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Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling

Author : Caesar Wu
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Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling establishes a framework for strategic decision-makers to facilitate the development of cloud data centers. Just as building a house requires a clear understanding of the blueprints, architecture, and costs of the project; building a cloud-based data center requires similar knowledge. The authors take a theoretical and practical approach, starting with the key questions to help uncover needs and clarify project scope. They then demonstrate probability tools to test and support decisions, and provide processes that resolve key issues. After laying a foundation of cloud concepts and definitions, the book addresses data center creation, infrastructure development, cost modeling, and simulations in decision-making, each part building on the previous. In this way the authors bridge technology, management, and infrastructure as a service, in one complete guide to data centers that facilitates educated decision making. Explains how to balance cloud computing functionality with data center efficiency Covers key requirements for power management, cooling, server planning, virtualization, and storage management Describes advanced methods for modeling cloud computing cost including Real Option Theory and Monte Carlo Simulations Blends theoretical and practical discussions with insights for developers, consultants, and analysts considering data center development

Data Centers and the Cloud

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Operations
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Taxation in a Global Digital Economy

Author : Ina Kerschner
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Time to discuss anti-BEPS measures around digitalization In the course of the BEPS Report on Action 1, it was concluded that there was no instantaneous need for specific rules to address base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) made possible by the digitalization of enterprises and new digital businesses. At the same time, it was acknowledged that general measures may not suffice with the assessment of results to begin in 2020. While awaiting possible fundamental reforms of the tax framework, it is time to discuss anti-BEPS measures bearing in mind the peculiar features of the digital economy such as increased mobility, no need for physical presence, and dematerialization. The Book focuses on five key areas of interest:International Tax PolicyTax Treaty LawTransfer PricingIndirect Taxation IssuesEU Law “Taxation in a Global Digital Economy” analyses the issues and addresses the five key areas of interest from various viewpoints.

Economics of Grids Clouds Systems and Services

Author : Kurt Vanmechelen
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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services, GECON 2011, held in Paphos, Cyprus, in December 2011. The 9 revised full papers presented together with 5 work in progress papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 27 papers. The papers are organized in topical sections on market mechanisms and negotiation; cost models, charging, and trading platforms; resource allocation, scheduling, and admission control; and two work in progress sections: risk assessment and economics of cloud services; and cost-aware adoption of cloud services.

Next Generation Data Centers in Financial Services

Author : Tony Bishop
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Financial markets are witnessing an unprecedented explosion in the availability of data, and the firms that survive will be able to leverage this information to increase their profit and expand their opportunities in a global world. Financial firms have two options: to build their own data centers or to outsource them to hosting services such as Google and Amazon ‘cloud’ services. While outsourcing data centers is a trend for small firms, it is not applicable to bigger firms who want more control over their huge amounts of data. Large firms thus build their own data centers. In such an environment, the CIO’s ability is crucial to lead an effective data strategy to capture, process and connect data to all the relevant lines of business. At the core of this strategy lies the data center – the repository of all information. In recognition of the importance of information, firms are rushing to invest in data centers, but they are finding that just throwing technology at the problem is not good enough. Despite the investments, data centers prove frustrating in terms of inefficiencies and rising costs, directly cutting into the profitability of lines of business that they serve. While there are books that discuss the mechanics, hardware and technicalities of data centers, no book has yet made the connection between enterprise strategy and data center investment, design and management. This book is a solution driven book for management demonstrating how to leverage technology to manage the seemingly infinite amount of data available today. Each chapter offers cutting-edge management and technology solutions to effectively manage data through data centers. • Feature: Presents cutting-edge technology solutions not available in one place until now • Benefit: Saves time going to numerous websites, calling vendors, going to conferences • Feature: Includes step-by-step instructions on how to implement a data center strategy based on the author’s recent success with Wachovia’s data center • