout the text
Describes the key technologies involved in cloud computing, and demonstrates the approaches used to build cloud computing infrastructures
Explores the use of cloud computing in business environments