REDUCE CLOUD COMPUTING COST - 101 IDEAS TO SAVE MILLIONS IN PUBLIC CLOUD SPENDING is a book for Information Technology & Finance professionals who are looking for desperate ways to reduce their spending on Amazon, Microsoft or Google public cloud services, without adding risks to their business operations. Leading technology researchers point to the fact that companies waste anywhere between 25-35 % of their cloud budget due to poor planning and bad governance. Researchers also emphasize that 2 out of 3 companies today are looking for ways to optimize their public cloud cost. In this book, you will learn -40 best practices to buy, provision and control cost of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) landscape -25 smart tricks to negotiate discounts before buying Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription licenses -20 recommendations to optimize usage of Platform as a Service (PaaS) products -16 suggestions for effective planning & governance of public cloud budget By the end of reading this book, you will gain actionable advice on what needs to be done to manage public cloud expenditure and create an organizational culture of coding while keeping cloud cost in control.
The primary purpose of this book is to capture the state-of-the-art in Cloud Computing technologies and applications. The book will also aim to identify potential research directions and technologies that will facilitate creation a global market-place of cloud computing services supporting scientific, industrial, business, and consumer applications. We expect the book to serve as a reference for larger audience such as systems architects, practitioners, developers, new researchers and graduate level students. This area of research is relatively recent, and as such has no existing reference book that addresses it. This book will be a timely contribution to a field that is gaining considerable research interest, momentum, and is expected to be of increasing interest to commercial developers. The book is targeted for professional computer science developers and graduate students especially at Masters level. As Cloud Computing is recognized as one of the top five emerging technologies that will have a major impact on the quality of science and society over the next 20 years, its knowledge will help position our readers at the forefront of the field.
Cloud computing is widely recognised as a mean for bringing cost savings and better utilisation of resources to the IT departments and their limited budgets. Cloud computing, where IT is delivered as an on-demand pay-per-use service, is rapidly evolving from a hype to a serious alternative to traditional IT procurement. This development is vastly driven by big international players. If the Nordic region is to influence and gain from this development it is essential that the Nordic governments act now. This report sets the scene for a common understanding of the notion of cloud computing across the Nordic region. The report offers a list of recommendations for key action points where cooperation across the Nordic region will be beneficial in order to establish the Nordic region as a driving force for cloud computing in the public sector.
There has never been a Public Cloud Guide like this. Public Cloud 34 Success Secrets is not about the ins and outs of Public Cloud. Instead, it answers the top 34 questions that we are asked and those we come across in our forums, consultancy and education programs. It tells you exactly how to deal with those questions, with tips that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast! This comprehensive guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces everything you want to know to be successful with Public Cloud. A quick look inside of the subjects covered: ITIL: Process Overview The process for developing capabilities is aligned with...., Private Cloud Computing, The 4th stage of cloud development: What it consists of and how to reach it, Finding the right cloud computing solution for your business, Public Cloud Computing and IaaS, Cloudbursting, Public Cloud Computing as a Utility is Gaining Popularity, Unisys and Interoute are bringing us a new type of IaaS, Are we about to see an Amazon vs. Google Cloud scuffle?, 3 types of Cloud Computing technologies which the average person uses on a daily basis, ITIL creates a solid foundation for any Cloud, private or public, How NASA and Cloud Computing are connected, Where in the world is Cloud Computing headed?, Cloud Computing, Clarified...for the Confused, Deployment Models, In spite of global economic woes, Cloud Computing is still growing and generating profits, Who are some of the top Cloud Computing service providers?, Demand for public cloud computing services rising, Hybrid Cloud Computing, Compute Infrastructure Services, Recent Gartner report shows demand for public cloud computing services rising, Service Catalog: These options are published and distributed in some form of...., Finding the right cloud computing solution for your business, Cloud-Enabled BPM Platforms, ITIL training only further facilitates the abilities of Cloud Computing service providers, Virtual Private Cloud Computing, Cisco's Cloud Connected Solution is positioned to bring more businesses to the cloud, What are Advanced Persistent Threats and how do they affect Cloud Computing as a whole?, How ITIL can help in maintaining low Cloud Computing costs, Service Catalog: Service Level Management Service Catalog Demand Management Financial Management...., What is the difference between private and hybrid IaaS?, Say Hello to Cloud Management, Why Cloud Computing Foundation is the right choice for the serious professional, What are the real costs of cloud computing?, and much more...
