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.
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
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
Big data management is one of the major challenges facing business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Data sets such as customer transactions for a mega-retailer, weather patterns monitored by meteorologists, or social network activity can quickly outpace the capacity of traditional data management tools. If you need to develop or manage big data solutions, you'll appreciate how these four experts define, explain, and guide you through this new and often confusing concept. You'll learn what it is, why it matters, and how to choose and implement solutions that work.Effectively managing big data is an issue of growing importance to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, government, and IT professionals Authors are experts in information management, big data, and a variety of solutions Explains big data in detail and discusses how to select and implement a solution, security concerns to consider, data storage and presentation issues, analytics, and much more Provides essential information in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand style that is empowering
Big Data For Dummies cuts through the confusion and helps you take charge of big data solutions for your organization.
Whether you’re the IT person responsible for developing SOA or the executive who’s trying to get a handle on the concept, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you understand what SOA is, why it’s important, and how you can make the most of it. You’ll find out about the business and financial aspects of SOA, how to decide if you need it, and what it can mean to your bottom line. Discover how to:Identify the main components of SOA and how they work to create business processes Create reusable, flexible systems and avoid common pitfalls Deconstruct business processes and applications to identify their components, then put them together in new ways Construct SOA business applications for maximum adaptability Confirm quality in a situation that’s difficult to test, and assure the quality and consistency of your data Develop a governance strategy for SOA based on your company’s philosophy and culture Work with XML and understand how it’s used in SOA Maximize the benefits of unified communications Understand software ecosystems, rich interfaces, and the development lifecycle
Packed with real-life case studies illustrating how SOA has been applied in a variety of industries, Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition demystifies one of today’s hottest business tools.