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Moving To The Cloud

Developing Apps in the New World of Cloud Computing

Moving to the Cloud provides an in-depth introduction to cloud computing models, cloud platforms, application development paradigms, concepts and technologies. The authors particularly examine cloud platforms that are in use today. They also describe programming APIs and compare the technologies that underlie them. The basic foundations needed for developing both client-side and cloud-side applications covering compute/storage scaling, data parallelism, virtualization, MapReduce, RIA, SaaS and Mashups are covered. Approaches to address key challenges of a cloud infrastructure, such as scalability, availability, multi-tenancy, security and management are addressed. The book also lays out the key open issues and emerging cloud standards that will drive the continuing evolution of cloud computing.


IT professionals-primarily technical architects; secondarily applications developers and industrial researchers.

Paperback, 468 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-725-1


  • "This book provides an excellent overview of all the transformations that are taking place around Cloud Computing"
     - Dr. Prith Banerjee, Senior Vice President of Research and Director, HP Labs


  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Infrastructure as a Service

    Chapter 3: Platform as a Service

    Chapter 4: Application as a Service

    Chapter 5: Paradigms for Developing Cloud Applications

    Chapter 6: Addressing the Cloud Challenges

    Chapter 7: Security

    Chapter 8: Managing the Cloud Infrastructure

    Chapter 9: Related Technologies

    Chapter 10: Future trends and Research Directions



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