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The Cloud Computing Journey

By : Divit Gupta
Book Image

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)
Free Chapter
1
Part 1: Fundamentals and Components of the Cloud
4
Part 2: Compute, Storage, and Networking
8
Part 3: Security, Compliance, and Databases
13
Part 4: Monitoring, Backup, and Restore

Summary

Overall, this chapter provided a comprehensive overview of cloud architecture and the key components that are essential for building a successful cloud environment.

In this chapter, we explored two crucial topics in cloud computing: essential cloud infrastructure components and an overview of virtualization and containerization.

We began by discussing the essential components of cloud infrastructure, which are the building blocks that enable the functioning of cloud services. These components include physical data centers, virtualization and hypervisors, networking, storage, security, management and orchestration, monitoring and analytics, disaster recovery and backup, and compliance and governance. Each component plays a vital role in supporting the operations and capabilities of cloud environments.

Next, we delved into the concept of virtualization, which involves creating virtual instances of hardware, storage, and network resources. We explored how virtualization...