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Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

By : Ved Antani
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Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

By: Ved Antani

Overview of this book

Cloud computing has transformed the way that we write and deploy enterprise software. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c has been designed to work with the cloud platform and reduce downtime, while improving performance and productivity. You can quickly set up, manage, and support enterprise clouds. This practical, example-oriented guide untangles many of the complexities involved in setting up a complete cloud computing platform. This book explores several methods of setting up IaaS and DBaaS using Oracle's Enterprise Manager. Step-by-step, this guide will quickly familiarize you with the most important aspects of setting up a cloud platform. This book delves deep into the complexities surrounding cloud computing and comprehensively explores the approach that you need to take to build an effective infrastructure. You will start with a step-by-step approach to building an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and take an in-depth view of building a Database as a Service (DBaaS) model of cloud computing. Following on from this, you will learn how the chargeback mechanism works and how it can be configured for your needs. Next, you will also learn how to use a programmable interface to manage your cloud via APIs and web services. This guide will walk you through the various components of Oracle Enterprise Manager and will teach you how to use them efficiently. This book will also explain how you can use cloud APIs to program your cloud.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Chapter 5. Cloud APIs

By definition, cloud computing is meant to be flexible and elastic. Most of its power comes from the fact that most of the components that constitute the infrastructure are loosely coupled. Devices can be plugged in, removed, reconfigured, and realigned without any effect on the overall cloud infrastructure.

Most cloud management systems recognize this fact and try to offer management tools that give the most flexibility to the end-user. However, there will always be cases when you will require a more fine-grained programmatic control over your cloud infrastructure. It is difficult to imagine the current state of cloud computing without the maturity of the underlying programmatic interfaces provided by the cloud providers.

All large cloud providers like Amazon AWS provide an extensive set of programming interfaces in the form of APIs or web services to configure and utilize the infrastructure and build custom interfaces.

As we are moving towards a completely connected...