Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

Book description

Choose the right combination of public, private, and data center resources to empower your business

Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations do business. This handy guide helps you find out what this new cloud deployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earth information about cloud technology, questions to consider, and how to plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment.

  • Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of the hybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective

  • Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actual foundational elements of the hybrid cloud

  • Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloud needs based on your business objectives

  • Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means to create a computing environment that brings elements of the data center together with public and private cloud services

  • Making it work — examine the steps you need to take to make this new architectural approach work — including security, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more

  • Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk to cloud providers and plan for the service you choose

Open the book and find:

  • Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates a hybrid cloud from other cloud models

  • The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models

  • Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud

  • Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world

  • Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers

  • Security and governance in a hybrid model

  • The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments

Learn to:

  • Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud

  • Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services

  • Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards

  • Protect customer data with sound security practices

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. Icons Used in This Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  5. Part I: Understanding Concepts and Construction
    1. Chapter 1: Discovering the Fundamentals of Your Computing Environment
      1. Deconstructing Cloud Concepts
      2. Cloud Computing Elements: Resource Pools/Cloud Models and Services
      3. Examining the Role of the Data Center
    2. Chapter 2: The Hybrid Cloud Continuum
      1. Explaining the Hybrid Cloud
      2. Combining Services to Create a Hybrid Cloud Environment
      3. The Integration Imperative
      4. Looking at the Requirements for Cloud Integration
    3. Chapter 3: Service Orientation in the Cloud
      1. Defining Service Orientation
      2. Why Service Orientation Matters in the Cloud
      3. Characteristics of Service Orientation
      4. Cataloging Services
      5. Why Service Orientation Is Important to Each of the Cloud Models
    4. Chapter 4: Hybrid Cloud Management
      1. Understanding the Cloud Service Management Ecosystem
      2. Key Capabilities in Cloud Service Management
      3. How Virtualization Complicates Managing a Hybrid Cloud
      4. The Reality of the Service Desk in Hybrid Clouds
      5. Building Your Hybrid Cloud Service Management Plan
  6. Part II: Examining Cloud Service Delivery Models
    1. Chapter 5: Understanding Infrastructure as a Service
      1. Understanding the Key Characteristics of IaaS in a Public Cloud
      2. Considering the Role of a Private IaaS
      3. Using IaaS
      4. Examining Amazon’s Public Elastic Compute Cloud
      5. Emerging Players in the IaaS Market
      6. What Infrastructure as a Service Means to You
    2. Chapter 6: Exploring Software as a Service
      1. Seeing the Characteristics of SaaS
      2. Multi-Tenancy and Its Benefits
      3. SaaS Economics
      4. How SaaS Fits into the Hybrid Cloud World
      5. Understanding the Hybrid SaaS Ecosystem
      6. Examining Examples of SaaS Platforms
      7. Other as-a-Service Options in the Cloud
      8. Hybrid Cloud Changes the Nature of SaaS
    3. Chapter 7: Standing on Platform as a Service
      1. Understanding Platform as a Service
      2. Discovering What Changes with PaaS
      3. How PaaS Abstracts Connectivity and Integration
      4. Exploring Types of PaaS
      5. Business Benefits of PaaS
    4. Chapter 8: Managing Business Process as a Service
      1. Understanding the Importance of Business Process as a Service
      2. Exploring How BPaaS Works in the Real World
      3. Delivering Business Processes from the Cloud
  7. Part III: Evaluating the Business Value of the Hybrid Cloud
    1. Chapter 9: Embracing the Business Imperative
      1. Understanding the Challenges of Transforming IT
      2. The Business Benefits of the New IT
      3. Getting Started in This New World
      4. The Role of the Hybrid Cloud
      5. Putting the Evolution of the Data Center in Perspective
      6. Managing Workloads in a Cost-Effective Way
