From small start-ups to major corporations, companies of all sizes have embraced cloud computing for the scalability, reliability, and cost benefits it can provide. It has even been said that cloud computing may have a greater effect on our lives than the PC and dot-com revolutions combined.Filled with comparative charts and decision trees, Impleme
Cloud Computing: Is it Old Mainframe Bess in CI New Dress?. Brief Overview of Major Concepts in Cloud Computing. Advanced Cloud Concepts. Considerations for Choosing Your Toolset. Determining Application Suitability. Picking and Choosing Among the Tool Vendors and Service Providers. Cloud Applications for Improving Business Practices. Developing Cloud Applications from Scratch. Migrating Legacy Applications. Developing Non-traditional Applications for the Cloud. Version Control. Testing of Cloud Applications. Project Management, Budgeting Considerations and Lifecycle Management. Economics of Cloud Computing. Summary of Providers and Services. Amazon. Google Apps. Windows Azure. Sales Force. VM Virtualization Technology. Other Tools and Services. Akamai and Scalability Tools. Value-added Cloud Hosting Services. Specialized Implementation Tools.