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Get your head into the clouds —learn what cloud computing is and how to use it
There's a lot more to cloud computing than you may realize. This book takes you through the options, what they can do for your company, how to choose the best approach for your business, and how to build a strategy. You'll learn about managing and securing cloud services and get down-to-earth advice about planning your move to the cloud.
Get hold of the cloud — discover how the cloud differs from traditional hardware/software-based resources
Techie nitty gritty — explore the technical foundation and evolution of the cloud
Show me the money — analyze how much a cloud data center can save your company in power, labor, property, and other expenses
The cloud tour — examine the elements of the cloud and service options for infrastructure, platform, and software
Who's in charge here? — learn about cloud management and how governance is defined inside the cloud
Risk and reward — recognize the assorted risks and how to determine acceptable risk levels
Cloud security — understand how to plan for a secure and compliant cloud environment
Plan for the plunge — create a detailed plan for implementation
Open the book and find:
The characteristics of the cloud
Important security issues and how to handle them
Cloud standards and best practices
Efficiencies of the cloud
Questions to ask a potential cloud vendor
Groups that clarify, promote, and maintain standards
How the cloud relates to SOA
How cloud users benefit from elasticity and scalability
Judith Hurwitz (President & CEO), Robin Bloor (Partner & Senior Consultant), Marcia Kaufman (Partner & COO), and Fern Halper (Partner & Senior Data Management Strategist) are executives at Hurwitz & Associates, strategy consultants specializing in cloud computing, information and service management, and SOA. The team works with industry leaders on strategy and planning. They are the authors of Service Management For Dummies and Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies.
A good book on Cloud Basics for business professionals. I've implemented and taught Cloud webinars for past several years. Read this book to see how author presents information. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chicago Buyer
Nothing like I expected. It is designed for high lever users. I will probably throw it away. The book is definitely not for dummies.Published 10 months ago by Fred Roberts
Very practical for system administrators because it is based on good architecture conceptPublished 13 months ago by Sylvain Rioux
Not too bad, but I found most of my instructions elsewhere.Published 16 months ago by Thomas A. Oliphant
As many already know, this book is for persons who are just getting started understanding Cloud. The book keeps it easy to understand IMP.Published 18 months ago by busykidsmom
I thought it was too technical for Dummies. Seriously, the subject is boring.... I don't know if there is a better book but this is a Dummies book I didn't like.Published 21 months ago by Frances H. Mullane
This book was great. It started off with the basics and slowly built up chapter after chapter. I would recommend.Published on November 21, 2013 by eve