Migrating Large-Scale Services to the Cloud

Author: Eric Passmore

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484218736

Category: Computers

Page: 91

View: 5622

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: 3717

- 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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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: 3192

"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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Moving to the Cloud Corporation

How to face the challenges and harness the potential of cloud computing

Author: L. Willcocks,W. Venters,E. Whitley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137347473

Category: Computers

Page: 213

View: 6575

Drawing on an international survey of over 1,000 business and executives, this book provides a management perspective on cloud technology. It outlines the need to know information for strategic decisions on cloud technology including its capabilities, how it can be implemented securely and the way forward for the next ten years.
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Guide to Biometrics for Large-Scale Systems

Technological, Operational, and User-Related Factors

Author: Julian Ashbourn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857294678

Category: Computers

Page: 201

View: 8151

This book considers biometric technology in a broad light, integrating the concept seamlessly into mainstream IT, while discussing the cultural attitudes and the societal impact of identity management. Features: summarizes the material covered at the beginning of every chapter, and provides chapter-ending review questions and discussion points; reviews identity verification in nature, and early historical interest in anatomical measurement; provides an overview of biometric technology, presents a focus on biometric systems and true systems integration, examines the concept of identity management, and predicts future trends; investigates performance issues in biometric systems, the management and security of biometric data, and the impact of mobile devices on biometrics technology; explains the equivalence of performance across operational nodes, introducing the APEX system; considers the legal, political and societal factors of biometric technology, in addition to user psychology and other human factors.
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Intelligent Multimedia Technologies for Networking Applications: Techniques and Tools

Techniques and Tools

Author: Kanellopoulos, Dimitris

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466628340

Category: Computers

Page: 530

View: 2443

As ubiquitous multimedia applications benefit from the rapid development of intelligent multimedia technologies, there is an inherent need to present frameworks, techniques and tools that adopt these technologies to a range of networking applications. Intelligent Multimedia Technologies for Networking Applications: Techniques and Tools promotes the discussion of specific solutions for improving the quality of multimedia experience while investigating issues arising from the deployment of techniques for adaptive video streaming. This reference source provides relevant theoretical frameworks and leading empirical research findings and is suitable for practitioners and researchers in the area of multimedia technology.
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Cloud Migration

Author: Tobias Höllwarth

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826692241


Page: 242

View: 2360

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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Scheduling of Large-scale Virtualized Infrastructures

Toward Cooperative Management

Author: Flavien Quesnel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118790316

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 8380

System virtualization has become increasingly common in distributed systems because of its functionality and convenience for the owners and users of these infrastructures. In Scheduling of Large-scale Virtualized Infrastructures, author Flavien Quesnel examines the management of large-scale virtual infrastructures with an emphasis on scheduling up to 80,000 virtual machines on 8,000 nodes. The text fills a need for updated software managing to meet the increasing size of virtual infrastructures. Virtual machine managers and virtual operators will appreciate this guide to improvement in cooperative software management.
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Cloud Computing

Author: Kris Jamsa

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449647391

Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 3297

Explains what cloud computing is and how this new technology is being used to make lives easier.
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Pervasive Computing and the Networked World

Joint International Conference, ICPCA-SWS 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, November 28-30, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Qiaohong Zu,Bo Hu,Atilla Elci

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642370152

Category: Computers

Page: 921

View: 495

This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Pervasive Computing and the Networked World, ICPCA-SWS 2012, held in Istanbul, Turkey, in November 2012. This conference is a merger of the 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA) and the 4th Symposium on Web Society (SWS). The 53 revised full papers and 26 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 143 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics from different research communities such as computer science, sociology and psychology and explore both theoretical and practical issues in and around the emerging computing paradigms, e.g., pervasive collaboration, collaborative business, and networked societies. They highlight the unique characteristics of the "everywhere" computing paradigm and promote the awareness of its potential social and psychological consequences.
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OpenStack Swift

Using, Administering, and Developing for Swift Object Storage

Author: Joe Arnold

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491903872


Page: 338

View: 7650

Get up and running with OpenStack Swift, the free, open source solution for deploying high-performance object storage clusters at scale. In this practical guide, Joe Arnold, co-founder and CEO of SwiftStack, brings you up-to-speed on the basic concepts of object storage and walks you through what you need to know to plan, build, operate, and measure the performance of your own Swift storage system. Object storage is essential today with the growth of web, mobile, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. This book helps you through the process, with separate sections on application development, installation, administration, and troubleshooting. Learn Swift’s concepts for organizing, distributing, and serving data Explore basic and advanced features of the Swift RESTful API Delve into Swift’s many client libraries, including useful Python features Write middleware to customize and simplify your storage system Understand requirements for planning a Swift deployment—including your specific use case Learn options for coaxing the best performance from your cluster Get best practices for daily operations, such as monitoring and planning capacity additions Pick up techniques for testing and benchmarking your Swift cluster