    2. Chapter 10: Breaking Down the Economics of the Hybrid Cloud
      1. Striking the Right Balance of Environments for a Hybrid Cloud
      2. Economic Benefit of the Cloud
      3. The Economics of the Data Center
      4. Evaluating Costs in the Hybrid Environment
  8. Part IV: Creating a Unified Hybrid Environment
    1. Chapter 11: Managing and Integrating Data
      1. Ensuring Trustworthy Data
      2. Integrating Data Across Environments
      3. Managing Big Data in the Cloud
      4. Supporting an Analytics Strategy
      5. Talking to Your Cloud Provider About Data
    2. Chapter 12: Managing Hybrid Workloads
      1. What Is a Workload?
      2. Managing Workloads
      3. Workload Complexities in the Hybrid Cloud Environment
      4. Making Workload Management Transparent
    3. Chapter 13: Architectural Considerations for the Hybrid Environment
      1. Putting the Pieces Together
      2. Planning for Deployment
      3. Setting the Right Policies and Business Rules
      4. Navigating the Choices in a Hybrid World
      5. Optimizing for Workloads
      6. Supporting a Dynamic Lifecycle
  9. Part V: Operationalizing Hybrid Clouds
    1. Chapter 14: Development and Deployment in a Hybrid Cloud
      1. Examining Changes for Development and Deployment in a Cloud
      2. Developing and Delivering Applications with PaaS
      3. Managing Heterogeneous Applications
    2. Chapter 15: Promoting Cloud Security and Governance
      1. How Using a Cloud Provider Impacts Security Risks
      2. How Internal End Users Impact Security Risks
      3. Sharing the Responsibility for Cloud Security with Your Cloud Provider
      4. Exploring the Risks of Running in the Cloud
      5. Developing a Secure Hybrid Environment
      6. Discovering Risk and Maintaining Your Cloud Governance Strategy
    3. Chapter 16: Virtualization and the Hybrid Cloud
      1. Defining Virtualization
      2. Exploring Why Companies Adopt Server Virtualization
      3. Server Virtualization and the Hybrid Cloud
      4. Managing Virtualization
    4. Chapter 17: Employing Service Level Agreements
      1. Defining Service Level Agreements
      2. Keeping Track of the Pieces
      3. Creating a Hybrid SLA
      4. Creating a Hybrid Management SLA Dashboard
    5. Chapter 18: Standards in a Hybrid World
      1. Evolution of Standards
      2. Categories of Cloud-Related Standards
      3. Organizations Building Momentum Around Standards
      4. The Impact of Standards on the Hybrid Cloud
  10. Part VI: Getting Set for the Hybrid Cloud Journey
    1. Chapter 19: Planning Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy
      1. Identifying Your Starting Points
      2. Focusing the Plan on Providing Services to Your Constituents
      3. Supporting a Successful Customer Experience
      4. Supporting a Dynamic Lifecycle
      5. Abstracting Complexity in the Cloud
      6. Balancing Costs and Benefits
    2. Chapter 20: Managing Data Storage in the Hybrid Cloud
      1. Understanding Cloud Storage Fundamentals
      2. Considerations for Hybrid Cloud Storage
      3. Evaluating the Impact of Hybrid Cloud on Supporting Changing Network Requirements
      4. Planning for Hybrid Resources to Support Growth and Change
  11. Part VII: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 21: (More Than) Ten Hybrid Cloud Resources
      1. Hurwitz & Associates
      2. Standards Organizations
      3. Consortiums and Councils
      4. The Open Group
      5. Open Source Offerings
      6. The Cloud Security Alliance
      7. The Cloud Storage Initiative
      8. Vendor Sites
      9. Cloud Gatherings
      10. OpenForum Europe
      11. CIO.gov
      12. Open Data Center Alliance
    2. Chapter 22: Ten Hybrid Cloud Best Practices
      1. Start with Business Objectives
      2. Create a Task Force with Both IT and Business Leaders
      3. Understand the Business Process as a Foundation for the Hybrid Cloud
      4. Think Service Orientation
      5. Think Service Management
      6. Plan to Manage Multiple Endpoints
      7. Select Your Partners Carefully
      8. Plan Your Strategy Based on Governance and Security
      9. Know Your Starting Points
      10. Pay Attention to Detail
    3. Chapter 23: Ten Hybrid Cloud Do's and Don'ts
      1. Do Plan for Data and Services Consistency
      2. Do Decide Which Cloud Services Can Be Managed in a Public Cloud
      3. Do Have a Service Management Plan
      4. Do Plan for Data Portability
      5. Do Execute on an Overall Hybrid Cloud Plan
      6. Don’t Rely on Only a Single Vendor
      7. Don’t Over Invest in Licenses
      8. Don’t Overlook the Need to Manage Infrastructure
      9. Don’t Leave Your Data Center Alone
      10. Don’t Ignore the Service Level Agreement
      11. Do Move Forward and Don’t Look Back
    4. Glossary
  12. Cheat Sheet

Product information

  • Title: Hybrid Cloud For Dummies
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: June 2012
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781118127193