The Enterprise Cloud

Author: James Bond
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491907849
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Computers

Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you're planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization's traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience. Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You'll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing. Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud

The Enterprise Cloud

Author: James Bond
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491907856
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: COMPUTERS

Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you're planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization's traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience. Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You'll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing. Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud

The Enterprise Cloud

Author: James Bond
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
ISBN: 1491907622
Release Date: 2015-05-25
Genre: Computers

Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud in recent years, only a small percentage of organizations worldwide rely on this service—so far. If you’re planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You’ll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud

Is Your Company Ready for Cloud

Author: Pamela K. Isom
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 9780132616201
Release Date: 2012-06-21
Genre: Business & Economics

“This book successfully addresses the approach for adopting cloud into organizations (small and large), realizing that every application may not be a fit for a cloud environment. The writer does an excellent job of integrating cloud into the approach for an enterprise architecture and drilling down into how to evaluate cloud in its variety of implementation techniques, along with the benefits and drawbacks of each.” — Sue Miller-Sylvia, IBM Fellow and Vice President, Application Innovation Services, IBM Global Business Services Make the Right Cloud Adoption and Deployment Decisions for Your Business This is the first complete guide to cloud decision making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM® Global Business Services® Executive Architect Pamela K. Isom and IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley present practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help you understand when cloud investments make sense and when they don’t. You’ll find decision models that are anchored with practical experiences and lessons to guide your decision making, best practices for leveraging investments you’ve already made, and expert assistance with every aspect of the cloud transition. Drawing on their extensive experience working with enterprise clients, Isom and Holley show how to integrate both business and technical considerations, set the right priorities, and successfully manage everything from security and performance to governance. Whatever your company’s size, industry, or challenges, this book will help you drive maximum business value from the cloud—on your terms and on your timeline. Coverage includes Assessing the business value of a cloud adoption strategy based on 10 specific expectations Gaining more value by incorporating cloud into enterprise architecture Implementing cloud when you don’t already have an enterprise architecture Fully understanding the financial implications of cloud-based strategies and technologies Incorporating cloud in environments that have already adopted Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Selecting components of your cloud portfolio, including elements of larger outsourced or managed solutions Governing cloud as part of your overall organizational landscape Systematically recognizing and mitigating cloud adoption risks, including security, cost, and performance Planning the transition: retiring legacy applications, transforming business processes, and selecting partners Anticipating and guiding the use of cloud business patterns, trends, and technologies

Architecting the Cloud

Author: Michael J. Kavis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118826461
Release Date: 2014-01-28
Genre: Computers

An expert guide to selecting the right cloud service model for your business Cloud computing is all the rage, allowing for the delivery of computing and storage capacity to a diverse community of end-recipients. However, before you can decide on a cloud model, you need to determine what the ideal cloud service model is for your business. Helping you cut through all the haze, Architecting the Cloud is vendor neutral and guides you in making one of the most critical technology decisions that you will face: selecting the right cloud service model(s) based on a combination of both business and technology requirements. Guides corporations through key cloud design considerations Discusses the pros and cons of each cloud service model Highlights major design considerations in areas such as security, data privacy, logging, data storage, SLA monitoring, and more Clearly defines the services cloud providers offer for each service model and the cloud services IT must provide Arming you with the information you need to choose the right cloud service provider, Architecting the Cloud is a comprehensive guide covering everything you need to be aware of in selecting the right cloud service model for you.

Cloud Computing

Author: Igor Faynberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118501214
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: COMPUTERS

Cloud Computing: Business Trends and Technologies provides a broad introduction to Cloud computing technologies and their applications to IT and telecommunications businesses (i.e., the network function virtualization, NFV). To this end, the book is expected to serve as a textbook in a graduate course on Cloud computing. The book examines the business cases and then concentrates on the technologies necessary for supporting them. In the process, the book addresses the principles of – as well as the known problems with – the underlying technologies, such as virtualization, data communications, network and operations management, security and identity management. It introduces, through open-source case studies (based on OpenStack), an extensive illustration of lifecycle management. The book also looks at the existing and emerging standards, demonstrating their respective relation to each topic. Overall, this is an authoritative textbook on this emerging and still-developing discipline, which •Guides the reader through basic concepts, to current practices, to state-of-the-art applications. •Considers technical standards bodies involved in Cloud computing standardization. •Is written by innovation experts in operating systems and data communications, each with over 20 years’ experience in business, research, and teaching.

