About the Book :
The Cloud Computing Bible is a complete reference to cloud computing that presents the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make cloud computing possible and desirable. This is a longer format book that allows a complete definition of the topic as well as in-depth introductions to essential technologies and platforms. Additionally it allows significant technologies to be presented in a form that provides enough detail for the reader to determine if it is something that they are interested in learning more about. It is important to stress platform and technologies as the main subject and intersperse that with products in order to provide an extended life span, but have current appeal. The book is divided into five parts: The Value Proposition, Platforms, Infrastructure, Services and Applications, and The Mobile Cloud.
About the Author :
Barrie Sosinsky is a technical writer and author specializing in computer technology topics. Barry is Chief Analyst and Founder of the Sosinsky Group, a consulting group focusing on network system design, database design, and application development and testing. He has written or contributed to over 35 technical books and 500 articles and is the founding editor of Storage Update newsletter.
Interesting Facts :
EMERGING TREND Cloud computing is emerging as a major force for both IT vendors and users. According to a January 2010 report by tech trend adviser Ovum Plc, the next three years will see cloud computing mature rapidly as vendors and enterprises come to grips with the opportunities and challenges that it represents. In December 2009, CNN named cloud computing one of the 10 web trends to watch in 2010.TECHNOLOGY LOWERS BUSINESS COSTS Cloud computing has the potential to lower IT costs by eliminating the upfront expenses of hardware and software. Businesses view cloud computing as a way to boost IT effectiveness. Cloud Computing will see a major leap forward in 2010 with the launch of Office Web Apps.CLARIFIES CLOUD CONFUSIONS Cloud Computing Bible helps define what cloud computing is, and then presents the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make cloud computing desirable. Additionally it describes mobile cloud computing. This is one of the most important areas of cloud computing given the worldwide ubiquity of cell phones.COMPLETE GUIDE The Bible series allows a complete definition of the topic as well as in-depth introductions to essential technologies and platforms.
Preface.Acknowledgments.Part I. Examining the Value Proposition.Chapter 1. Defining Cloud Computing.Chapter 2. Assessing the Value Proposition.Chapter 3. Understanding Cloud Architecture.Chapter 4. Understanding Services and Applications by Type.Part II. Using Platforms.Chapter 5. Understanding Abstraction and Virtualization.Chapter 6. Capacity Planning.Chapter 7. Exploring Platform as a Service.Chapter 8. Using Google Web Services.Chapter 9. Using Amazon Web Services.Chapter 10. Using Microsoft Cloud Services.Part III. Exploring Cloud Infrastructures.Chapter 11. Managing the Cloud.Chapter 12. Understanding Cloud Security.Part IV. Understanding Services and Applications.Chapter 13. Understanding Service Oriented Architecture.Chapter 14. Moving Applications to the Cloud.Chapter 15. Working with Cloud-Based Storage.Chapter 16. Working with Productivity Software.Chapter 17. Using Webmail Services.Chapter 18. Communicating with the Cloud.Chapter 19. Using Media and Streaming.Part V. Using the Mobile Cloud.Chapter 20. Working with Mobile Devices.Chapter 21. Working with Mobile Web Services.Index