About the Book :
This book fulfils an important and growing need to understand, cloud computing, dynamic infrastructure and virtualization, which have been deployed within every function in a broad range of business and markets nowadays. Cloud computing has brought about phenomenal changes in the way the world works, the way corporations function and the way human role in each has developed. The book reflects the core insights of cloud models, service offerings and other benefits. The book, in a very simple and lucid manner, tells us what we need to know to be a successful cloud computing architect, technical manger and infrastructure specialist. The book focuses on real-world goals for organizations, the cloud services provided to help realize these goals, and the constraints on cloud computing infrastructure that we may need to work around to meet our goals. It discusses the evolution of cloud computing over time and across computing arena, the specifications of cloud systems, the implementation of specifications, the processes and best-practices required to be put in place to make sure that the specifications and real-world goals have been met.
About the Author :
Dr. Kumar Saurabh has over 7 years of industry experience with companies like Mahindra Satyam and IBM. Currently he is Sr. Consultant - Cloud Computing and Virtualization at Mahindra Satyam. He was Technical Consultant with IBM and worked on Sizing for IBM hardware platform and servers. He has also worked with the Learning and Development team at Satyam as an SME for open source - UNIX domain. Saurabh is M. Tech and Ph.D. in System Engineering with specialization in System Dynamics Simulation and Modeling from Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India. He is also M. Sc. in computer science and has a PMP certification. Author of more than 20 research papers that have been published in various International and National journals and proceedings, he has also authored the book Unix Programming - The First Drive published by Wiley-India. Saurabhs research interests include virtualization, cloud computing and project management. His main area of research is System Dynamics and Simulation, Process Synchronization and Optimizations of UNIX Kernel and Device Drivers. Saurabh has also handled several large-scale systems performance and planning projects in a wide range of professional environments such as science and research, software companies and R&D products.
Interesting Facts :
Details the core concepts of cloud computing, infrastructure and virtualization. Showcases the facets of cloud computing in an easy to understand manner.Provides a comprehensive overview of cloud computing from the business and technical perspective. Uses concepts learnt in the classroom and elaborates how they are applied in an industry setting.Elucidates specific solutions to the real-world challenges.Contains detailed examples of many aspects of cloud computing. Useful for both students and professionals who wish to understand and experiment with cloud computing.Three very useful appendices: Cloud Performance Monitoring Commands; Understanding Sizing Lifecycle and Desktop Service: A VDI Perspective.
Chapter 1: First DriveIntroductionEssentialsBenefitsWhy Cloud?Business and IT PerspectiveCloud and VirtualizationCloud Services RequirementsCloud and Dynamic InfrastructureCloud Computing CharacteristicsCloud AdoptionSummaryChapter 2: Cloud ModelsIntroductionCloud CharacteristicsMeasured ServiceCloud Models Security in a Public CloudPublic versus Private CloudsCloud Infrastructure Self ServiceSummaryChapter 3: Cloud as a ServiceIntroductionGamut of Cloud SolutionsPrincipal TechnologiesCloud StrategyCloud Design and Implementation using SOAConceptual Cloud Model Cloud Service DefinedSummaryChapter 4: Cloud SolutionsIntroductionCloud EcosystemCloud Business Process ManagementCloud Service ManagementCloud StackComputing on Demand (CoD)CloudsourcingSummaryChapter 5: Cloud OfferingsIntroductionInformation Storage, Retrieval, Archive and ProtectionCloud AnalyticsTesting under Cloud Information SecurityVirtual Desktop InfrastructureStorage CloudSummaryChapter 6: Cloud ManagementIntroductionResiliencyProvisioningAsset ManagementCloud GovernanceHigh Availability and Disaster RecoveryCharging Models, Usage Reporting, Billing and Metering SummaryChapter 7: Cloud Virtualization TechnologyIntroduction Virtualization Defined Virtualization Benefits Server Virtualization Virtualization for x86 ArchitectureHypervisor Management SoftwareLogical Partitioning (LPAR)VIO ServerVirtual Infrastructure RequirementsSummaryChapter 8: Deep Dive: Cloud Virtualization Introduction Storage virtualizationStorage Area NetworksNetwork-Attached storageCloud Server VirtualizationVirtualized Data Center Summary Chapter 9: Cloud and SOAIntroductionSOA Journey to InfrastructureSOA and CloudSOA DefinedSOA and IaaSSOA-based Cloud Infrastructure StepsSOA Business and IT ServicesSummaryChapter 10: Cloud Infrastructure BenchmarkingIntroductionOLTP BenchmarkBusiness Intelligence Benchmarke-Business BenchmarkISV BenchmarksCloud Performance Data Collection and Performance Monitoring CommandsBenchmark ToolsSummaryAppendix A: Cloud Performance Monitoring CommandsAppendix B: Understanding Sizing LifecycleAppendix C: Desktop Service: A VDI PerspectiveIndex