Appendix A

Future of the Cloud

Now that you understand the concepts behind cloud computing and are able to identify what applications would benefit from it, how to maintain cloud services either privately or in a public cloud, and how to manage the transition from a standard data center to a cloud-based data center, it is time to look ahead and understand how hardware is changing to provide more reliable cloud-based environments and how data center infrastructures are being re-created from scratch to adapt to this world. This appendix provides an overview of the future of cloud computing.

  • Exploring hardware developments
  • Exploring smart cities
  • Automated data centers

Exploring Hardware Developments

When you look at how a cloud infrastructure ...

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