Cloud Computing: A Practitioner’s Guide


A simple guide to Cloud Computing targeted towards CIOs and IT leaders who want to learn about the key technologies and deploy cloud based solutions.  The framework provides a blue-print / playbook to develop cloud adoption and migration strategy for your enterprise applications.

Cloud Computing is expected to take Information Technology Enabled Service (ITES) to the next level of scalability, agility, and performance, given the global focus on green initiatives and cost optimization. A step-by-step guide to plan, define, deploy, and manage Cloud-based solutions, this book also clearly shows how to derive benefits from these solutions. While laying out a clear path to create a new Cloud instance from scratch, the book discusses the migration of existing enterprise solutions to Cloud—thereby enabling any enterprise or Cloud provider to create a meaningful strategy. Well-equipped with case studies on Cloud usage in stock market and evolving educational services, real time examples, and a detailed section on

Frequently Asked Questions, this book covers:

  • The basics of Cloud computing
  • Business aspects and challenges
  • Processes and operating models
  • Infrastructure, monitoring, automation, and implementation
  • Leading Cloud providers
  • Cloud solutions and services

Additionally, the book addresses some of the key challenges—for example, privacy and data ownership—facing Cloud Computing today. The book is targeted towards hi-tech professionals and industry watchers of ITES. It will also prove handy and useful as a reference text for students, researchers, and teachers of Information and Communication Technology.