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Cloud Computing, A Practical Approach A Down-to-Earth Guide to Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing, A Practical Approach A Down-to-Earth Guide to Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing Basics & More

Cloud computing is one of the most critical concepts in modern information technology – and can be one of the most difficult for business owners to understand. Whether you’re an IT professional looking to dig into the world of cloud computing, or a business owner curious about the benefits and uses of it, Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach guides you through the cloud computing basics that are essential to understanding its benefits and uses. From service providers to migration, best practices, and future developments; this guide stands out from other cloud computing books by providing the basics for beginners as well as providing advanced details for professionals already comfortable with cloud computing and looking for a refresher course.

Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach gives you all the knowledge needed to finally answer for yourself “what is cloud computing?” Topics covered include the following:

  • Costs, benefits, security issues, regulatory concerns, and limitations
  • Service providers, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo, IBM, EMC/VMware, Salesforce.com, and others
  • Hardware, infrastructure, clients, platforms, applications, services, and storage
  • Standards, including HTTP, HTML, DHTML, XMPP, SSL, and OpenID
  • Web services, such as REST, SOAP, and JSON
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Software plus Services (S+S)Custom application development environments, frameworks, strategies, and solutions
  • Local clouds, thin clients, and virtualization
  • Migration, best practices, and emerging standards

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