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The Cloud Computing Journey

By : Divit Gupta
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The Cloud Computing Journey

By: Divit Gupta

Overview of this book

As the need for digital transformation and remote work surges, so does the demand for cloud computing. However, the complexity of cloud architecture and the abundance of vendors and tools can be overwhelming for businesses. This book addresses the need for skilled professionals capable of designing, building, and managing scalable and resilient cloud systems to navigate the complex landscape of cloud computing through practical tips and strategies. This comprehensive cloud computing guide offers the expertise and best practices for evaluating different cloud vendors and tools. The first part will help you gain a thorough understanding of cloud computing basics before delving deeper into cloud architecture, its design, and implementation. Armed with this expert insight, you'll be able to avoid costly mistakes, ensure that your cloud systems are secure and compliant, and build cloud systems that can adapt and grow with the business. By the end of this book, you’ll be proficient in leveraging different vendors and tools to build robust and secure cloud systems to achieve specific goals and meet business requirements.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Part 1: Fundamentals and Components of the Cloud
Part 2: Compute, Storage, and Networking
Part 3: Security, Compliance, and Databases
Part 4: Monitoring, Backup, and Restore

Retention policies

Retention policies are a critical component of data management, dictating how long different types of data, particularly backups, should be retained. The establishment of effective retention policies is vital for regulatory compliance, optimizing storage resources, and ensuring the availability of historical data when needed. Here’s a detailed exploration of the topic.

Regulatory compliance

Retention policies are often influenced by legal and regulatory requirements governing data storage. Industries such as finance, healthcare, and others may have specific mandates on how long certain types of data must be retained. Regulatory compliance refers to the adherence of an organization’s processes, policies, and practices to laws and regulations relevant to its industry and geographical location. In the context of data management, including backups, regulatory compliance is crucial for ensuring that organizations meet legal obligations regarding the...