Introduction

IT is moving out of the local data center into the cloud, where data and services become easily available via cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices around the world.

In this book, you will learn the basic concepts of cloud computing as it exists in an international setting, using the criteria specified by professional cloud computing foundation certifications used throughout the United States and worldwide. With the information provided in this book, you will be able to understand the specific terminology and its application in the continued shift into the cloud, where costs are billed like electricity and reflect monthly usage levels rather than the traditional up-front major cost of new servers and storage for a data center ...

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