Titel: Cloud Computing: Assessing Azure, Amazon EC2, Google App Engine and Hadoop for IT Decision Making and Developer Career Growth
Autor: Paul Fisher, Rajiv Pant, Jeremy Edberg
“This book is an industry-leading primer on cloud computing: its background, the purpose it serves, how the cloud can be best utilized, which platforms offer which features, and how to get started. Cloud computing is one of today’s most interesting technologies, but remains a bit mercurial and mysterious. It can mean a lot of different things to different people. By tracing several real-world scenarios—from the requirement gathering through the design, coding, and deployment phases—this book will give you a clear understanding of what it takes to build and deploy a successful, scalable application that leverages cloud computing platforms and tools.
Furthermore, this book emphasizes the critical differences between legacy IT approaches, and explains the methodologies and features available through a cloud-based model. Frameworks and tools such as Amazon EC2, Azure, Google App Engine, Hadoop, CouchDB, Memcache, and JavaSpaces are introduced, illustrating how each technology is best utilized within the context of cloud computing.
In the end, this book clears the air and empowers you—whether you’re an IT decision maker or a career progression–minded developer—with the information and knowledge necessary to fully consider the implications of migrating to, developing, and/or using cloud-driven applications.
What you’ll learn
- How to take the vagueness out of cloud computing
- The core concepts and considerations of cloud computing
- When and when not to go to the cloud
- How to weigh the varying factors that go into ROI-based decisions of going into the cloud
- How to use various cloud computing platforms such as Amazon, Azure, and Google App Engine
- How to use cloud-based techniques and strategies
Who is this book for?
This book is intended for anyone interested in the shift currently occurring in the IT industry, in which IT resources and CPU utilization are becoming standard commodities. This book covers both general theoretical concepts and hands-on, real-world examples—targeting this book to both businesspeople and developers alike.”
About the Author (Author Profile)Rene Buest is Principal Analyst and Senior Advisor at renebuest research, covering cloud computing, business technology and collaboration. He is member of the GigaOm Pro Analyst Network and top cloud computing blogger in Germany. Worldwide he is one of the top 50 bloggers in this area. For more than 16 years he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies. Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional cloud computing and technology articles, speaker and participant of experts rounds. On CloudUser.de he writes about topics from the fields of cloud computing, it-infrastructures, technologies, management and strategies and is moving on Twitter via his account @ReneBuest. Rene Buest is organizer of numerous cloud computing and technology events. Covering the CloudCamp Hamburg 2010, CloudCamp Frankfurt 2012, CloudOps Summit 2012 and the Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure User Groups in Germany. Rene Buest is a fully qualified specialist for system integration und holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn. Detailed curriculum vitaes are hosted on XING and LinkedIn.
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