Communication Infrastructures for Cloud Computing

Author: Mouftah, Hussein T.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466645237

Category: Computers

Page: 583

View: 1587

Cloud computing has provided multiple advantages as well as challenges to software and infrastructure services. In order to be fully beneficial, these challenges facing cloud specific communication protocols must be addressed. Communication Infrastructures for Cloud Computing presents the issues and research directions for a broad range of cloud computing aspects of software, computing, and storage systems. This book will highlight a broad range of topics in communication infrastructures for cloud computing that will benefit researchers, academics, and practitioners in the active fields of engineering, computer science, and software.
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Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing

Third European Conference, ESOCC 2014, Manchester, UK, September 2-4, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Massimo Villari,Wolf Zimmermann,Kung-Kiu Lau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662448793

Category: Computers

Page: 190

View: 5702

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud computing, ESOCC 2014, held in Manchester, UK, in September 2014. The 13 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on cloud technology, service composition, software development and cloud technology, cloud computing, industry track.
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Planning and Designing the IP Broadcast Facility

A New Puzzle to Solve

Author: Gary Olson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317629760

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 168

View: 1409

The transition to computer-based technologies and file-based workflows is one of the most significant changes the broadcast and production industry has seen. Media is produced for multiple delivery platforms: Over the Air, Over the Top, large screen displays, cable, satellite, web, digital signage, tablets, and smartphones. These changes impact all aspects of creation, production, media management, technical operations, business processes, and distribution to end users. Of all the books and papers discussing storage mapping, packet transport, and compression algorithms, none puts all the pieces together and explains where these fit into the whole environment. Planning and Designing the IP Broadcast Facility is the first to provide a comprehensive understanding of the technology architecture, physical facility changes, and—most importantly—the new media management workflows and business processes to support the entire lifecycle of the IP broadcast facility from an engineering and workflow perspective. Key features: This beginning-to-end perspective gives you the necessary knowledge to make the decisions to implement a cost-effective file-based production and distribution system. The cohesive, big-picture viewpoint helps you identify the differences in a tape-based facility, then how to overcome the unique challenges of upgrading your plant. Case studies throughout the book serve as recommendations and examples of use, helping you weigh the pros and cons of various approaches.
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Practical Migration from x86 to LinuxONE

Author: Lydia Parziale,Eric R. Farman,Manoj S. Pattabhiraman,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738442283

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 6168

LinuxONE is a portfolio of hardware, software, and solutions for an enterprise-grade Linux environment. It has been designed to run more transactions faster and with more security and reliability specifically for the open community. It fully embraces open source-based technology. Two servers are available for LinuxONE: The LinuxONE Emperor and Rockhopper. The IBM LinuxONE Emperor server has these features: Near limitless scaling and support of up to 8,000 virtual Linux servers on a single footprint Intrinsic platform security, and safer and faster data encryption than x86 Faster critical workloads and near real-time insights with higher performance and throughput than x86 with a net lower cost per transaction Lowered costs by managing fewer servers, reducing complexity, gaining unparalleled utilization and applying usage-based pricing The IBM LinuxONE RockhopperTM server has these features: Unprecedented performance, security, and resiliency Scale up and out with up to one million Docker containers per system Manage more transactions more quickly with 34 percent greater capacity Gain faster response times with massive high-performance I/O throughput Faster insights with large memory configurations that are optimized for Linux Delivery of data and services on the world's most secure Linux platform Aside from still running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers, LinuxONE runs Ubuntu, which is popular on x86 hardware. Ubuntu, which runs the cloud, smartphones, a computer that can remote control a planetary rover for NASA, many market-leading companies, and the Internet of Things, is now available on IBM LinuxONE servers. Together, these two technology communities deliver the perfect environment for cloud and DevOps. Ubuntu 16.04 on LinuxONE offers developers, enterprises, and Cloud Service Providers a scalable and secure platform for next generation applications that include OpenStack, KVM, Docker, and JuJu. The following are reasons why you would want to optimize your servers through virtualization using LinuxONE: Too many distributed physical servers with low utilization A lengthy provisioning process that delays the implementation of new applications Limitations in data center power and floor space High total cost of ownership (TCO) Difficulty allocating processing power for a dynamic environment This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a technical planning reference for IT organizations that are considering a migration from their x86 distributed servers to LinuxONE. This book walks you through some of the important considerations and planning issues that you might encounter during a migration project. Within the context of a pre-existing UNIX based or x86 environment, it presents an end-to-end view of the technical challenges and methods necessary to complete a successful migration to LinuxONE.
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Cloud Computing

Principles and Paradigms

Author: Rajkumar Buyya,James Broberg,Andrzej M. Goscinski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118002209

