Cloud Computing Concepts, Technology and Architecture

ISBN-10: 0133387526

ISBN-13: 9780133387520

Edition: 2013

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Cloud Computing: Concepts & Technologyorganizes proven and mature cloud computing technologies and practices into a series of well-defined concepts, models, and technology mechanisms. In doing so, it establishes the first complete and concrete foundation for learning, teaching, and understanding the field of cloud computing. Best-selling service technology author Thomas Erl and two leading cloud technology experts present modern cloud technology in a vendor-neutral manner that fully aligns with common industry usage. They focus on demonstrating how cloud technology mechanisms operate at a conceptual and architectural level, and how these are combined to establish the most common cloud-based environments and solutions. Through this approach, they eliminate the ambiguity and confusion that has plagued the cloud industry, making it easier to understand alternatives and ultimately make better choices about strategy, planning, deployment, and management. Coverage includes:Cloud delivery and deployment models, including IaaS; SaaS; and PaaSCloud benefits, including agility, scalability, elasticity, and resilienceCloud enabling technologies, technology mechanisms, and architectureSecurity in cloud environmentsProvider perspectives on implementation and managementConsumer perspectives on usage and managementEconomic metrics and cloud pricingTechnical metrics and cloud SLAsCloud contractsAppendices include case study conclusions, industry standards, vendor lists, virtualization platform solutions and vendors, sample pricing policies and SLAs, and brief previews of emerging technologies.
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List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 5/10/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Objectives of This Book
What This Book Does Not Cover
Who This Book Is For
How This Book Is Organized
Symbols and Figures
Summary of Key Points
Additional Information
Updates, Errata, and Resources (
Referenced Specifications (
The Service Technology Magazine (
International Service Technology Symposium (
What Is Cloud? (
What Is REST? (
Cloud Computing Design Patterns (
Service-Orientation ( Certified Cloud (CCP) Professional ( SOA Certified (SOACP) Professional (
Notification Service
Case Study Background
Case Study #1: ATN
Technical Infrastructure and Environment
Business Goals and New Strategy
Roadmap and Implementation Strategy
Case Study #2: DTGOV
Technical Infrastructure and Environment
Business Goals and New Strategy
Roadmap and Implementation Strategy
Case Study #3: Innovartus Technologies Inc
Technical Infrastructure and Environment
Business Goals and Strategy
Roadmap and Implementation Strategy
Fundamental Cloud Computing
Understanding Cloud Computing
Origins and Influences
A Brief History
Business Drivers
Capacity Planning
Cost Reduction
Organizational Agility
Technology Innovations
Grid Computing
Technology Innovations vs. Enabling Technologies
Basic Concepts and Terminology
IT Resource
Cloud Consumers and Cloud Providers
Horizontal Scaling
Vertical Scaling
Cloud Service
Cloud Service Consumer
Goals and Benefits
Reduced Investments and Proportional Costs
Increased Scalability
Increased Availability and Reliability
Risks and Challenges
Increased Security Vulnerabilities
Reduced Operational Governance Control
Limited Portability Between Cloud Providers
Multi-Regional Compliance and Legal Issues
Fundamental Concepts and Models
Roles and Boundaries
Cloud Provider
Cloud Consumer
Cloud Service Owner
Cloud Resource Administrator
Additional Roles
Organizational Boundary
Trust Boundary
Cloud Characteristics
On-Demand Usage
Ubiquitous Access
Multitenancy (and Resource Pooling)
Measured Usage
Cloud Delivery Models
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Comparing Cloud Delivery Models
Combining Cloud Delivery Models
IaaS + PaaS
IaaS + PaaS + SaaS
Cloud Deployment Models
Public Clouds
Community Clouds
Private Clouds
Hybrid Clouds
Other Cloud Deployment Models
Cloud-Enabling Technology
