Contents: Foreword. Prologue. Preface. Acknowledgements. About the Author. 1: First Drive. 2: Cloud Models. 3: Cloud as a Service. 4: Cloud Solutions. 5: Cloud Offerings. 6: Cloud Management. 7: Cloud Virtualization Technology. 8: Deep Dive: Cloud Virtualization. 9: Cloud and SOA. 10: Cloud Infrastructure Benchmarking. Appendix A: Cloud Performance Monitoring Commands. Appendix B: Understanding Sizing Lifecycle. Appendix C: Desktop Service: A VDI Perspective. Index.
This book addresses the core issues of cloud computing, infrastructure and virtualization.· The book is an interesting source of information both for people who want to experiment with cloud computing case studies, adoption criteria that face the need to deal with the inner levels of cloud infrastructure. It offers a hands-on approach to understanding the cloud computing infrastructure and different types of real world case studies and Techno-Socio-Economic view of cloud infrastructure and some of the design choices made by the frontiers of cloud computing.· The book focuses on: The real-world goals for, services provided by, and constraints on cloud computing infrastructure. The specification of cloud system structure, and the implementation of these specifications. The activities required in order to develop an assurance that the specifications and real-world goals have been met. The evolution of cloud computing over time and across computing arena.