Migrating Large-Scale Services to the Cloud

Author: Eric Passmore

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484218736

Category: Computers

Page: 91

View: 1359

This book reveals the technical challenges and successful implementation details of migrating MSN, Microsoft’s consumer content portal--a business with 450 million worldwide users--into the Cloud. Following a technique long used in aviation, medicine, and other fields, MSN’s Chief Technical Officer, Eric Passmore, describes the set of release, deployment, monitoring, and mitigation checklists used to build cloud services supporting hundreds of millions of users on Azure, Microsoft’s Public Cloud. An undertaking of this scale--involving services supported by a large team of engineers--involves unique challenges and risks. This book demonstrates through personal experience how to cut through the theory and provides checklists as a surprisingly simple antidote to the competing methodologies. This book works at two levels. At a fundamental level, businesses need to be successful in the cloud if they want to seize new opportunities and transform their business to compete successfully. This book provides a framework for success by identifying the "hidden" work as part of moving to the cloud. At a more practical, level there is an incredible hunger for simple to follow, "how-to" information on Cloud migration. This book is a reference guide to reduce risk and achieve success without requiring the busy reader to wade through theory. It contains simple to follow, "how-to" information on cloud migration. It is a reference guide to achieving success, and any team can modify these tasks to fit the needs of their own organization. Who This Book is For: Technology professionals who deploy services in the cloud or are thinking of moving to the cloud. Professionals in the DevOps and Cloud services fields need these skills to succeed in their current jobs or advance their careers.
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The Great Cloud Migration

Your Roadmap to Cloud Computing, Big Data and Linked Data

Author: Michael C. Daconta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478722557

Category: Computers

Page: 218

View: 1756

- Learn how to migrate your applications to the cloud! - Learn how to overcome your senior management's concerns about Cloud Security and Interoperability! - Learn how to explain cloud computing, big data and linked data to your organization! - Learn how to develop a robust Cloud Implementation Strategy! - Learn how a Technical Cloud Broker can ease your migration to the cloud! This book will answer the key questions that every organization is asking about emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Big Data and Linked Data. Written by a seasoned expert and author/co-author of 11 other technical books, this book deftly guides you with real-world experience, case studies, illustrative diagrams and in-depth analysis. * How do you migrate your software applications to the cloud? This book is your definitive guide to migrating applications to the cloud! It explains all the options, tradeoffs, challenges and obstacles to the migration. It provides a migration lifecycle and process you can follow to migrate each application. It provides in-depth case studies: an Infrastructure-as-a-Service case study and a Platform-as-a-Service case study. It covers the difference between application migration and data migration to the cloud and walks you through how to do both well. It covers migration to all the major cloud providers to include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google AppEngine and Microsoft Azure. * How do you develop a sound implementation strategy for the migration to the cloud? This book leverages Mr. Daconta's 25 years of leadership experience, from the Military to Corporate Executive teams to the Office of the CIO in the Department of Homeland Security, to guide you through the development of a practical and sound implementation strategy. The book's "Triple-A" Strategy: Assessment, Architecture then Action is must reading for every project lead and IT manager! * This book covers twenty migration scenarios! Application and data migration to the cloud
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Briggs

Enterprise Cloud epUB _1

Author: Barry Briggs,Eduardo Kassner

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509301992

Category: Computers

Page: 112

View: 8314

How do you start? How should you build a plan for cloud migration for your entire portfolio? How will your organization be affected by these changes? This book, based on real-world cloud experiences by enterprise IT teams, seeks to provide the answers to these questions. Here, you’ll see what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.
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Ahead in the Cloud

Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise It

Author: Stephen Orban

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981924318

Category:

