Cloud Computing

Ever heard people talk about "the cloud?" Well, they're usually not talking about those white fluffy things in the sky. Get the skinny on what cloud computing is and how it works.

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Cloud Computing For Dummies

Published 08-04-2020

<p><b>Get your head&mdash;and your business&mdash;into the Cloud&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Cloud computing is no longer&nbsp;just&nbsp;a&nbsp;clever&nbsp;new toy in the world of IT&nbsp;infrastructure. Despite&nbsp;the&nbsp;nebulous name, it&rsquo;s become a&nbsp;real&nbsp;and&nbsp;important&nbsp;part of our information architecture&mdash;and&nbsp;tech professionals&nbsp;who ignore it or try to skim their way through risk falling behind rapidly.&nbsp;The new edition of&nbsp;<i>Cloud Computing&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;gets you up to speed fast, clarifying your Cloud options, showing you where can save you time and money, giving you ways to frame your decisions,&nbsp;and helping you avoid weeks of research.&nbsp;</p> <p>In&nbsp;a friendly, easy-to-follow style,&nbsp;<i>Cloud Computing&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies,&nbsp;2nd&nbsp;Edition</i>&nbsp;demystifies&nbsp;the Cloud&rsquo;s virtual&nbsp;landscape,&nbsp;breaking up&nbsp;a&nbsp;complex and multi-layered topic into simple explanations that will make the various benefits clear and&nbsp;ultimately&nbsp;guide you toward&nbsp;making&nbsp;the&nbsp;most appropriate&nbsp;choices for your organization.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Know the business case for the Cloud&nbsp;</li> <li>Understand hybrid&nbsp;and multi-cloud&nbsp;options&nbsp;</li> <li>Develop your Cloud strategy&nbsp;</li> <li>Get tips on best practices&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>The Cloud&nbsp;is everywhere, and it can deliver amazing benefits to our lives and businesses. Get&nbsp;a&nbsp;much&nbsp;clearer&nbsp;vision of&nbsp;exactly&nbsp;how with&nbsp;<i>Cloud Computing&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&mdash;and&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;begin to&nbsp;see that the sky really is the limit!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Microsoft Azure For Dummies

Published 03-24-2020

<p><b>Your roadmap to Microsoft Azure</b><i>&nbsp;</i></p> <p>Azure is Microsoft&rsquo;s flagship cloud computing platform. With over 600 services available to over 44 geographic regions, it would take a library of books to cover the entire Azure ecosystem. &nbsp;<i>Microsoft Azure For Dummies </i>offers a shortcut to getting familiar with Azure&rsquo;s core product offerings used by the majority of its subscribers. It&rsquo;s a perfect choice for those looking to gain a quick, basic understanding of this ever-evolving public cloud platform.</p> <p>Written by a Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, <i>Microsoft Azure For Dummies</i> covers building virtual networks, configuring cloud-based virtual machines, launching and scaling web applications, migrating on-premises services to Azure, and keeping your Azure resources secure and compliant.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Migrate your applications and services to Azure with confidence</li> <li>Manage virtual machines smarter than you've done on premises</li> <li>Deploy web applications that scale dynamically to save you money and effort</li> <li>Apply Microsoft's latest security technologies to ensure compliance to maintain data privacy</li> </ul> <p>With more and more businesses making the leap to run their applications and services on Microsoft Azure, basic understanding of the technology is becoming essential. <i>Microsoft Azure For Dummies </i>offers a fast and easy first step into the Microsoft public cloud.</p>

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AWS For Developers For Dummies

Published 08-14-2017

<b>Everything you need to get running with IaaS for Amazon Web Services</b> <p>Modern businesses rely on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)&#8212;a setup in which someone else foots the bill to create application environments&#8212;and developers are expected to know how to write both platform-specific and IaaS-supported applications. If you're a developer who writes desktop and web applications but have little-to-no experience with cloud development, this book is an essential tool in getting started in the IaaS environment with Amazon Web Services. <p>In <i>Amazon Web Services For Developers For Dummies,</i> you'll quickly and easily get up to speed on which language or platform will work best to meet a specific need, how to work with management consoles, ways you'll interact with services at the command line, how to create applications with the AWS API, and so much more. <ul> <li>Assess development options to produce the kind of result that's actually needed</li> <li>Use the simplest approach to accomplish any given task</li> <li>Automate tasks using something as simple as the batch processing features offered by most platforms</li> <li>Create example applications using JavaScript, Python, and R</li> <li>Discover how to use the XML files that appear in the management console to fine tune your configuration</li> </ul> <p>Making sense of Amazon Web Services doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems&#8212;and this book shows you how.

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AWS For Admins For Dummies

Published 10-31-2016

<b>Easily get your head in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services</b> <p>With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can do everything from backing up your personal hard drive to creating a full-fledged IT department in the Cloud. And while major corporations like Adobe and Netflix have turned to AWS for their Cloud computing needs, it isn't just for private companies. <i>Amazon Web Services For Dummies</i> is the singular resource that shows real people with real businesses how to use on-demand IT resources to help their companies grow.</p> <p>If you're like most people just getting their feet wet with this service, your first question is likely to be, "How do I get started with AWS?" This book answers that question&mdash;and a multitude more&mdash;in language you can understand and shows you how to put this Cloud computing service to work for you right away. AWS is immense and, naturally, intimidating, but with the help of this book, you'll peel back its many layers in no time!</p> <ul> <li>Provides overviews that explain what tasks the services perform and how they relate to each other</li> <li>Offers specific paths to follow in order to obtain a particular installation result</li> <li>Gets you started without making a huge investment</li> <li>Reduces the risk of failure by ensuring you understand available options as part of the configuration and usage process</li> </ul> <p>Stop wasting time and resources on hardware and software that's quickly outdated. Get started with AWS today!</p>

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