Broadband Networks and Internet Architecture
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
Connectionless Packet Switching (Datagram Networks)
Router-Based Interconnectivity
Physical Network
Transport Layer Protocol
Application Layer Protocol
Technical and Business Considerations
Connectivity Issues
Network Bandwidth and Latency Issues
Cloud Carrier and Cloud Provider Selection
Data Center Technology
Standardization and Modularity
Remote Operation and Management
High Availability
Security-Aware Design, Operation, and Management
Computing Hardware
Storage Hardware
Network Hardware
Carrier and External Networks Interconnection
Web-Tier Load Balancing and Acceleration
LAN Fabric
SAN Fabric
NAS Gateways
Other Considerations
Virtualization Technology
Hardware Independence
Server Consolidation
Resource Replication
Operating System-Based Virtualization
Hardware-Based Virtualization
Virtualization Management
Other Considerations
Web Technology
Basic Web Technology
Web Applications
Multitenant Technology
Service Technology
Web Services
REST Services
Service Agents
Service Middleware
Case Study Example
Fundamental Cloud Security
Basic Terms and Concepts
Security Controls
Security Mechanisms
Security Policies
Threat Agents
Anonymous Attacker
Malicious Service Agent
Trusted Attacker
Malicious Insider
Cloud Security Threats
Traffic Eavesdropping
Malicious Intermediary
Denial of Service
Insufficient Authorization
Virtualization Attack
Overlapping Trust Boundaries
Additional Considerations
Flawed Implementations
Security Policy Disparity
Risk Management
Case Study Example
Cloud Computing Mechanisms
Cloud Infrastructure Mechanisms
Logical Network Perimeter
Case Study Example
Virtual Server
Case Study Example
Cloud Storage Device
Cloud Storage Levels
Network Storage Interfaces
Object Storage Interfaces
Database Storage Interfaces
Relational Data Storage
Non-Relational Data Storage
Case Study Example
Cloud Usage Monitor
Monitoring Agent
Resource Agent
Polling Agent
Case Study Example
Resource Replication
Case Study Example
Ready-Made Environment
Case Study Example
Specialized Cloud Mechanisms
Automated Scaling Listener
Case Study Example
Load Balancer
Case Study Example
SLA Monitor
Case Study Example
SLA Monitor Polling Agent
SLA Monitoring Agent
Pay-Per-Use Monitor
Case Study Example
Audit Monitor
Case Study Example
Failover System
Case Study Example
Case Study Example
Resource Cluster
Case Study Example
Multi-Device Broker
Case Study Example
State Management Database
Case Study Example
Cloud Management Mechanisms
Remote Administration System
Case Study Example
Resource Management System
Case Study Example
SLA Management System
Case Study Example
Billing Management System
Case Study Example
Cloud Security Mechanisms
Symmetric Encryption
Asymmetric Encryption
Case Study Example
Case Study Example
Digital Signature
Case Study Example
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Case Study Example
Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Case Study Example
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Case Study Example
Cloud-Based Security Groups
Case Study Example
Hardened Virtual Server Images
Case Study Example
Cloud Computing Architecture
Fundamental Cloud Architectures
Workload Distribution Architecture
Resource Pooling Architecture
Dynamic Scalability Architecture
Elastic Resource Capacity Architecture
Service Load Balancing Architecture
Cloud Bursting Architecture
Elastic Disk Provisioning Architecture
Redundant Storage Architecture
Case Study Example
Advanced Cloud Architectures
Hypervisor Clustering Architecture
Load Balanced Virtual Server Instances Architecture
Non-Disruptive Service Relocation Architecture
Zero Downtime Architecture
Cloud Balancing Architecture
Resource Reservation Architecture
Dynamic Failure Detection and Recovery Architecture
Bare-Metal Provisioning Architecture
Rapid Provisioning Architecture
Storage Workload Management Architecture
Case Study Example
Specialized Cloud Architectures
Direct I/O Access Architecture
Direct LUN Access Architecture
Dynamic Data Normalization Architecture
Elastic Network Capacity Architecture
Cross-Storage Device Vertical Tiering Architecture