Cloudonomics

Author: Joe Weinman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118282885
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Genre: Computers

The ultimate guide to assessing and exploiting the customer value and revenue potential of the Cloud A new business model is sweeping the world—the Cloud. And, as with any new technology, there is a great deal of fear, uncertainty, and doubt surrounding cloud computing. Cloudonomics radically upends the conventional wisdom, clearly explains the underlying principles and illustrates through understandable examples how Cloud computing can create compelling value—whether you are a customer, a provider, a strategist, or an investor. Cloudonomics covers everything you need to consider for the delivery of business solutions, opportunities, and customer satisfaction through the Cloud, so you can understand it—and put it to work for your business. Cloudonomics also delivers insight into when to avoid the cloud, and why. Quantifies how customers, users, and cloud providers can collaborate to create win-wins Reveals how to use the Laws of Cloudonomics to define strategy and guide implementation Explains the probable evolution of cloud businesses and ecosystems Demolishes the conventional wisdom on cloud usage, IT spend, community clouds, and the enterprise-provider cloud balance Whether you're ready for it or not, Cloud computing is here to stay. Cloudonomics provides deep insights into the business value of the Cloud for executives, practitioners, and strategists in virtually any industry—not just technology executives but also those in the marketing, operations, economics, venture capital, and financial fields.

Enterprise Cloud Strategy

Author: Barry Briggs
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9781509301997
Release Date: 2016-01-07
Genre: Computers

How do you start? How should you build a plan for cloud migration for your entire portfolio? How will your organization be affected by these changes? This book, based on real-world cloud experiences by enterprise IT teams, seeks to provide the answers to these questions. Here, you’ll see what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.

Migrating Large Scale Services to the Cloud

Author: Eric Passmore
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484218730
Release Date: 2016-06-03
Genre: Computers

This book reveals the technical challenges and successful implementation details of migrating MSN, Microsoft’s consumer content portal--a business with 450 million worldwide users--into the Cloud. Following a technique long used in aviation, medicine, and other fields, MSN’s Chief Technical Officer, Eric Passmore, describes the set of release, deployment, monitoring, and mitigation checklists used to build cloud services supporting hundreds of millions of users on Azure, Microsoft’s Public Cloud. An undertaking of this scale--involving services supported by a large team of engineers--involves unique challenges and risks. This book demonstrates through personal experience how to cut through the theory and provides checklists as a surprisingly simple antidote to the competing methodologies. This book works at two levels. At a fundamental level, businesses need to be successful in the cloud if they want to seize new opportunities and transform their business to compete successfully. This book provides a framework for success by identifying the "hidden" work as part of moving to the cloud. At a more practical, level there is an incredible hunger for simple to follow, "how-to" information on Cloud migration. This book is a reference guide to reduce risk and achieve success without requiring the busy reader to wade through theory. It contains simple to follow, "how-to" information on cloud migration. It is a reference guide to achieving success, and any team can modify these tasks to fit the needs of their own organization. Who This Book is For: Technology professionals who deploy services in the cloud or are thinking of moving to the cloud. Professionals in the DevOps and Cloud services fields need these skills to succeed in their current jobs or advance their careers.

Cloud Enterprise Architecture

Author: Pethuru Raj
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466589070
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Computers

Cloud Enterprise Architecture examines enterprise architecture (EA) in the context of the surging popularity of Cloud computing. It explains the different kinds of desired transformations the architectural blocks of EA undergo in light of this strategically significant convergence. Chapters cover each of the contributing architectures of EA—business, information, application, integration, security, and technology—illustrating the current and impending implications of the Cloud on each. Discussing the implications of the Cloud paradigm on EA, the book details the perceptible and positive changes that will affect EA design, governance, strategy, management, and sustenance. The author ties these topics together with chapters on Cloud integration and composition architecture. He also examines the Enterprise Cloud, Federated Clouds, and the vision to establish the InterCloud. Laying out a comprehensive strategy for planning and executing Cloud-inspired transformations, the book: Explains how the Cloud changes and affects enterprise architecture design, governance, strategy, management, and sustenance Presents helpful information on next-generation Cloud computing Describes additional architectural types such as enterprise-scale integration, security, management, and governance architectures This book is an ideal resource for enterprise architects, Cloud evangelists and enthusiasts, and Cloud application and service architects. Cloud center administrators, Cloud business executives, managers, and analysts will also find the book helpful and inspirational while formulating appropriate mechanisms and schemes for sound modernization and migration of traditional applications to Cloud infrastructures and platforms.

Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise

Author: David S. Linthicum
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321670930
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Computers

Massive, disruptive change is coming to IT as software as a service (SaaS), SOA, mashups, Web 2.0, and cloud computing truly come of age. Now, one of the world’s leading IT innovators explains what it all means—coherently, thoroughly, and authoritatively. Writing for IT executives, architects, and developers alike, world-renowned expert David S. Linthicum explains why the days of managing IT organizations as private fortresses will rapidly disappear as IT inevitably becomes a global community. He demonstrates how to run IT when critical elements of customer, product, and business data and processes extend far beyond the firewall—and how to use all that information to deliver real-time answers about everything from an individual customer’s credit to the location of a specific cargo container. Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise offers a clear-eyed assessment of the challenges associated with this new world—and offers a step-by-step program for getting there with maximum return on investment and minimum risk. Using multiple examples, Linthicum Reviews the powerful cost, value, and risk-related drivers behind the move to cloud computing—and explains why the shift will accelerate Explains the technical underpinnings, supporting technologies, and best-practice methods you’ll need to make the transition Helps you objectively assess the promise of cloud computing and SOA for your organization, quantify value, and make the business case Walks you through evaluating your existing IT infrastructure and finding your most cost-effective, safest path to the “cloud” Shows how to choose the right candidate data, services, and processes for your cloud computing initiatives Guides you through building disruptive infrastructure and next-generation process platforms Helps you bring effective, high-value governance to the clouds If you’re ready to begin driving real competitive advantage from cloud computing, this book is the start-to-finish roadmap you need to make it happen.

Transitioning the Enterprise to the Cloud

Author: Edward Mahon
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692543929
Release Date: 2015-10-28
Genre:

Written by a practitioner for a practitioner, Transitioning The Enterprise to the Cloud: A Business Approach, focuses on identifying the costs, complexities, risks and benefits necessary to build a complete cloud sourcing strategy. The structure of this book is organized into five main parts: Part 1: Frames the conundrum the cloud presents Part 2: Provides a business perspective of the cloud Part 3: Outlines how and what to assess in your current technology environment Part 4: Suggests several potential cloud transition scenarios Part 5: Develops a cloud sourcing strategy TRANSITIONING THE ENTERPRISE TO THE CLOUD: A BUSINESS APPROACH An inconsistency exists between actual cloud adoption rates and the viewpoints and direct actions of those responsible for corporate information technology operations. On the one hand, information technology (IT) leaders generally believe the cloud more easily enables the implementation and management of technology services, from web and mobile application development to on-demand computing and storage. These leaders also appreciate the cloud's consumption-based pricing model over their current capital-intensive cost structures. Transitioning an IT operation to the cloud is expensive and risky. The transition, in turn, adds complexity to the overall support model. And, until the transition is complete, recurring costs actually go up. As if additional costs, increasing risk, and added complexity were not enough, deciding where to start is perplexing. Furthermore, a cloud transition can be disruptive and requires structured risk planning that must take into account the appropriate pace of change for a particular company.

The Great Cloud Migration

Author: Michael C. Daconta
Publisher:
ISBN: 147872255X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

- Learn how to migrate your applications to the cloud! - Learn how to overcome your senior management's concerns about Cloud Security and Interoperability! - Learn how to explain cloud computing, big data and linked data to your organization! - Learn how to develop a robust Cloud Implementation Strategy! - Learn how a Technical Cloud Broker can ease your migration to the cloud! This book will answer the key questions that every organization is asking about emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Big Data and Linked Data. Written by a seasoned expert and author/co-author of 11 other technical books, this book deftly guides you with real-world experience, case studies, illustrative diagrams and in-depth analysis. * How do you migrate your software applications to the cloud? This book is your definitive guide to migrating applications to the cloud! It explains all the options, tradeoffs, challenges and obstacles to the migration. It provides a migration lifecycle and process you can follow to migrate each application. It provides in-depth case studies: an Infrastructure-as-a-Service case study and a Platform-as-a-Service case study. It covers the difference between application migration and data migration to the cloud and walks you through how to do both well. It covers migration to all the major cloud providers to include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google AppEngine and Microsoft Azure. * How do you develop a sound implementation strategy for the migration to the cloud? This book leverages Mr. Daconta's 25 years of leadership experience, from the Military to Corporate Executive teams to the Office of the CIO in the Department of Homeland Security, to guide you through the development of a practical and sound implementation strategy. The book's "Triple-A" Strategy: Assessment, Architecture then Action is must reading for every project lead and IT manager! * This book covers twenty migration scenarios! Application and data migration to the cloud

