Chapter 8. Practical considerations

This chapter covers

  • Choosing a cloud provider
  • Public cloud providers and SLAs
  • Measuring cloud operations

It’s been one week since you launched the new corporate collaborative portal on the cloud to great fanfare. You’re still basking in the accolades of your colleagues as you log in to the application to see the CTO’s latest blog posting on the wonders of cloud computing, only to find out that your new site is unreachable. It must be a glitch, you think, trying again. Same result. Frantically, you try other sites within the intranet. You can reach the cafeteria menu application without any problem. Next, you try reaching other sites on the internet, such as yahoo.com—again, success. You try your portal ...

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