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Cloud Computing

Technologies and Strategies of the Ubiquitous Data Center

Cloud Computing by Brian J.S. Chee
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What Is a Cloud?
In This Chapter
In the Beginning
Computer Services Become Abstract
The ISO-OSI Model: Seven Layers of Abstraction
ODBC: The Abstract Database
OpenGL: Abstract Images
Demand Abstraction
What Can You Do with a Cloud?
   Beowulf
   Grid Computing
   Virtualization
What Would You Like in Your Cloud?
The Anytime, Anyplace Cloud
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 1 

Grids, HPCs, and Clouds
In This Chapter
Scientific Computing and Its Contribution to Clouds
Defining Terms: Grids and HPCs
Software for Grids and HPCs
Examples of Grid Applications
   A Grid for the Stars
   A Grid for Proteins
High-Performance Computing in Blue Hawaii
Scheduling Grids and HPCs
How Grid Scheduling Works
   Phase I: Resource Discovery
   Phase II: System Selection
   Phase III: Job Execution
Grid Versus HPC Versus Cloud
Cloud Development Stage 1: Software as a Service and Web 2.0
Cloud Development Stage 2: Hosted Virtualization
Cloud Development Stage 2.5: Playing the "Energy Savings" Card
Cloud Development Stage 3: True Clouds
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 2

Virtualization and the Cloud: What’s the Difference?
In This Chapter
Virtualization as the Foundation for Clouds
The Missing Link Between Virtualization and Clouds
Virtualization: Abstraction in a Box
Instances
Managing Instances
Beginning and Perfecting Cloud Computing
Utopian Clouds?
Accounting for Clouds
A Matter of Trust
Self-Provisioned Virtual Servers
From Virtual Computing to the Cloud
Developing into the Cloud
Clouds: Minimum Commitments and Maximum Limits
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 3

Applications for Clouds
In This Chapter
Introduction
Browser Versus Desktop (aka Thick Versus Thin)
Plug-ins and Code Generators
The Advantages of Low-Level Languages
A Brief History of High-Level Languages
Database Abstraction and Putting the Database on the Web
Different Clouds for Different Applications
   Processing Clouds
   Storage Clouds
   Email Protection Clouds
Strategies for Getting People into Clouds
Throwaway Clouds
Traveling Clouds
Occasional-Use Clouds
Company in a Box
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 4 

Business in the Cloud
In This Chapter
Business Concerns About IT
Can Your Business Cloud?
Bandwidth and Business Limits
   Testing for Clouds
   Remote Access and the Long March to the Clouds
Traditional Server Load Balancing
The Virtualization Load Response
Computing on Demand as a Business Strategy
The Cloud Model for Partnerships
Seeding the Clouds of Federation
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 5

Cloud Providers
In This Chapter
Marketing the Cloud
The "Cloud City Market"
   Amazon
   Google
   Microsoft
   Client-Server and Other Asynchronous Methods
   Other Clouds
   Emerging Cloud Tools
Application Clouds
   Personal Productivity Clouds
   Trends Driving Us Toward Clouds
   Zoho
   SaaS Apps Turning into Clouds
The Edge of the Cloud
   Energy Clouds
Who’s Who in the Clouds?
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 6

Cloud Issues
In This Chapter
Stability
Partner Quality
Longevity
Business Continuity
Service-Level Agreements
   Differing Opinions
Agreeing on the Service of Clouds
Solving Problems
What It Takes to Reach an Agreement
   Quality of Service
   Quality in the Cloud
Security in the Cloud
   How Big Is Your Fence?
   Where Is Your Fence?
Regulatory Issues and Accountability
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 7

Strategies for Clouds
In This Chapter
Key Cloud Strategies: First Steps
Thinking About Peaks and Valleys
Energy Issues
Experiments and Wild Hares
Dipping Your Toes into Virtualization
Planning for Success
Trial Projects for the Cloud
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 8

Cloud Security
In This Chapter
What Can You Do with Cloud Security?
Cloud Authentication
Cloud Filtering
Why Is Cloud Security Good?
What Are the Limits of Cloud Security?
What Is the Future of Cloud Security?
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 9 

The Future of the Cloud
In This Chapter
Putting Our Crystal Ball into Perspective
Cloud Development Tools in Perspective
Clouds of Different Types
Media Clouds
Security Clouds
App-Specific Clouds
Office Desktop and Groupware Clouds
Computing Clouds
Mobile Clouds
Changing the Definition of Virtualization
Making Your Application Cloud Aware
What Should a Cloud Descriptor Language Contain?
What Are the Back Office Issues, and How Do You Pay for a Cloud?
The Cloud Is the Computer
Clouds Flight Path for Chapter 10
Glossary

CRC Press; April 2010
290 pages; ISBN 9781439806173
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Title: Cloud Computing
Author: Brian J.S. Chee; Curtis Franklin Jr.
 
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