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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About the Author

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.

About the Publisher

Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets. Visit the Jones & Bartlett Learning site additional technology book solutions.

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Chapter 1: Introducing Cloud Computing

Chapter 2: Software as a Service (SaaS)

Chapter 3: Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Chapter 4: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Chapter 5: Identity as a Service (IDaaS)

Chapter 6: Data Storage in the Cloud

Chapter 7: Collaboration in the Cloud

Chapter 8: Virtualization

Chapter 9: Securing the Cloud

Chapter 10: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 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