|The Cloud at Your Service
The when, how, and why of enterprise cloud computing
Jothy Rosenberg and Arthur Mateos
Foreword by Anne Thomas Manes
November 2010 | 272 pages | B&W
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Practically unlimited storage, instant scalability, zero-downtime upgrades, low start-up costs, plus pay-only-for-what-you-use without sacrificing security or performance are all benefits of cloud computing. But how do you make it work in your enterprise? What should you move to the cloud? How? And when?
The Cloud at Your Service answers these questions and more. Written for IT pros at all levels, this book finds the sweet spot between rapidly changing details and hand-waving hype. It shows you practical ways to work with current services like Amazon's EC2 and S3. You'll also learn the pros and cons of private clouds, the truth about cloud data security, and how to use the cloud for high scale applications.
- How to build scalable and reliable applications
- The state of the art in technology, vendors, practices
- What to keep in-house and what to offload
- How to migrate existing IT to the cloud
- How to build secure applications and data centers
About the Authors
A PhD in computer science, Jothy Rosenberg is a former Duke professor, author of three previous books, and serial entrepreneur involved in the cloud movement from its infancy. A technology entrepreneur with a PhD in nuclear physics from MIT, Arthur Mateos has brought to market pioneering SaaS products built on the cloud.
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
“I strongly recommend this book for business and IT managers, leaders and consultants. Another noteworthy point is that authors are eloquent in English and could convey unambiguously what they intended to tell to the perspective readers.”
—Pethuru Raj PhD
“I can say that this is a book that everyone involved in software development and in IT infostructure should read. I think that even managers, with the responsibility to decide on the architecture and those who are responsible for finances, should read it. If the cloud is not in 99% of your projects (there is of course a percentage of projects that for critical requirements have to stay on an in-house solution), it is just because managers don't understand it... yet!”
—Luigi Agosti, Dzone