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Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-12719-3
360 pages
June 2012
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Choose the right combination of public, private, and data center resources to empower your business

Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations do business. This handy guide helps you find out what this new cloud deployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earth information about cloud technology, questions to consider, and how to plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment.

  • Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of the hybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective

  • Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actual foundational elements of the hybrid cloud

  • Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloud needs based on your business objectives

  • Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means to create a computing environment that brings elements of the data center together with public and private cloud services

  • Making it work — examine the steps you need to take to make this new architectural approach work — including security, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more

  • Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk to cloud providers and plan for the service you choose

Open the book and find:

  • Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates a hybrid cloud from other cloud models

  • The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models

  • Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud

  • Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world

  • Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers

  • Security and governance in a hybrid model

  • The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments

Learn to:

  • Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud

  • Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services

  • Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards

  • Protect customer data with sound security practices

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Understanding Concepts and Construction 7

Chapter 1: Discovering the Fundamentals of Your Computing Environment 9

Chapter 2: The Hybrid Cloud Continuum 25

Chapter 3: Service Orientation in the Cloud 39

Chapter 4: Hybrid Cloud Management 51

Part II: Examining Cloud Service Delivery Models 67

Chapter 5: Understanding Infrastructure as a Service 69

Chapter 6: Exploring Software as a Service 83

Chapter 7: Standing on Platform as a Service 97

Chapter 8: Managing Business Process as a Service 115

Part III: Evaluating the Business Value of the Hybrid Cloud 125

Chapter 9: Embracing the Business Imperative 127

Chapter 10: Breaking Down the Economics of the Hybrid Cloud 139

Part IV: Creating a Unified Hybrid Environment 153

Chapter 11: Managing and Integrating Data 155

Chapter 12: Managing Hybrid Workloads 171

Chapter 13: Architectural Considerations for the Hybrid Environment 183

Part V: Operationalizing Hybrid Clouds 193

Chapter 14: Development and Deployment in a Hybrid Cloud 195

Chapter 15: Promoting Cloud Security and Governance 209

Chapter 16: Virtualization and the Hybrid Cloud 227

Chapter 17: Employing Service Level Agreements 241

Chapter 18: Standards in a Hybrid World 249

Part VI: Getting Set for the Hybrid Cloud Journey 261

Chapter 19: Planning Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy 263

Chapter 20: Managing Data Storage in the Hybrid Cloud 273

Part VII: The Part of Tens 285

Chapter 21: (More Than) Ten Hybrid Cloud Resources 287

Chapter 22: Ten Hybrid Cloud Best Practices 293

Chapter 23: Ten Hybrid Cloud Do's and Don'ts 299

Glossary 305

Index 321

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Author Information

Judith Hurwitz is President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, specializing in cloud computing, service management, information management, and business strategy. Marcia Kaufman is COO and partner of Hurwitz & Associates, focusing on the cloud infrastructure, information management, and service management. Dr. Fern Halper is a partner at Hurwitz & Associates with extensive expertise in information management, big data, and analytics. Daniel Kirsch is an analyst at Hurwitz & Associates, focusing on cloud compliance, governance, security, and privacy.

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Press Release

June 26, 2012
Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

Hybrid Cloud For Dummies co-author, Judith Hurwitz talks about cloud services and hybrid cloud at IBM Pulse 2012.

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