Page: 334

View: 3494

Cloud computing is the most significant technology development of our lifetimes. It has made countless new businesses possible and presents a massive opportunity for large enterprises to innovate like startups and retire decades of technical debt. But making the most of the cloud requires much more from enterprises than just a technology change. Stephen Orban led Dow Jones's journey toward digital agility as their CIO and now leads AWS's Enterprise Strategy function, where he helps leaders from the largest companies in the world transform their businesses. As he demonstrates in this book, enterprises must re-train their people, evolve their processes, and transform their cultures as they move to the cloud. By bringing together his experiences and those of a number of business leaders, Orban shines a light on what works, what doesn't, and how enterprises can transform themselves using the cloud.
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Migrating to the Cloud

Oracle Client/Server Modernization

Author: Tom Laszewski,Prakash Nauduri

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1597496480

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 7234

Migrating to the Cloud: Oracle Client/Server Modernization is a reference guide for migrating client/server applications to the Oracle cloud. Organized into 14 chapters, the book offers tips on planning, determining effort and budget, designing the Oracle cloud infrastructure, implementing the migration, and moving the Oracle cloud environment into production. Aside from Oracle application and database cloud offerings, the book looks at various tools and technologies that can facilitate migration to the cloud. It includes useful code snippets and step-by-step instructions in database migration, along with four case studies that highlight service enablement of DOS-based applications, Sybase to Oracle, PowerBuilder to APEX, and Forms to Java EE. Finally, it considers current challenges and future trends in cloud computing and client/server migration. This book will be useful to IT professionals, such as developers, architects, database administrators, IT project managers, and executives, in developing migration strategies and best practices, as well as finding appropriate solutions. Focuses on Oracle architecture, Middleware and COTS business applications Explains the tools and technologies necessary for your legacy migration Gives useful information about various strategies, migration methodologies and efficient plans for executing migration projects
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Transitioning the Enterprise to the Cloud

A Business Approach

Author: Edward Mahon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692543924

Category:

Page: 178

View: 1308

Written by a practitioner for a practitioner, Transitioning The Enterprise to the Cloud: A Business Approach, focuses on identifying the costs, complexities, risks and benefits necessary to build a complete cloud sourcing strategy. The structure of this book is organized into five main parts: Part 1: Frames the conundrum the cloud presents Part 2: Provides a business perspective of the cloud Part 3: Outlines how and what to assess in your current technology environment Part 4: Suggests several potential cloud transition scenarios Part 5: Develops a cloud sourcing strategy TRANSITIONING THE ENTERPRISE TO THE CLOUD: A BUSINESS APPROACH An inconsistency exists between actual cloud adoption rates and the viewpoints and direct actions of those responsible for corporate information technology operations. On the one hand, information technology (IT) leaders generally believe the cloud more easily enables the implementation and management of technology services, from web and mobile application development to on-demand computing and storage. These leaders also appreciate the cloud's consumption-based pricing model over their current capital-intensive cost structures. Transitioning an IT operation to the cloud is expensive and risky. The transition, in turn, adds complexity to the overall support model. And, until the transition is complete, recurring costs actually go up. As if additional costs, increasing risk, and added complexity were not enough, deciding where to start is perplexing. Furthermore, a cloud transition can be disruptive and requires structured risk planning that must take into account the appropriate pace of change for a particular company.
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Architecting for Scale

High Availability for Your Growing Applications

Author: Lee Atchison

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491943416

Category: Computers

Page: 230

View: 9957

Every day, companies struggle to scale critical applications. As traffic volume and data demands increase, these applications become more complicated and brittle, exposing risks and compromising availability. This practical guide shows IT, devops, and system reliability managers how to prevent an application from becoming slow, inconsistent, or downright unavailable as it grows. Scaling isn’t just about handling more users; it’s also about managing risk and ensuring availability. Author Lee Atchison provides basic techniques for building applications that can handle huge quantities of traffic, data, and demand without affecting the quality your customers expect. In five parts, this book explores: Availability: learn techniques for building highly available applications, and for tracking and improving availability going forward Risk management: identify, mitigate, and manage risks in your application, test your recovery/disaster plans, and build out systems that contain fewer risks Services and microservices: understand the value of services for building complicated applications that need to operate at higher scale Scaling applications: assign services to specific teams, label the criticalness of each service, and devise failure scenarios and recovery plans Cloud services: understand the structure of cloud-based services, resource allocation, and service distribution
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Migrating Legacy Applications: Challenges in Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing Environments