An Examination of the Feasibility of Public Cloud Computing by Enterprise Businesses
Author: Nicholas Guantai
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2014 in the subject Computer Science - Commercial Information Technology, grade: 4.5, Egerton University, language: English, abstract: Cloud computing has 3 primary service models including SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, which are classified depending on the level for which a service user interacts with the service provider’s systems in accessing memory, processing power and storage. Deployment models of cloud computing include hybrid, community, public and private clouds depending on the approach to hosting and the number of clients sharing a resource. Due to the prohibitive nature of private cloud computing and requirement for specialized systems in community clouds, the most suitable approach to cloud computing for small and medium enterprises is public cloud computing. In this regard, this study was aimed at determining the extent to which implementation of public cloud computing by enterprise companies is feasible. Due to the cultural and the absence of law in Saudi Arabia ensuring the protection of data in the cloud, challenges in implementing cloud computing in the country are related to adherence to the data governance structure. For instance, privacy and security are important for enterprise companies since the local culture values the safeguarding of family and individual information. In addition, information transferred through the cloud system must adhere to the conservative philosophy and data privacy, which limits the level of compatibility in cloud computing between Saudi Arabia and the western world. Since most service providers are based in the west, companies have to identify a service provider that tailors its products to suit the market in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, implementation of public cloud computing in Saudi Arabia is feasible as long as companies select a service provider with a positive reputation, limit posting of sensitive information to the cloud server, and implement cloud computing gradually to avert the possibility of complete failure. This study determined that SaaS cloud computing is feasible for enterprise companies in Saudi Arabia, but further study is required to examine the feasibility of IaaS and PaaS. In addition, a larger study should be done to collect quantitative data to determine the implications of cloud computing in a representative sample.
Mastering Cloud Computing is designed for undergraduate students learning to develop cloud computing applications. Tomorrow's applications won’t live on a single computer but will be deployed from and reside on a virtual server, accessible anywhere, any time. Tomorrow's application developers need to understand the requirements of building apps for these virtual systems, including concurrent programming, high-performance computing, and data-intensive systems. The book introduces the principles of distributed and parallel computing underlying cloud architectures and specifically focuses on virtualization, thread programming, task programming, and map-reduce programming. There are examples demonstrating all of these and more, with exercises and labs throughout. Explains how to make design choices and tradeoffs to consider when building applications to run in a virtual cloud environment Real-world case studies include scientific, business, and energy-efficiency considerations
Author: National Institute of Standard Sand Technology
NIST Special Publication 800-144 - Cloud computing can and does mean different things to different people. The common characteristics most interpretations share are on-demand scalability of highly available and reliable pooled computing resources, secure access to metered services from nearly anywhere, and displacement of data and services from inside to outside the organization. While aspects of these characteristics have been realized to a certain extent, cloud computing remains a work in progress. This publication provides an overview of the security and privacy challenges pertinent to public cloud computing and points out considerations organizations should take when outsourcing data, applications, and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.~
As information systems used for research and educational purposes have become more complex, there has been an increase in the need for new computing architecture. High performance and cloud computing provide reliable and cost-effective information technology infrastructure that enhances research and educational processes. Handbook of Research on High Performance and Cloud Computing in Scientific Research and Education presents the applications of cloud computing in various settings, such as scientific research, education, e-learning, ubiquitous learning, and social computing. Providing various examples, practical solutions, and applications of high performance and cloud computing; this book is a useful reference for professionals and researchers discovering the applications of information and communication technologies in science and education, as well as scholars seeking insight on how modern technologies support scientific research.
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Cloud computing can and does mean different things to different people. The common characteristics most interpretations share are on-demand scalability of highly available and reliable pooled computing resources, secure access to metered services from nearly anywhere, and displacement of data and services from inside to outside the organisation. While aspects of these characteristics have been realised to a certain extent, cloud computing remains a work in progress. This book provides an overview of the security and privacy challenges pertinent to public cloud computing and points out considerations organisations should take when outsourcing data, applications, and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.
Cloud computing can and does mean different things to different people. The common characteristics most interpretations share are on-demand scalability of highly available and reliable pooled computing resources, secure access to metered services from nearly anywhere, and displacement of data and services from inside to outside the organization. While aspects of these characteristics have been realized to a certain extent, cloud computing remains a work in progress. This publication provides an overview of the security and privacy challenges pertinent to public cloud computing and points out considerations organizations should take when outsourcing data, applications, and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.
