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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Planning and Architecture

    1. Transitioning from Traditional IT

    2. The Evolution of Cloud Computing

    3. Definitions of Cloud Computing and “As a Service”

    4. Cloud Deployment Models

    5. Analysis and Comparison of Cloud Deployment Models

    6. Cloud Service Models

    7. Other Cloud Service Subcategories

    8. Planning and Architecture Best Practices

  2. Chapter 2 Operational Transformation

    1. Transforming Managed Services

    2. Beginning the Cloud Transition

    3. Virtualization

    4. Automation

    5. Providing Customers Transparency to the Cloud

    6. Accessing Cloud Services

    7. Data Sovereignty and On-Shore Support Operations

    8. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and Operational Process Changes

    9. Using Existing Operational Staff

    10. Operational Transformation Best Practices

  3. Chapter 3 Deploying Your Cloud

    1. Deciding Whether to Consume or Build

    2. Cloud Infrastructure

    3. Managing Scope, Releases, and Customer Expectations

    4. Deployment Best Practices

  4. Chapter 4 Application Transformation

    1. Evolving Your Applications for the Cloud

    2. Application Categories

    3. Application Characteristics

    4. The New Approach to Application Development and Delivery

    5. Application Transformation Methodology

    6. Application Assessment

    7. Application Transformation Best Practices

  5. Chapter 5 Billing and Procurement

    1. Capital Versus Operational Expenses

    2. Concerns with “Build It and They Will Come”

    3. Online Ordering and Approval Workflow

    4. Financial Tracking and Billing

    5. Legal and Contract Agreements

    6. Licensing

    7. The Current Cloud Industry: A Summary of the Leading Providers and Integrators

    8. Billing and Procurement Best Practices

  6. Chapter 6 Cloud Security

    1. Cloud Security Planning and Design

    2. Security in an Automated Cloud Environment

    3. Identity Management and Federation

    4. Customer Accreditation of Cloud Services

    5. Data Sovereignty and On-Shore Support Operations

    6. Cloud Security Certifications

    7. Cloud Security Best Practices

  7. Chapter 7 Cloud Management

    1. Understanding the Cloud Management System Architecture

    2. Orchestrating Automated Actions

    3. Creating Reports and Dashboards

    4. Managing Systems and Services

    5. Providing Self-Service Control Panels

    6. Software Applications and Packaging

    7. Cloud Management Platforms: The Build Versus Buy Decision

    8. Open Source Cloud Platforms and Industry Standards

    9. Cloud Management Best Practices

  8. Chapter 8 Hybrid and Cloud Brokering

    1. What Is a Cloud Broker

    2. Key Hybrid and Brokering Terminology

    3. Hybrid Cloud Versus Cloud Broker

    4. The NIST Cloud Broker Architecture

    5. Cloud Broker Functional Architecture

    6. Governance

    7. Data Portability

    8. Evaluating and Selecting a Cloud Broker

    9. Challenges of Cloud Brokering

    10. The Future of Hybrid and Cloud Brokering

    11. Hybrid and Cloud Brokering Best Practices

  9. Chapter 9 Industry Trends and the Future of Cloud Computing

    1. An Analysis of Industry Trends

    2. The Future of Cloud Computing

    3. Transforming Applications

    4. Self-Service Administration and Control Panels

    5. Big Data and Analytics

    6. The Internet of Things

    7. Closing Comments