Synopses & Reviews
Cloud Computing is one of the top ten strategic technologies predicted to revolutionize the future of computing. Moving to the Cloud
provides application developers and technical architects with an in-depth introduction to cloud computing models, applications development paradigms, and technologies. The authors examine the cloud platforms and technologies in use today, not only describing how to program the APIs, but also comparing the concepts and technologies that underlie them. They examine methods for developing both client-side and cloud-side applications covering data parallelism, virtual infrastructures, thin web apps, rich client apps, and mashups. Key challenges such as scaling, security, and managing the cloud infrastructure are also addressed. The book concludes by discussing technologies related to Cloud Computing, along with key open issues, and emerging Cloud technology standards that will drive the continuing evolution of cloud computing.
- Includes complex case studies of Cloud applications actually implemented by Cloud experts from Yahoo! Amazon, IBM, and HP Labs.
- Presents insights and techniques for creating compelling rich client applications that interact with Cloud services.
- Demonstrates and distinguishes features of different Cloud platforms using simple to complex API programming examples.
About the Author
Chief Technologist, Hewlett Packard, Systems Technology and Software Division, Bangalore, India. He is responsible for new product and technology development with a focus on storage systems, self-healing and automated management. Dr. Sitaram is also responsible for University Relations, and Innovation activities at HP. He earned the PhD in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison; his R&D efforts have resulted in over a dozen granted US patents. He is co-author of Multimedia Servers: Applications, Environments and Design. Morgan Kaufmann, 2000.Senior Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Labs, Bangalore, India, where her research focuses on Personalization, Ontologies and Semantic Web. She is currently leading a research project on novel cloud services for simplifying web access. She obtained the M.E in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Her research has led to multiple US patents and international conference papers.
Senior Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Labs, Bangalore, India
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Infrastructure as a Service
Chapter 3: Platform as a Service
Chapter 4: Application as a Service
Chapter 5: Paradigms for Developing Cloud Applications
Chapter 6: Addressing the Cloud Challenges
Chapter 7: Security
Chapter 8: Managing the Cloud Infrastructure
Chapter 9: Related Technologies
Chapter 10: Future trends and Research Directions