Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1118617618
ISBN-10: 1118617614
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From the Author

Architecting the Cloud was written to fill a void that existed when I started building my first cloud application back in 2008. Each chapter provides insights gained through my experiences, both things I got right and things I got wrong. My hope is that by sharing these experiences and providing a list of design considerations in a variety of areas of concern, my readers can make more precise design decisions and not have to rely as much on trial and error as I did when I first started. Cloud computing can offer tremendous benefits such as increased speed to market, lower total cost of ownership, and greater flexibility if designed correctly, but there are no silver bullets. To achieve these benefits, a pragmatic approach is required. This book aims to arm the reader with a long list of design considerations to help the reader achieve the goals that the cloud promises.

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Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS)

Providing decision makers with the pros and cons of each service model from the viewpoint of a consumer of cloud services, Architecting the Cloud is essential reading for any decision maker starting the vendor selection and development process for their cloud computing initiative. Author Michael Kavis presents you with an arsenal of design decisions to contemplate and highlights the critical areas of concern that all cloud architectures must contend with.

Guiding corporations through significant design considerations, Architecting the Cloud discusses the pros and cons of each cloud service model and highlights major design considerations in areas such as security, data storage, monitoring, APIs, and more. This timely book arms you with enough information to choose the right cloud service provider with guidance on:

  • The evolution of cloud computing
  • Cloud service models
  • How to avoid failure when moving to the cloud
  • Selecting the appropriate technologies and vendors
  • The importance of a pragmatic approach to architecture
  • Choosing the right cloud service model
  • The key to the cloud
  • Auditing in the cloud
  • Data considerations in the cloud
  • Security design in the cloud
  • Disaster recovery planning

The future of cloud computing can finally bring IT and the business closer together if its architects can select the proper service model so IT can focus less on IT's needs and more on business goals. Read Architecting the Cloud and discover how to set the direction for your business's cloud initiatives.

Product details

  • Hardcover : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1118617614
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1118617618
  • Product Dimensions : 6.2 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Item Weight : 14 ounces
  • Publisher : Wiley; 1st Edition (January 28, 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 78 ratings