Intra-Storage Device Vertical Data Tiering Architecture
Load Balanced Virtual Switches Architecture
Multipath Resource Access Architecture
Persistent Virtual Network Configuration Architecture
Redundant Physical Connection for Virtual Servers Architecture
Storage Maintenance Window Architecture
Working With Clouds
Cloud Delivery Model Considerations
Cloud Delivery Models: The Cloud Provider Perspective
Building IaaS Environments
Data Centers
Scalability and Reliability
Equipping PaaS Environments
Scalability and Reliability
Optimizing SaaS Environments
Cloud Delivery Models: The Cloud Consumer Perspective
Working with IaaS Environments
IT Resource Provisioning Considerations
Working with PaaS Environments
IT Resource Provisioning Considerations
Working with SaaS Services
Case Study Example
Cost Metrics and Pricing Models
Business Cost Metrics
Up-Front and On-Going Costs
Additional Costs
Case Study Example
Product Catalog Browser
On-Premise Up-Front Costs
On-Premise On-Going Costs
Cloud-Based Up-Front Costs
Cloud-Based On-Going Costs
Client Database
On-Premise Up-Front Costs
On-Premise On-Going Costs
Cloud-Based Up-Front Costs
Cloud-Based On-Going Costs
Cloud Usage Cost Metrics
Network Usage
Inbound Network Usage Metric
Outbound Network Usage Metric
Intra-Cloud WAN Usage Metric
Server Usage
On-Demand Virtual Machine Instance Allocation Metric
Reserved Virtual Machine Instance Allocation Metric
Cloud Storage Device Usage
On-Demand Storage Space Allocation Metric
I/O Data Transferred Metric
Cloud Service Usage
Application Subscription Duration Metric
Number of Nominated Users Metric
Number of Transactions Users Metric
Cost Management Considerations
Pricing Models
Additional Considerations
Case Study Example
Virtual Server On-Demand Instance Allocation
Virtual Server Reserved Instance Allocation
Cloud Storage Device
WAN Traffic
Service Quality Metrics and SLAs
Service Quality Metrics
Service Availability Metrics
Availability Rate Metric
Outage Duration Metric
Service Reliability Metrics
Mean-Time Between Failures (MTBF) Metric
Reliability Rate Metric
Service Performance Metrics
Network Capacity Metric
Storage Device Capacity Metric
Server Capacity Metric
Web Application Capacity Metric
Instance Starting Time Metric
Response Time Metric
Completion Time Metric
Service Scalability Metrics
Storage Scalability (Horizontal) Metric
Server Scalability (Horizontal) Metric
Server Scalability (Vertical) Metric
Service Resiliency Metrics
Mean-Time to Switchover (MTSO) Metric
Mean-Time System Recovery (MTSR) Metric
Case Study Example
SLA Guidelines
Case Study Example
Scope and Applicability
Service Quality Guarantees
Usage of Financial Credits
SLA Exclusions
Case Study Conclusions
Industry Standards Organizations
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)
Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)
The Open Group
Open Cloud Consortium (OCC)
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Liberty Alliance
Open Grid Forum (OGF)
Mapping Mechanisms to Characteristics
Data Center Facilities (TIA-942)
Primary Rooms
Electrical Room
Mechanical Room
Storage and Staging
Offices, Operations Center, and Support
Telecommunications Entrance
Computer Room
Environmental Controls
External Electrical Power Provider Interconnection
Power Distribution
Uninterruptible Power Source (UPS)
Power Engine-Generator
Infrastructure Redundancy Summary
Emerging Technologies
Autonomic Computing
Grid Computing
Service Grids
Cloud Provisioning Contracts
Cloud Provisioning Contract Structure
Terms of Service
Service Usage Policy
Security and Privacy Policy
Warranties and Liabilities
Rights and Responsibilities
Termination and Renewal
Specifications and SLAs
Pricing and Billing
Other Issues
Legal and Compliance Issues
Auditability and Accountability
Changes in the Contract Terms and Conditions
Cloud Provider Selection Guidelines
Cloud Provider Viability
Cloud Business Case Template
Business Case Identification
Business Needs
Target Cloud Environment
Technical Issues
Economic Factors
About the Authors
About the Foreword Contributor
About the Contributors
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