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Cloud Computing
SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Virtualization, Business Models, Mobile, Security and More

Author(s): Dr. Kris Jamsa, MBA, PhD
  • ISBN-13: 9781449647391
  • ISBN-10:1449647391
  • Paperback    324 pages      © 2013
Price: $128.95 US List
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Cloud computing is changing the way businesses and users interact with computers and mobile devices. Gone are the days of expensive data centers, racks of disk drives, and large IT support teams. In their place are software applications delivered to users on demand from the cloud, high-capacity, auto-replicated, secure cloud-based disk-storage and databases, virtualized-server and desktop environments, and cloud-based collaboration tools which support on-premise-, remote-, and hybrid-team success. Within the pages of Cloud Computing, readers will find a hands-on introduction to the cloud, which will have them using cloud-based data storage to store personal documents, and to share photos and other digital media with other users and their own various devices, performing cloud-based automated backups, and using other cloud-based applications by the end of Chapter 1!

Readers will learn specifics about software as a service (Saas), platform as a service (Paas), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), server and desktop virtualization, and much more. Each chapter of the book presents a cloud topic, examines the underlying business case, and then takes the reader on a test drive. The chapters are filled with real-world case studies and the content is ideal for users wanting to migrate to the cloud, IT professionals seeking knowledge on cloud fundamentals, developers who will build the cloud solutions of the future, and CIOs wanting insights on the most recent cloud solutions.

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Instructor materials include: PowerPoint Lecture slides and Test Bank.  For additional resources, visit the author Kris Jamsa's site.

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Cloud Computing is ideal for students and users eager to migrate to the cloud,  IT professionals seeking knowledge on cloud fundamentals, developers who will build the cloud solutions of the future, and CIOs wanting insights on the most recent cloud solutions.

Chapter  1  Introducing the Cloud
Chapter  2  Software as a Service
Chapter  3  Platform as a Service
Chapter  4  Infrastructure as a Service
Chapter  5  ID Management as a Service
Chapter  6  Cloud-Based Data Storage Solutions
Chapter  7  Collaboration in the Cloud
Chapter  8  Understanding Virtualization
Chapter  9  Securing the Cloud
Chapter  10  Disaster Recovery and the Cloud
Chapter  11  Cloud Architectures SOA
Chapter  12  Managing the Cloud
Chapter  13  Migrating to the Cloud
Chapter  14  Cloud and Mobile Devices
Chapter  15  Governing the Cloud
Chapter  16  Evaluating the Cloud's Business Impact & Economics
Chapter  17  Designing Cloud-Based Applications
Chapter  18  Coding Cloud-Based Applications
Chapter  19  Application Scalability
Chapter  20  Future Trends

Dr. Kris Jamsa, MBA, PhD

Kris Jamsa, Ph.D., MBA is the author of a wide range of computer books the topics of which include programming languages, operating systems, database management, network security, and Internet protocols. Jamsa has architected, designed and implemented a variety of cloud-based for business and educational companies. Jamsa, with a Ph.D. in computer science and a Ph.D. in Education writes, teaches, codes, and consults from his ranch in Prescott, Arizona.

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  • Cloud Computing by computer expert Kris Jamsa is a superbly organized and presented 324 page compendium the presents an articulate and 'user friendly' introduction to cloud technologies in general, and specifics about an a service (SaaS), platform as service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and desktop virtualization in particular. Of special note are the real-world case studies providing examples of moving information into the cloud. Informed and informative, "Cloud Computer" is an excellent instructional textbook and a highly recommended addition to professional, community, and academic library Computer Science reference collections and supplemental reading lists.

    - James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

  • Preface
    Preview a detailed description of every chapter.

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ISBN-13: 9781449647391

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