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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

The history of cloud computing

Cloud computing has a rich history that has evolved over several decades. The concept of cloud computing dates back to the 1960s when computer scientists at MIT and Dartmouth College proposed the idea of a “utility computing” system that would allow users to access computing resources on demand.

In the 1970s, IBM introduced virtualization technology, which allowed multiple operating systems to run on a single mainframe computer. This technology enabled companies to consolidate their IT resources and reduce costs.

In the 1990s, the development of the World Wide Web and the rise of e-commerce led to the creation of web-based applications and services. This led to the development of early cloud computing platforms such as Salesforce, which provided customer relationship management (CRM) services over the internet.

In 2002, Amazon launched its web services division, offering cloud-based infrastructure services such as storage and computing...