CHAPTER 1

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Understanding Cloud Computing

This chapter covers the basic concepts of cloud computing, cloud technology, and its ingredients. Before diving deeply into capacity management, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the technology definitions. Cloud computing characteristics, deployment, and service models have been simplified in order to set the context for subsequent chapters. Besides cloud basics, this chapter discusses the impact of cloud computing on enterprises. This chapter also makes readers understand how the role of enterprise IT changes when cloud solutions are considered. Under the purview of cloud computing, the ...

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