Challenges in Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing Environments

Author: Ionita, Anca Daniela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466624892

Category: Computers

Page: 419

View: 3429

"This book presents a closer look at the partnership between service oriented architecture and cloud computing environments while analyzing potential solutions to challenges related to the migration of legacy applications"--Provided by publisher.
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Cloud Computing

Theory and Practice

Author: Dan C. Marinescu

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128128119

Category: Computers

Page: 588

View: 8169

Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. After an introduction to network-centric computing and network-centric content in Chapter One, the book is organized into four sections. Section One reviews basic concepts of concurrency and parallel and distributed systems. Section Two presents such critical components of the cloud ecosystem as cloud service providers, cloud access, cloud data storage, and cloud hardware and software. Section Three covers cloud applications and cloud security, while Section Four presents research topics in cloud computing. Specific topics covered include resource virtualization, resource management and scheduling, and advanced topics like the impact of scale on efficiency, cloud scheduling subject to deadlines, alternative cloud architectures, and vehicular clouds. An included glossary covers terms grouped in several categories, from general to services, virtualization, desirable attributes and security. Includes new chapters on concurrency, cloud hardware and software, challenges posed by big data and mobile applications and advanced topics Provides a new appendix that presents several cloud computing projects Presents more than 400 references in the text, including recent research results in several areas related to cloud computing
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Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Author: Tiffany C Vance,Nazila Merati,Chaowei Yang,May Yuan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012803193X

Category: Science

Page: 454

View: 4027

Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences provides the latest information on this relatively new platform for scientific computing, which has great possibilities and challenges, including pricing and deployments costs and applications that are often presented as primarily business oriented. In addition, scientific users may be very familiar with these types of models and applications, but relatively unfamiliar with the intricacies of the hardware platforms they use. The book provides a range of practical examples of cloud applications that are written to be accessible to practitioners, researchers, and students in affiliated fields. By providing general information on the use of the cloud for oceanographic and atmospheric computing, as well as examples of specific applications, this book encourages and educates potential users of the cloud. The chapters provide an introduction to the practical aspects of deploying in the cloud, also providing examples of workflows and techniques that can be reused in new projects. Provides real examples that help new users quickly understand the cloud and provide guidance for new projects Presents proof of the usability of the techniques and a clear path to adoption of the techniques by other researchers Includes real research and development examples that are ideal for cloud computing adopters in ocean and atmospheric domains
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The Enterprise Cloud

Best Practices for Transforming Legacy IT

Author: James Bond

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491907851

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 396

View: 8051

Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you're planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization's traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience. Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You'll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing. Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud
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Website Hosting and Migration with Amazon Web Services

A Practical Guide to Moving Your Website to AWS

Author: Jason Nadon

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484225899

Category: Computers

Page: 257

View: 8608

Understand the steps necessary to host your website using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. You will be able to set up your website for the first time or migrate your existing website. Explore scenarios, considerations, and steps for three types of websites, including hosting a static website, a content management system (CMS) based website, and a full-featured enterprise level website. Topic areas such as content storage in S3, compute resources in EC2, Route53 DNS Management, email services setup using Simple Email Service as well as strategies for high availability, fault tolerance, and website maintenance are covered. Website Hosting and Migration with Amazon Web Services is organized in a way that allows you to start with simple concepts using AWS core services that allow you to build knowledge and confidence using AWS services while exploring the latest technology on this ever-updating platform. Using AWS to host your website offers you more control over your infrastructure, content delivery, and ability to scale to fit your website needs. It’s time to take control and take your website to the next level. This engaging resource: Explains how to use the Amazon Web Services Free Tier to evaluate the platform for hosting your website Walks you through the setup and migration steps for three unique and popular web hosting scenarios Delivers hands-on experience with base concepts that can be built upon to grow and improve your website infrastructure Provides sample resources to test and understand the setup process fully What You'll Learn Evaluate Amazon Web Services (AWS) offered on the platform that may benefit your website Set up and maintain three unique types of websites using AWS core services, enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of what is capable for your website or future projects Select AWS services that can improve performance and control of your website Use AWS RDS to deliver a redundant database solution for your website Manage DNS, domain registration, and transfers in AWS Use CloudFront to deliver content efficiently on a global scale Who This Book Is For Small business owners, webmasters, freelance web designers, and others looking to have more control over their web content, save money by using a platform that charges for just the services you use, or grow the stability of their website by making it highly available, fault tolerant, and easily deployed; those looking to learn more about AWS Web Hosting options in general.
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Cloud Security and Privacy

