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The Evolution of Cloud Computing

How to plan for change

Clive Longbottom (author)

UK Price: £24.99 £18.74 EU Price: €31.99 €23.99 ROW (USD) Price: $39.99 $29.99 
ISBN: 9781780173580
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 170 x 244
Number of pages: 128
Publication date: 19 JAN 2018
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

With the ability to upload files securely and access them from anywhere, cloud computing has been positioned as today's ideal IT platform. However this has been stated before for many different IT architectural approaches, how is cloud different? Is what is being offered now an end point, or just the beginning of an evolution of how cloud is instantiated and used? This book looks at how we have got where we are, what cloud is promising now, and how cloud is likely to evolve and change as the future unfolds. Readers will be better able to ensure that decisions made now will hold them in good stead for the future, and they will have a better understanding of how to use cloud to deliver the best outcome for their organisations.
Clive Longbottom is founder and research director of industry analyst company, Quocirca. Clive began his analyst career with META Group before founding Quocirca to offer a new kind of industry analysis. He has seen the 'sharp end' of IT, and understands that technology has to be used to support an organisation's aim, not as an end into itself.
How we got here What is cloud? Basic cloud platforms Issues with cloud Scale out, scale up, scale through Cloud and data Virtualisation, shareable resources and elasticity The change in applications The future is hybrid Monitoring, measuring and managing the cloud Applications, virtual machines and containers The future for containers The need for technical contracts Full audit is required The ultimate future Use case scenarios

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