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    Cloud Computing, A Practical Approach

    By: Robert Elsenpeter, Toby Velte

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    "The promise of cloud computing is here. These pages provide the 'eyes wide open' insights you need to transform your business." --Christopher Crowhurst, Vice President, Strategic Technology, Thomson Reuters

    A Down-to-Earth Guide to Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach provides a comprehensive look at the emerging paradigm of Internet-based enterprise applications and services. This accessible book offers a broad introduction to cloud computing, reviews a wide variety of currently available solutions, and discusses the cost savings and organizational and operational benefits. You'll find details on essential topics, such as hardware, platforms, standards, migration, security, and storage. You'll also learn what other organizations are doing and where they're headed with cloud computing. If your company is considering the move from a traditional network infrastructure to a cutting-edge cloud solution, you need this strategic guide.

    Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach covers:

    Costs, benefits, security issues, regulatory concerns, and limitations

    Service providers, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo, IBM, EMC/VMware, Salesforce.com, and others

    Hardware, infrastructure, clients, platforms, applications, services, and storage

    Standards, including HTTP, HTML, DHTML, XMPP, SSL, and OpenID

    Web services, such as REST, SOAP, and JSON

    Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Software plus Services (S+S)

    Custom application development environments, frameworks, strategies, and solutions

    Local clouds, thin clients, and virtualization

    Migration, best practices, and emerging standards
    Publication Date:
    22 / 09 / 2009

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