Guide to Cloud Computing: Principles and Practice

Graham Hill, Laurie Hirsch, Peter Lake, Siavash Moshiri

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This book describes the landscape of cloud computing from first principles, leading the reader step-by-step through the process of building and configuring a cloud environment. The book not only considers the technologies for designing and creating cloud computing platforms, but also the business models and frameworks in real-world implementation of cloud platforms. Emphasis is placed on “learning by doing,” and readers are encouraged to experiment with a range of different tools and approaches.
Topics and features: includes review questions, hands-on exercises, study activities and discussion topics throughout the text; demonstrates the approaches used to build cloud computing infrastructures; reviews the social, economic, and political aspects of the on-going growth in cloud computing use; discusses legal and security concerns in cloud computing; examines techniques for the appraisal of financial investment into cloud computing; identifies areas for further research within this rapidly-moving field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages278
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4471-4603-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4471-4602-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameGuide to Cloud Computing
ISSN (Print)1617-7975


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