The amount of data in everyday life has been exploding. This data increase has been especially significant in scientific fields, where substantial amounts of data must be captured, communicated, aggregated, stored, and analyzed. Cloud Computing with e-Science Applications explains how cloud computing can improve data management in data-heavy fields such as bioinformatics, earth science, and computer science. The book begins with an overview of cloud models supplied by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and then: Discusses the challenges imposed by big data on scientific data infrastructures, including security and trust issues Covers vulnerabilities such as data theft or loss, privacy concerns, infected applications, threats in virtualization, and cross-virtual machine attack Describes the implementation of workflows in clouds, proposing an architecture composed of two layers—platform and application Details infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions based on public, private, and hybrid cloud computing models Demonstrates how cloud computing aids in resource control, vertical and horizontal scalability, interoperability, and adaptive scheduling Featuring significant contributions from research centers, universities, and industries worldwide, Cloud Computing with e-Science Applications presents innovative cloud migration methodologies applicable to a variety of fields where large data sets are produced. The book provides the scientific community with an essential reference for moving applications to the cloud.
cloud computing topic specially study for IT Industries. cloud computing future most demand in the world.there are using a differant sectors. follow the cloud computing topic conver in this ebook 1.Overview Cloud Computing 2.Evolution of Cloud Computing 3.Types of cloud computing 4.Characteristics of Cloud Computing 5.Intranets and Clouds 6.Benefits and challenges of cloud computing 7.Usage scenarios and Applications 8.major players in cloud computing 9.Cloud Models 10.Public, Private, Hybrid, and Community Clouds 11.Types of Clouds Services 12.Service Providers 13.Introduction to MapReduce 14.Hadoop Framework 15.Infrastructure cloud computing 16.Cloud api 17.Cloud Storage 18.Cloud Storage Providers 19.Centralizing Email Communications 20.Collaborating on Schedules 21.Project Management and Contact Management 22.Types of Virtualization 23.System VM 24.virtual machine properties 25.Virtual Box 26.Cloud security challenges 27.mobile internet devices and the cloud
The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more. Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.
Cloud computing continues to emerge as a subject of substantial industrial and academic interest. Although the meaning and scope of “cloud computing” continues to be debated, the current notion of clouds blurs the distinctions between grid services, web services, and data centers, among other areas. Clouds also bring considerations of lowering the cost for relatively bursty applications to the fore. Cloud Computing: Principles, Systems and Applications is an essential reference/guide that provides thorough and timely examination of the services, interfaces and types of applications that can be executed on cloud-based systems. The book identifies and highlights state-of-the-art techniques and methods for designing cloud systems, presents mechanisms and schemes for linking clouds to economic activities, and offers balanced coverage of all related technologies that collectively contribute towards the realization of cloud computing. With an emphasis on the conceptual and systemic links between cloud computing and other distributed computing approaches, this text also addresses the practical importance of efficiency, scalability, robustness and security as the four cornerstones of quality of service. Topics and features: explores the relationship of cloud computing to other distributed computing paradigms, namely peer-to-peer, grids, high performance computing and web services; presents the principles, techniques, protocols and algorithms that can be adapted from other distributed computing paradigms to the development of successful clouds; includes a Foreword by Professor Mark Baker of the University of Reading, UK; examines current cloud-practical applications and highlights early deployment experiences; elaborates the economic schemes needed for clouds to become viable business models. This book will serve as a comprehensive reference for researchers and students engaged in cloud computing. Professional system architects, technical managers, and IT consultants will also find this unique text a practical guide to the application and delivery of commercial cloud services. Prof. Nick Antonopoulos is Head of the School of Computing, University of Derby, UK. Dr. Lee Gillam is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing at the University of Surrey, UK.
The Open Group’s long awaited guidance on Cloud is now published! Cloud Computing is the major evolution today in computing. It describes how the internet has enabled organizations to access computing resources as a commodity and when needed – in much the same way as households access household utilities. For Enterprises with complex and expensive IT systems, the idea of paying on demand for someone else to provide IT services is attractive. This authoritative guide is specifically designed for business managers to understand the benefits that can be achieved; including Improved timeliness and agility Resource optimisation Control and reduction of costs More innovation Increased security Decreased exposure to risk Demonstration of compliance Improved quality of support Improved business continuity resource The authoritative title, published by the globally respected Open Group, gives Managers reliable and independent guidance that will help to support decisions and actions in this key operational area.