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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: 172
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 claimed 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.
Part 1: Looking Back

1: Background

Part 2: The Cloud Now

2: The cloud
3: Why cloud?
4: Basic cloud platforms
5: Alternative cloud platforms
6: Alternative cloud models
7: Main types of SaaS cloud services
8: Where should a cloud platform reside?
9: Paying for cloud services

Part 3: The Very Near Future

10: Building the right cloud
11: Issues with cloud computing
12: Cloud and the 'CDs'
13: Creating the business case for the cloud
14: Scale out, scale up, scale through
15: Cloud and data
16: Cloud security
17: Virtualisation, shareable resources and elasticity
18: The change in applications
19: Applications, virtual machines and containers
20: Full audit is required
21: Monitoring, measuring and managing the cloud

Part 4: The Future of Cloud

22: The ultimate future
23: In conclusion

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