Implementing and Developing Cloud Computing Applications

Major enterprises and small start-ups are beginning to embrace cloud computing for the scalability and reliability that cloud vendors can provide. This book demonstrates how to implement robust and highly scalable cloud computing applications. Filled with comparative charts and decision trees to help navigate the many implementation alternatives, the author describes the major available commercial offerings and guides readers in choosing the best combination of platform, tools, and services for a small, growing start-up or an established enterprise. Aimed at software developers and their managers, the text details cloud development environments, lifecycles, and project management.

Table of Contents
About the Author
Author’s Acknowledgements
How to Read This Book
Executive Summary
1 Cloud Computing is a True Paradigm Shift
2 From Do It Yourself to Public Cloud – A Continuum
3 Cloud Computing – Is It Old Mainframe Bess in a New Dress?
4 Moving Into and Around the Clouds and Efforts at Standardization
5 Cloud Economics and Capacity Management
6 Demystifiying the Cloud: A Case Study Using Amazon’s Cloud Services (AWS)
7 Virtualization: Open Source and VMware
8 Securing the Cloud – Reliability, Availability and Security
9 Scale and Reuse- Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
10 Windows Azure
11 Google in the Cloud
12 Enterprise Cloud Vendors
13 Cloud Service Providers
14 Practice Fusion: A Case Study
15 Support and Reference Materials

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Auerbach Publications (November, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439830827
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439830826
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