Computer Communications and Networks

Guide to Cloud Computing

Principles and Practice

Authors: Hill, R., Hirsch, L., Lake, P., Moshiri, S.

  • Includes review questions, hands-on exercises, study activities and discussion topics throughout the text
  • Describes the key technologies involved in cloud computing, and demonstrates the approaches used to build cloud computing infrastructures
  • Explores the use of cloud computing in business environments
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About this Textbook

This book describes the landscape of cloud computing from first principles, leading the reader step-by-step through the process of building and configuring a cloud environment. The book not only considers the technologies for designing and creating cloud computing platforms, but also the business models and frameworks in real-world implementation of cloud platforms. Emphasis is placed on “learning by doing,” and readers are encouraged to experiment with a range of different tools and approaches. 
Topics and features: includes review questions, hands-on exercises, study activities and discussion topics throughout the text; demonstrates the approaches used to build cloud computing infrastructures; reviews the social, economic, and political aspects of the on-going growth in cloud computing use; discusses legal and security concerns in cloud computing; examines techniques for the appraisal of financial investment into cloud computing; identifies areas for further research within this rapidly-moving field.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Hill (Univ. of Derby, UK) and fellow UK academics provide a comprehensive overview of cloud computing. After reading their book, audiences will be well informed about topics … and the kinds of applications that are well suited for cloud computing. … As this is a book about the technology, it is best suited for business managers and others considering cloud computing for its strategic aspects. … Summing Up: Recommended. Business and computer science collections serving upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers.” (F. H. Wild III, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), July, 2013)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introducing Cloud Computing

    Hill, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Business Adoption Models and Legal Aspects of the Cloud

    Hill, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

  • Social, Economic and Political Aspects of the Cloud

    Hill, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 43-61

  • Cloud Technology

    Hill, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 65-89

  • Cloud Services

    Hill, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 91-119

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4603-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4602-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5828-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Cloud Computing
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice
Authors
Series Title
Computer Communications and Networks
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4603-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4603-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4602-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5828-8
Series ISSN
1617-7975
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 278
Topics