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Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud by Adam Fazio, Jamal Malik, Danny Garber

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS HYBRID IT?

The Thing They Call the “Cloud”

Cloud Service Models

Infrastructure-as-a-Service — The Leasing Option

Platform-as-a-Service — The Rental Option

Software-as-a-Service — The Public Transportation Option

What Are the Trends That You Should Watch?

Trends towards IaaS

Trends towards SaaS

What Are the Characteristics of a Cloud?

Broad Network Access

Resource Pooling

(Rapid) Elasticity

Chargeback (Measured Service)

Self-Service

Private Clouds

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud Scenarios

Motivation and Issues behind Hybrid Cloud

Summary

CHAPTER 2: WHY IS THE HYBRID CLOUD IMPORTANT TO MY BUSINESS?

Everyone Else Is Doing It

Cutting Costs for the Short Term

Outsourcing Data Security Responsibilities

A Case for Hybrid Cloud

Differentiating Yourself from the Competition

Enhancing Strategic Position (Reducing Nonperforming Assets)

Easing Mergers and Acquisitions

Summary

CHAPTER 3: PROJECT PLANNING

Envisioning and Scoping

Gathering Business Objectives

Mapping Technical Solutions to Business Objectives (Building Business Requirements)

Formulating Technical Requirements

Discovery and Assessment

What Is the Desired End State?

Prioritizing Your Objectives

Building the Solution

Organizational Changes

Deployment Planning

Gaining Executive-Level Sponsorship

Augmenting/Modifying Business Processes

Formulating the Vision and Scope Document

Summary

CHAPTER 4: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WINDOWS AZURE AS A PLATFORM

Execution Models

Websites

Cloud Services

Virtual ...

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