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ISBN-13: 978-1118127193 ISBN-10: 1118127196 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118127196
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118127193
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Choose the right combination of public, private, and data center resources to empower your business

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

Learn to:

  • 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

About the Author

Judith Hurwitz is President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, specializing in cloud computing, service management, information management, and business strategy. Marcia Kaufman is COO and partner of Hurwitz & Associates, focusing on the cloud infrastructure, information management, and service management. Dr. Fern Halper is a partner at Hurwitz & Associates with extensive expertise in information management, big data, and analytics. Daniel Kirsch is an analyst at Hurwitz & Associates, focusing on cloud compliance, governance, security, and privacy.

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Judith S. Hurwitz is President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., a strategy consulting and research firm focused on the business value of emerging computing technologies. She is a published author and a renowned industry pundit providing strategic direction and industry insight to many of the major technology players. Hurwitz is known as a no-holds barred consultant who tells it like it is - whether that means telling an executive of a Fortune 500 software company that their strategy is lame or predicting the success or failure of a company coming out of left field. Because of her candor, she has been highly sought after for her insights and ability to provide strategic guidance. In 1996 BusinessWeek Magazine named her as one of the top 100 women in the computer industry; in 1997 she was named one of the top 100 intriguing women by Boston Magazine. Hurwitz was named a distinguished alumnus Boston University's College of Arts & Sciences in 2005 and is also a recipient of the 2005 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council award. Hurwitz holds a BS and MS degrees from Boston University and serves on several advisory boards of emerging companies and has started three consulting firms over the past 18 years. Along with her team at Hurwitz & Associates, she has authored several books in the Dummies series including: Cloud Computing for Dummies, Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies, and Service Management for Dummies. She also writes a popular technology blog - Judith Hurwitz's Cloud-Centric Weblog, and has published hundreds of articles and reports covering the computer industry.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By susan eustis on October 4, 2012
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Judith Hurwitz tackles the difficult topic of hybrid clouds with finesse and expertise. Hybrid cloud computing is transforming the costs of delivering business IT. The hybrid cloud deployment model is an efficient and secure way to manage transactions and analytical processing. Judith provides readable information about cloud processing. Judith addresses technology, questions to consider, and how to plan and deliver a move to a hybrid cloud environment. I highly recommend this book.
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I picked this book up because I follow technology stocks and was getting lost trying to understand the cloud and all the attendant issues surrounding it. It was most helpful but I wish the author had published " The Cloud for Really Dumb Dummies"
A shorter version would have been better for me.
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