Category: Computers

Page: 664

View: 9265

The primary purpose of this book is to capture the state-of-the-art in Cloud Computing technologies and applications. The book will also aim to identify potential research directions and technologies that will facilitate creation a global market-place of cloud computing services supporting scientific, industrial, business, and consumer applications. We expect the book to serve as a reference for larger audience such as systems architects, practitioners, developers, new researchers and graduate level students. This area of research is relatively recent, and as such has no existing reference book that addresses it. This book will be a timely contribution to a field that is gaining considerable research interest, momentum, and is expected to be of increasing interest to commercial developers. The book is targeted for professional computer science developers and graduate students especially at Masters level. As Cloud Computing is recognized as one of the top five emerging technologies that will have a major impact on the quality of science and society over the next 20 years, its knowledge will help position our readers at the forefront of the field.
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Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering

Author: David Jin,Sally Lin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642302238

Category: Computers

Page: 715

View: 8356

CSIE2012 is an integrated conference concentrating its focus on Computer Science and Information Engineering . In the proceeding, you can learn much more knowledge about Computer Science and Information Engineering of researchers from all around the world. The main role of the proceeding is to be used as an exchange pillar for researchers who are working in the mentioned fields. In order to meet the high quality of Springer, AISC series, the organization committee has made their efforts to do the following things. Firstly, poor quality paper has been refused after reviewing course by anonymous referee experts. Secondly, periodically review meetings have been held around the reviewers about five times for exchanging reviewing suggestions. Finally, the conference organizers had several preliminary sessions before the conference. Through efforts of different people and departments, the conference will be successful and fruitful.
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Guide to Cloud Computing for Business and Technology Managers

From Distributed Computing to Cloudware Applications

Author: Vivek Kale

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482219220

Category: Computers

Page: 578

View: 8449

Guide to Cloud Computing for Business and Technology Managers: From Distributed Computing to Cloudware Applications unravels the mystery of cloud computing and explains how it can transform the operating contexts of business enterprises. It provides a clear understanding of what cloud computing really means, what it can do, and when it is practical to use. Addressing the primary management and operation concerns of cloudware, including performance, measurement, monitoring, and security, this pragmatic book: Introduces the enterprise applications integration (EAI) solutions that were a first step toward enabling an integrated enterprise Details service-oriented architecture (SOA) and related technologies that paved the road for cloudware applications Covers delivery models like IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, and deployment models like public, private, and hybrid clouds Describes Amazon, Google, and Microsoft cloudware solutions and services, as well as those of several other players Demonstrates how cloud computing can reduce costs, achieve business flexibility, and sharpen strategic focus Unlike customary discussions of cloud computing, Guide to Cloud Computing for Business and Technology Managers: From Distributed Computing to Cloudware Applications emphasizes the key differentiator—that cloud computing is able to treat enterprise-level services not merely as discrete stand-alone services, but as Internet-locatable, composable, and repackageable building blocks for generating dynamic real-world enterprise business processes.
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Cloud Native Architectures

Design high-availability and cost-effective applications for the cloud

Author: Tom Laszewski,Kamal Arora,Erik Farr,Piyum Zonooz

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787284891

Category: Computers

Page: 354

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Learn and understand the need to architect cloud applications and migrate your business to cloud efficiently Key Features Understand the core design elements required to build scalable systems Plan resources and technology stacks effectively for high security and fault tolerance Explore core architectural principles using real-world examples Book Description Cloud computing has proven to be the most revolutionary IT development since virtualization. Cloud native architectures give you the benefit of more flexibility over legacy systems. To harness this, businesses need to refresh their development models and architectures when they find they don’t port to the cloud. Cloud Native Architectures demonstrates three essential components of deploying modern cloud native architectures: organizational transformation, deployment modernization, and cloud native architecture patterns. This book starts with a quick introduction to cloud native architectures that are used as a base to define and explain what cloud native architecture is and is not. You will learn what a cloud adoption framework looks like and develop cloud native architectures using microservices and serverless computing as design principles. You’ll then explore the major pillars of cloud native design including scalability, cost optimization, security, and ways to achieve operational excellence. In the concluding chapters, you will also learn about various public cloud architectures ranging from AWS and Azure to the Google Cloud Platform. By the end of this book, you will have learned the techniques to adopt cloud native architectures that meet your business requirements. You will also understand the future trends and expectations of cloud providers. What you will learn Learn the difference between cloud native and traditional architecture Explore the aspects of migration, when and why to use it Identify the elements to consider when selecting a technology for your architecture Automate security controls and configuration management Use infrastructure as code and CICD pipelines to run environments in a sustainable manner Understand the management and monitoring capabilities for AWS cloud native application architectures Who this book is for Cloud Native Architectures is for software architects who are keen on designing resilient, scalable, and highly available applications that are native to the cloud.
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