An Enterprise Perspective on Risks and Compliance

Author: Tim Mather,Subra Kumaraswamy,Shahed Latif

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379513

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 3452

You may regard cloud computing as an ideal way for your company to control IT costs, but do you know how private and secure this service really is? Not many people do. With Cloud Security and Privacy, you'll learn what's at stake when you trust your data to the cloud, and what you can do to keep your virtual infrastructure and web applications secure. Ideal for IT staffers, information security and privacy practitioners, business managers, service providers, and investors alike, this book offers you sound advice from three well-known authorities in the tech security world. You'll learn detailed information on cloud computing security that-until now-has been sorely lacking. Review the current state of data security and storage in the cloud, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability Learn about the identity and access management (IAM) practice for authentication, authorization, and auditing of the users accessing cloud services Discover which security management frameworks and standards are relevant for the cloud Understand the privacy aspects you need to consider in the cloud, including how they compare with traditional computing models Learn the importance of audit and compliance functions within the cloud, and the various standards and frameworks to consider Examine security delivered as a service-a different facet of cloud security
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Cloud Native Infrastructure

Patterns for Scalable Infrastructure and Applications in a Dynamic Environment

Author: Justin Garrison,Kris Nova

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491984279

Category: Computers

Page: 160

View: 7986

Cloud native infrastructure is more than servers, network, and storage in the cloud—it is as much about operational hygiene as it is about elasticity and scalability. In this book, you’ll learn practices, patterns, and requirements for creating infrastructure that meets your needs, capable of managing the full life cycle of cloud native applications. Justin Garrison and Kris Nova reveal hard-earned lessons on architecting infrastructure from companies such as Google, Amazon, and Netflix. They draw inspiration from projects adopted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and provide examples of patterns seen in existing tools such as Kubernetes. With this book, you will: Understand why cloud native infrastructure is necessary to effectively run cloud native applications Use guidelines to decide when—and if—your business should adopt cloud native practices Learn patterns for deploying and managing infrastructure and applications Design tests to prove that your infrastructure works as intended, even in a variety of edge cases Learn how to secure infrastructure with policy as code
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Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud

Author: Ivan Mistrik,Rami Bahsoon,Nour Ali,Maritta Heisel,Bruce Maxim

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128093382

Category: Computers

Page: 470

View: 5889

Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud is designed to be a single resource that brings together research on how software architectures can solve the challenges imposed by building big data software systems. The challenges of big data on the software architecture can relate to scale, security, integrity, performance, concurrency, parallelism, and dependability, amongst others. Big data handling requires rethinking architectural solutions to meet functional and non-functional requirements related to volume, variety and velocity. The book's editors have varied and complementary backgrounds in requirements and architecture, specifically in software architectures for cloud and big data, as well as expertise in software engineering for cloud and big data. This book brings together work across different disciplines in software engineering, including work expanded from conference tracks and workshops led by the editors. Discusses systematic and disciplined approaches to building software architectures for cloud and big data with state-of-the-art methods and techniques Presents case studies involving enterprise, business, and government service deployment of big data applications Shares guidance on theory, frameworks, methodologies, and architecture for cloud and big data
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Cloud Architecture Patterns

