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Whether you’re planning or just starting to think about your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book will help you evaluate existing public and private cloud technologies and service providers. Author James Bond, Chief Technologist for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, shows business and IT executives how to adopt cloud services and transform from traditional managed data center services to a service-oriented cloud environment. You’ll learn real-world lessons in operations, security, billing/financials, application transformation, and deployment.
Gain real-world guidance for planning, deploying, and managing IT in a cloud-computing environment
Use best practice checklists based on lessons learned in cloud adoption
Learn about cloud from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of your own private or hybrid cloud
Get updated definitions and trends in cloud computing, deployment models, and how to build or buy cloud services
Understand hybrid cloud computing and the future of data center modernization
Chapter 1Planning and Architecture
Chapter 4Application Transformation
Chapter 5Billing and Procurement
Chapter 6Cloud Security
Chapter 7Cloud Management
Chapter 8Hybrid and Cloud Brokering
Chapter 9Industry Trends and Future Cloud Computing
James Bond has over 25 years experience in the IT industry and is currently a Chief Technologist for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services (HPES). James has designed and deployed countless data centers, server farms, networks, and enterprise applications for large commercial and public sector Government clients—he was building hosted application services long before the term “cloud” was first used in the industry.
Mr. Bond has built several Application Service Provider and Software-?as-?a-?Service companies and practices in the past 10 years serving in Chief Technology Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Vice President, Senior Architect, and Software Development roles. He is currently focused on cloud computing and creating technology reference architectures and solution deployment standards for HPES. He routinely delivers technology strategy and lessons learned briefings to C-?level executives— both educating and providing guidance on how to transition to cloud computing environments and lessons learned based on the first five years of the cloud industry and this new style of IT service delivery.
Mr. Bond has a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology from the University of Maryland and has received numerous industry certifications and awards throughout his career. While this is his first published book, he has been a long-?time contributor to numerous industry magazines and blogs as well as speaker at IT conferences.