Private Cloud Computing

Author: Stephen R. Smoot
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780123849199
Release Date: 2011-10-15
Genre: Computers

Private cloud computing enables you to consolidate diverse enterprise systems into one that is cloud-based and can be accessed by end-users seamlessly, regardless of their location or changes in overall demand. Expert authors Steve Smoot and Nam K. Tan distill their years of networking experience to describe how to build enterprise networks to create a private cloud. With their techniques you'll create cost-saving designs and increase the flexibility of your enterprise, while maintaining the security and control of an internal network. Private Cloud Computing offers a complete cloud architecture for enterprise networking by synthesizing WAN optimization, next-generation data centers, and virtualization in a network-friendly way, tying them together into a complete solution that can be progressively migrated to as time and resources permit. Describes next-generation data center architectures such as the virtual access-layer, the unified data center fabric and the "rack-and-roll" deployment model Provides an overview of cloud security and cloud management from the server virtualization perspective Presents real-world case studies, configuration and examples that allow you to easily apply practical know-how to your existing enterprise environment Offers effective private cloud computing solutions to simplify the costly and problematic challenge of enterprise networking and branch server consolidation

Cloud Computing Design Patterns paperback

Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0134767411
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Genre:

"This book continues the very high standard we have come to expect from ServiceTech Press. The book provides well-explained vendor-agnostic patterns to the challenges of providing or using cloud solutions from PaaS to SaaS. The book is not only a great patterns reference, but also worth reading from cover to cover as the patterns are thought-provoking, drawing out points that you should consider and ask of a potential vendor if you're adopting a cloud solution." --Phil Wilkins, Enterprise Integration Architect, Specsavers "Thomas Erl's text provides a unique and comprehensive perspective on cloud design patterns that is clearly and concisely explained for the technical professional and layman alike. It is an informative, knowledgeable, and powerful insight that may guide cloud experts in achieving extraordinary results based on extraordinary expertise identified in this text. I will use this text as a resource in future cloud designs and architectural considerations." --Dr. Nancy M. Landreville, CEO/CISO, NML Computer Consulting The Definitive Guide to Cloud Architecture and Design Best-selling service technology author Thomas Erl has brought together the de facto catalog of design patterns for modern cloud-based architecture and solution design. More than two years in development, this book's 100+ patterns illustrate proven solutions to common cloud challenges and requirements. Its patterns are supported by rich, visual documentation, including 300+ diagrams. The authors address topics covering scalability, elasticity, reliability, resiliency, recovery, data management, storage, virtualization, monitoring, provisioning, administration, and much more. Readers will further find detailed coverage of cloud security, from networking and storage safeguards to identity systems, trust assurance, and auditing. This book's unprecedented technical depth makes it a must-have resource for every cloud technology architect, solution designer, developer, administrator, and manager. Topic Areas Enabling ubiquitous, on-demand, scalable network access to shared pools of configurable IT resources Optimizing multitenant environments to efficiently serve multiple unpredictable consumers Using elasticity best practices to scale IT resources transparently and automatically Ensuring runtime reliability, operational resiliency, and automated recovery from any failure Establishing resilient cloud architectures that act as pillars for enterprise cloud solutions Rapidly provisioning cloud storage devices, resources, and data with minimal management effort Enabling customers to configure and operate custom virtual networks in SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS environments Efficiently provisioning resources, monitoring runtimes, and handling day-to-day administration Implementing best-practice security controls for cloud service architectures and cloud storage Securing on-premise Internet access, external cloud connections, and scaled VMs Protecting cloud services against denial-of-service attacks and traffic hijacking Establishing cloud authentication gateways, federated cloud authentication, and cloud key management Providing trust attestation services to customers Monitoring and independently auditing cloud security Solving complex cloud design problems with compound super-patterns