Author: Bill Wilder

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449319777

Category: Computers

Page: 161

View: 4761

Do you need to learn about cloud computing architecture with Microsoft's Azure quickly? Read this book! It gives you just enough info on the big picture and is filled with key terminology so that you can join the discussion on cloud architecture.
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The Migration Ecology of Birds

Author: Ian Newton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080554839

Category: Science

Page: 984

View: 440

This book presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the most fascinating ecological findings of bird migration. It deals with all aspects of this absorbing subject, including the problems of navigation and vagrancy, the timing and physiological control of migration, the factors that limit their populations, and more. Author, Ian Newton, reveals the extraordinary adaptability of birds to the variable and changing conditions across the globe, including current climate change. This adventurous book places emphasis on ecological aspects, which have received only scant attention in previous publications. Overall, the book provides the most thorough and in-depth appraisal of current information available, with abundant tables, maps and diagrams, and many new insights. Written in a clear and readable style, this book appeals not only to migration researchers in the field and Ornithologists, but to anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject. * Hot ecological aspects include: various types of bird movements, including dispersal and nomadism, and how they relate to food supplies and other external conditions * Contains numerous tables, maps and diagrams, a glossary, and a bibliography of more than 2,700 references * Written by an active researcher with a distinguished career in avian ecology, including migration research
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Migrating to IPv6

A Practical Guide to Implementing IPv6 in Mobile and Fixed Networks

Author: Marc Blanchet

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 0470468904

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 450

View: 2684

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Migrating Applications to IPv6

Make Sure IPv6 Doesn't Break Your Applications

Author: Dan York

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449313205

Category: Computers

Page: 60

View: 1283

If IPv6 is to be adopted on a large scale, the applications running on desktop systems, laptops, and even mobile devices need to work just as well with this protocol as they do with IPv4. This concise book takes you beyond the network layer and helps you explore the issues you need to address if you are to successfully migrate your apps to IPv6. It's ideal for application developers, system/network architects, product managers, and others involved in moving your network to IPv6. Explore changes you need to make in your application's user interface Make sure your application is retrieving correct information from DNS Evaluate your app’s ability to store and process both IPv6 and IPv4 addresses Determine if your app exposes or consumes APIs where there are IP address format dependencies Work with the network layer to ensure the transport of messages to and from your app Incorporate IPv6 testing into your plans, and use the correct IPv6 addresses in your documentation
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Cloud Migration

Author: Tobias Höllwarth

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826692241

Category:

Page: 242

View: 6881

This book is designed for managers and entrepreneurs, who are considering improving the economics and flexibility of their IT solutions and infrastructures. The book is also for readers who wish to learn more about the Cloud, but do not want to become specialists.This book discusses the technical, legal, fiscal, economic, organisational and environmental aspects of Cloud services. If you are looking for practical advice on vendor selection and certification, as well as real world Cloud project case studies, this is the book to consult.It is the result of a highly cooperative project conducted by six master editors, and 50 authors from 11 countries. The people involved were lawyers, tax consultants, engineers, economists, IT consultants, and a number of others responsible for reviews and quality assurance. The Master Editors were: AKENINE Daniel, ASMA Jorg, GERED Arpad, PAULY Michael, TRAVNICEK Reinhard."This book helped me in a very short time to gain an overview of the opportunities and risks of cloud computing, and to clarify some important questions up front."Stefan Wagenhofer (CEO, Gas Connect Austria)TECHNOLOGYOperational ModelsService modelsPreconditionsSECURITYRisk managementForensicsSecure AccessLAWData ProtectionComplianceContractual recommendationsCONTROLAccounting DutiesTaxVAT questionsPROCESSESPlanningMigrationAuditingBUSINESSCloud StrategyBusiness ModelsImpactPRACTICAL PARTCloud CertificationElements of the ContractCase StudiesThe Author: Dr. Tobias Hollwarth is an economist with more than 20 years of experience as an enterprise consultant, specialising in IT projects.In this role he supp
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