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Cloud Computing Bible

ISBN: 978-1-118-02399-0
532 pages
December 2010
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The complete reference guide to the hot technology of cloud computing

Its potential for lowering IT costs makes cloud computing a major force for both IT vendors and users; it is expected to gain momentum rapidly with the launch of Office Web Apps later this year. Because cloud computing involves various technologies, protocols, platforms, and infrastructure elements, this comprehensive reference is just what you need if you?ll be using or implementing cloud computing.

  • Cloud computing offers significant cost savings by eliminating upfront expenses for hardware and software; its growing popularity is expected to skyrocket when Microsoft introduces Office Web Apps
  • This comprehensive guide helps define what cloud computing is and thoroughly explores the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make it so desirable
  • Covers mobile cloud computing, a significant area due to ever-increasing cell phone and smartphone use
  • Focuses on the platforms and technologies essential to cloud computing

Anyone involved with planning, implementing, using, or maintaining a cloud computing project will rely on the information in Cloud Computing Bible.

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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.


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Barrie Sosinsky is a veteran computer book writer specializing in network systems, databases, design, development, and testing. Among his 35 technical books have been Wiley's Networking Bible and many others on operating systems, Web topics, storage, and application software. He has written nearly 500 articles for computer magazines and Web sites.

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