Cloud Essentials employs the popular Essentials series approach by effectively and comfortably explaining key concepts and topics to readers seeking an understanding of cloud computing and it’s potential in the modern enterprise. Presented in full-color, this practical book covers basic cloud computing concepts allowing readers to gain a core understanding of cloud computing. Each chapter begins by clearly identifying what readers will learn in the chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts and then engaging readers in hands-on tutorials and review to gain strong understanding of the chapter topics. Chapters conclude with suggested exercises and review questions that allow readers to reinforce their understanding.
• What is Cloud Computing?
• Cloud Models
• Service Models
• Current Cloud Technologies
• Cloud Business Value
• Cloud Infrastructure Planning
• Strategies for Cloud Adoption
• Applications in the Cloud
• Cloud Service Rollout
• Cloud Service-Level Management
• Security in the Cloud
• Privacy and Compliance
Kirk Hausman is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland and Assistant Commandant for IT, PR and Strategic Communications for Texas A&M University. Kirk has been an ISO and Director of IT services in health care and a researcher in cyber terrorism, cyber security, distance education, high-performance computing and sustainable energy technologies.
Susan Cook is an IT Manager at Texas A&M University, specializing in enterprise risk assessment and compliance.
Telmo Sampaio is the Main Geek at MCTrainer.NET, his own training and consulting company. He travels the world teaching Microsoft employees and partners on different technologies and in 2011 he did a world tour presenting on cloud