Private Cloud Computing

Consolidation, Virtualization, and Service-Oriented Infrastructure


  • Stephen Smoot, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, Riverbed Technology
  • Nam Tan, CCIE #4307 (RS, SP). Lead Network Architect, Advanced Network Engineering, Riverbed Technology

Private cloud computing enables you to consolidate diverse enterprise systems into one that is cloud-based and can be accessed by end-users seamlessly, regardless of their location or changes in overall demand. Expert authors Steve Smoot and Nam K. Tan distill their years of networking experience to describe how to build enterprise networks to create a private cloud. With their techniques you'll create cost-saving designs and increase the flexibility of your enterprise, while maintaining the security and control of an internal network. Private Cloud Computing offers a complete cloud architecture for enterprise networking by synthesizing WAN optimization, next-generation data centers, and virtualization in a network-friendly way, tying them together into a complete solution that can be progressively migrated to as time and resources permit.
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Network engineers, network designers, cloud solution architects, IT managers, and others interested in building and engineering private cloud computing architecture from existing enterprise networks and infrastructures


Book information

  • Published: October 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-384919-9


"This book aims at well experienced IT architects and professionals who can benefit from the technical solutions that the book itself reveals."--Computers and Security

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Next-Generation IT Trends
  • Layers of Function: The Service-Oriented Infrastructure Framework
  • Blocks of Function: The Cloud Modules
  • Cloud Computing Characteristics
  • Computing Taxonomy
Chapter 2 - Next-Generation Data Center Architectures and Technologies
  • The Data Center Consolidation and Virtualization Modus Operandi
  • Server Consolidation Drivers
  • Server Virtualization
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Layer 2 Evolutions
  • Unified Data Center Fabric
Chapter 3 - Next-Generation WAN and Service Integration
  • Service Integration in the Data Center
  • Infrastructure Segmentation
  • The Next-Generation Enterprise WAN
Chapter 4 - Branch Consolidation and WAN Optimization
  • What is the WAN performance challenge?
  • WAN Optimization Benefits
  • Requirements for WAN Optimization Deployment
  • Remote Office Virtualization Designs
Chapter 5 - Session Interception Design and Deployment
  • Selecting an Interception Mechanism
  • The WCCP Dive
  • In-path Deployment In-Brief
  • PBR Deployment Overview
Chapter 6 - WAN Optimization in the Private Cloud
  • WAN Optimization Requirements in the Cloud
  • Interception at the VM Level
  • Cloud Interception with VRF-Aware WCCP
  • Cloud Interception with Non VRF-Aware WCCP
  • Interception at the Services Aggregation Layer
Chapter 7 - SAN Extensions and IP Storage
  • SAN Extension Overview
  • Optical Networking Solutions
  • SONET/SDH Services
  • FCIP
  • iSCSI
  • Putting It All Together
Chapter 8 - Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
  • Cloud Security
  • Unified Computing System
  • Cloud Management
  • Cloud IaaS: The Big Picture
Chapter 9 - Case Studies
  • Virtual Access-Layer Design Study
  • ERSPAN Design Study
  • Unified Fabric Design Study
  • Top-of-Rack Architecture Design Study
  • Basic vPC Design Study
  • SAN Extension Design Study
  • Service-Oriented Infrastructure Design Study