Chapter 3

Building Cloud Networks

3.1 Chapter Overview

In previous chapters we have explained what cloud computing is. In this chapter, we will describe what it takes to build a cloud network. You will learn how and why companies build these highly automated private cloud networks providing resources that can be managed from a single point. We will discuss the significant reliance of cloud computing architectures on server and storage virtualization as a layer between applications and distributed computing resources. You will learn the basics of how flexible cloud computing networks such as those modeled after public providers such as Google and Amazon are built, and how they interconnect with corporate IT private clouds designed as service-oriented ...

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