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 Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, covering cloud computing, IT infrastructure, open source and Internet of Things. Prior to that he was Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene Buest is top cloud computing blogger in Germany and one of the worldwide top 50 bloggers in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s 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. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He 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.
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