The Weather Channel is making cloud computing a cornerstone in its architecture to support severe weather events like hurricanes and nor’easter blizzards. Business in the Cloud is a concise but informative insight into cloud computing, is a great tutorial to quickly educate yourself (without vendor biases) on the options and capabilities of cloud computing, and should be read by all business and IT leaders responsible for their organization’s infrastructure.’’ Dan Agronow Chief Technology Ofﬁcer, The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
Everybody’s talking about cloud services today. It’s one of the hot new buzzwords, but
most of the conversation is about how to develop custom applications in the cloud.
While that is a really important topic, it ignores another very useful attribute of a distributed
cloud: as a great place to build and host an IT infrastructure.
The dearth of discussion about this overlooked facet of cloud computing is the reason
I wrote this book.
Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure.
After a few months of respite brought about mainly by the provision of
longer-term liquidity by the Eurosystem in early 2012, the sovereign-debt
crisis intensified again in spring. However, financial markets have recovered
since July, helped by important policy decisions in the EU and the
announcement of further monetary easing on both sides of the Atlantic.
Sovereign yields in most vulnerable countries have receded somewhat since
summer. Risk appetite appears to have improved as stock markets have
recuperated the losses experienced earlier in the year.
You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure.
Microsoft has started later but with huge investments in the creation of new
data centres. In the fall of 2008, the leading software company has introduced a
cloud platform called Windows Azure, currently available only in a preview ver-
sion. Azure is able to provide a number of new technologies: a Windows-based en-
vironment in the cloud to store data in Microsoft data centres and to run applica-
tions; an infrastructure for both on-premises and cloud applications (through .
SharePoint Portal Server is an essential part of the enterprise infrastructure for many businesses. Building on the success of previous versions of SharePoint For Dummies, this new edition covers all the latest features of SharePoint 2013 and provides you with an easy-to-understand resource for making the most of all that this version has to offer. You'll learn how to get a site up and running, branded, and populated with content, workflow, and management.
If you're involved in planning IT infrastructure as a network or system architect, system administrator, or developer, this book will help you adapt your skills to work with these highly scalable, highly redundant infrastructure services.
While analysts hotly debate the advantages and risks of cloud computing, IT staff and programmers are left to determine whether and how to put their applications into these virtualized services.
Splunk is a data collection, indexing and visualization engine for operational intelligence. It's a powerful and versatile search and analysis engine that lets you investigate, troubleshoot, monitor, alert, and report on everything that's happening in your entire IT infrastructure from one location in real time. Splunk collects, indexes and harnesses all the fast moving machine data generated by our applications, servers, and devices - physical, virtual and in the cloud.
The initiative that emerged from these discussions within ARL came to be known as the
“Cloud Library” project, because it posited a future in which library collections and services
would be sourced from external providers, reducing local infrastructure and operational
expenditures in a manner analogous to the cloud-sourced business and computing solutions
that now prevail in the commercial and high-tech sectors. Funded by The Andrew W.
The battle for the clouds between these companies is going to reshape the ICT
market structure as PC distribution did in the 80s. But according to the Economist
cloud computing is unlikely to bring about quite such a dramatic shift. In essence, what it
does is take the idea of distributed computing a step farther. Still, it will add a couple of lay-
ers to the IT stack. One is made up of the cloud providers, such as Amazon and Google.
User Choice and Control. Similarly, project and process management are impacted by this type of effort. For
example, departments may find it easy to buy public cloud infrastructure services on a corporate credit
card for some projects. While this may be part of your plan, it must be managed by IT. Otherwise, users
can circumvent IT’s oversight of service-level, corporate policy, and compliance requirements. IT should
participate in the approval and procurement processes to ensure the corporate good.
Chapter 7 - Infrastructure, cloud computing, metrics, and business continuity planning: building and sustaining the dynamic enterprise. In this chapter, students will be able to: Describe how a service-oriented architecture can be used as a philosophical approach to help the organization of the future meet all its IT-related needs, define and describe the various hardware and software infrastructure considerations in an organization.
In preparation to this new scenario, many hardware and software companies are
investing to create new platforms able to attract customers on the clouds. Cloud
platforms provide services to create applications in competition or in alternative to
on-premises platforms, the traditional platforms based on an operating system as a
foundation, on a group of infrastructure services and on a set of packaged and cus-
A recent study of the International Data Corporation (2008) has examined the
role of IT cloud services across five major product segments representing almost
two-thirds of total enterprise IT spending (excluding PCs): business applications
(SaaS), infrastructure software, application development & deployment software,
servers and storage. Out of the $ 383 billion that firms have spent in 2008 for these
IT services only $ 16.2 billion (4%) could be classified as cloud services.
Chapter 3 - The internet and world wide web: E-commerce infrastructure. The following will be discussed in this chapter: Wikitude.me; the internet: technology background; packet switching; TCP/IP; Domain Names, DNS, and URLs; cloud computing;...
Chapter 3 - E-commerce infrastructure: the internet, web, and mobile platform. The following will be discussed in this chapter: Wikitude.me; the internet: technology background; packet switching; TCP/IP; Domain Names, DNS, and URLs; cloud computing.
RightScale takes much of the risk out of choosing a cloud
computing system by offering a free edition of its myCloud
platform for developing and testing private cloud infrastructures.
The open-source model is almost as revolutionary as the
technology. The company makes its profit from services, once
the cloud is up and running. Its specialty is fine-tuning servers to
handle different types of data seamlessly while providing strategies
that create as little downtime as possible.
Solar power systems are not without risks too.
Citrix XenServer is a complete, managed server virtualization platform built on the
Xen hypervisor. You can use XenServer for virtualizing Microsoft Windows and
Linux servers easily and efficiently.
XenServer is the enterprise-ready, cloud-proven virtualization platform that contains
all the capabilities required to create and manage a virtual infrastructure.
XenServer is available in four different editions. Starting from the free edition, you
will be able to set up a virtual infrastructure with live migration, snapshots, and