Moving To The Cloud

Developing Apps in the New World of Cloud Computing


  • Dinkar Sitaram, Chief Technologist, Hewlett Packard, Systems Technology and Software Division, Bangalore, India
  • Geetha Manjunath, Senior Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Labs, Bangalore, India

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.
View full description


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


Book information

  • 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

Table of Contents

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