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    Cloud Computing - D

    iscussion Starters for IT Professionals

    Cloud Computing is a game-changing technology that has been a trending subject for career-driven IT Professionals. As a concept, cloud computing represents a paradigm shift on how systems are deployed. As a technology, cloud computing refers to the applications and services running on a distributed network using virtualized resources, and accessed using Internet protocols and networking standards.

    This book is a collection of unique discussion starters providing you with some food for thought on the lat-est Cloud Computing ideas and concepts. These articles will ultimately help you form an educated opinion on the usability of Cloud Computing for your current career path. These educational resources will help guide you on a practical path toward the global phenomenon of Cloud Computing. A variety of related discussion questions have also been included to encourage and facilitate a more thorough understanding of the subject.

    A range of imperative Cloud Computing subjects have been addressed by The Art of Service team to en-sure you have a valuable educational resource to add to your Cloud Computing toolbox. Articles cover and delve into subjects such as Virtualization, Service-Orientated Architecture (SOA) modeling and integration, maintaining security within the Cloud, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and public Cloud Computing, IaaS capabilities, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud storage, Cloud vendors, and many more.

    This book provides a broad view of cloud computing and covers all integral concepts, tools, management and security systems, common concerns, and implementation processes. The content has been designed to help you build a solid foundation for your Cloud Computing knowledge to grow from. As a result, you will be more valuable to your company and future employers.

    About The Art of ServiceAs a cutting-edge IT service framework company, The Art of Service is leading the way in providing high-end, client-focused books, toolkits, and online education programs. The company is one of the most trusted sources globally for the career-driven IT professional.

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    Ivanka Menken

    Educational resources to help guide you on a practicalpath toward successful Cloud Computing

    Cloud ComputingDiscussion Starters for

    IT Professionals

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    Table of Contents

    Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Chapter 1: Cloud Introduction 7What is Cloud Computing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Just how far has Cloud Computing progressed over the last 2 years? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Say hello to Cloud Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Virtualization, moving to the Cloud, and Cloud Bursting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Are the economic concepts promised in Cloud Computing legitimate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Cloud Computing is here to stay, heres why! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Where in the world is Cloud Computing headed? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Demystifying Cloud Computing: for the average person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22What to look for in a Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Computing certification course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Cloud Computing certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Discussion Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    Chapter 2 : SOA and Cloud 29Service-Oriented Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30SOA infrastructure (for the Cloud) vs . traditional IT architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32How can Cloud Computing and SOA be leveraged together? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Integrating Cloud Computing and SOA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36SOA Security (and Governance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38SOA Testing Needed to Retain Performance & Reliability Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40SOA Modeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42SOA: (Best) Practices (& Standards) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Why should you consider metering SOA and Cloud Computing services? . . . . . . . . . . . 46Info (Data) -Centric SOA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Discussion Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

    Chapter 3: Cloud Security 51The 3 biggest cloud computing risks for businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52Service outages and security issues, but optimistic about Cloud Computing . . . . . . . . 54Cloud Computing & Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Cloud Computing security concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Maintaining security within the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60What kinds of security benefits will Cloud Computing bring to your business? . . . . . . 63How advanced persistent threats affect Cloud Computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65Discussion Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

    Chapter 4: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS 68Public Cloud Computing and IaaS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69IaaS appears to be outperforming other types of cloud services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71What is it that makes IaaS such a practical choice? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73Is IaaS the best place for businesses seeking to get started in Cloud Computing? . . . 75What is the difference between private and hybrid IaaS? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

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    Is IaaS the new face of IT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79IaaS captures a sizable chunk of the IT outsourcing market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81What the future of IaaS (Cloud Computing) might look like . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83What is IaaS capable of? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85What to look for in an IaaS vendor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87Platform as a Service (PaaS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89Why cant we agree on the definition of Cloud Computing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91Cloud APaaS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93Looking at Cloud Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95Cloudbursting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97Cloud Computing for the Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99Experts are foreseeing big changes in Cloud computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101The cloud tradeoff: ownership vs . leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103Taxing the Cloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105Discussion Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

    Chapter 5: Examples of cloud vendors 108IBMs cloud computing venture is designed for businesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109Cloud services brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111The lowdown on Oracles new IaaS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113A closer look at Amazon's EC2 and S3 services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115Discussion Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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