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Advanced Concepts of Cloud Computing

Advanced Concepts of Cloud Computing introduces readers to the concept of cloud computing, explores the architecture, service models, deployment models in use today followed by the benefits and challenges associated with cloud computing. Further, the report also explains the business drivers for cloud computing, why organizations choose the cloud, important considerations and decisions while deciding to go ‘cloud’ and how cloud computing has become a ‘utility’ like electricity in our day to day life. Lastly, the reports explains how each one of us already uses the cloud, though we may not realize it and why businesses, big or small should consider adopting cloud computing in the near future.  Advanced Concepts of Cloud Computing, starts with the meaning and definition of cloud computing and, for balance, includes the NIST definition which is widely regarded as definitive in the industry. The topic itself is inherently technical but we realize that not everybody wants to know about the bits, bytes and technicalities associated with it. So we’ve attempted to simplify all jargons with analogies and simplified explanations that will try to bring the ‘cloud’ back down to ‘earth’.

Advanced Concepts of Cloud Computing, we hear more and more about could computing. For people who are tech savvy, within the world of IT, it is easy to learn and relate to this concept. But for many people, who are technically challenged, run multi-million dollar businesses, understanding cloud computing is difficult, yet necessary.  For some people understanding cloud computing may be just to satiate their curiosity but for many more it is an important aspect of life and businesses. Cloud computing is already affecting businesses (positively) and impacting decision making more than each one of us can think of!  Cloud computing can be described in multiple ways. In fact, it has almost 21 different definitions. Though it means different things to different people, cloud computing is a term that doesn’t describe one particular, single thing – rather it can be considered as a general term that sits over a variety of services from Infrastructure as a Service at the base, through Platform as a Service as a development tool and through to Software as a Service replacing on-premise applications.


1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY    
   
2.0 INTRODUCTION        

3.0 CLASSIFICATION OF CLOUD COMPUTING
     
3.1 CLASSIFICATION BASED ON DEPLOYMENT MODEL    
3.1.1 PUBLIC CLOUD        
3.1.2 PRIVATE CLOUD         
3.1.3 HYBRID CLOUD         
3.2 CLASSIFICATION BASED ON SERVICE PROVIDED     
3.2.1 INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE (IAAS)      
3.2.2 PLATFORM AS A SERVICE (PAAS)      
3.2.3 SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS)      

4.0 CLOUD ARCHITECTURE        
4.1 OVERALL TOPOLOGY        
4.2 SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING (SDN)     
4.3 VIRTUALIZATION        
4.4 APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES (API)    

5.0 BUSINESS DRIVERS FOR CLOUD COMPUTING     
5.1 MANAGED SERVICES        
5.2 DISASTER RECOVERY        
5.3 FLEXIBLE OPERATION        
5.3.1 PUBLIC CLOUD         
5.3.2 PRIVATE CLOUD         
5.3.3 HYBRID CLOUD         

6.0 CLOUD COMPUTING AS A UTILITY      

7.0 WHY ORGANIZATIONS CHOOSE THE CLOUD     
7.1 EXPENDITURE REDUCTION       
7.1.1 DECREASE CAPITAL COSTS       
7.1.2 DECREASE OPERATIONAL EXPENSE      
7.2 IMPROVE DESKTOP SUPPORT       
7.3 IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY       
7.4 IMPROVE OPERATIONAL AND SERVICE DELIVERY SCALABILITY   
7.5 OUTSOURCE TO THE CLOUD AND FOCUS ON CORE COMPETENCIES  

8.0 CLOUD DEPLOYMENT CONSIDERATIONS AND DECISIONS   
8.1 ROLE OF MULTITENANT SHARED CLOUD HOSTING    
8.2 CLOUD MODE AND MODEL SELECTION CRITERIA     
8.2.1 OPERATIONAL MODES        
8.2.2 SERVICE MODELS        
8.3 SECURITY ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS      
8.4 INTEGRATION         
8.5 VIRTUALIZATION        

9.0 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS     

List of Figures

Figure 1: The Cloud Computing Concept      
Figure 2: Types of Cloud        
Figure 3: Public Cloud         
Figure 4: Private Cloud        
Figure 5: Hybrid Cloud        
Figure 6: Concept of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS      
Figure 7: The Cloud Architecture       
Figure 8: The Cloud Computing Topology      
Figure 9: Software Defined Networking       
Figure 10: Traditional Architecture vs Virtual Architecture (Virtualization)  

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