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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

Components of a Cloud Infrastructure

In this chapter, we will delve into the various essential elements that make up a cloud infrastructure, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of its key components. This chapter begins by exploring the foundation of a cloud infrastructure, which includes physical data centers, networking, and storage systems. It discusses the importance of server virtualization and hypervisors in enabling the efficient utilization of computing resources. This chapter then delves into the concept of virtual networks and their role in facilitating communication between different components of the cloud infrastructure. It also explores storage technologies such as block, file, and object storage, highlighting their unique characteristics and use cases. Additionally, this chapter discusses the importance of load balancers, firewalls, and security mechanisms in ensuring the integrity and protection of the cloud infrastructure. By providing an overview of these...