The chance to lower IT costs makes cloud computing a hot topic, and it's getting hotter all the time. If you want a terra firma take on everything you should know about the cloud, this book is it. Starting with a clear definition of what cloud computing is, why it is, and its pros and cons, Cloud Computing Bible is a wide-ranging and complete reference. You'll get thoroughly up to speed on cloud platforms, infrastructure, services and applications, security, and much more.
Learn what cloud computing is and what it is not
Assess the value of cloud computing, including licensing models, ROI, and more
Understand abstraction, partitioning, virtualization, capacity planning, and various programming solutions
See how to use Google®, Amazon®, and Microsoft® Web services effectively
Explore cloud communication methods — IM, Twitter®, Google Buzz, Facebook®, and others
Discover how cloud services are changing mobile phones — and vice versa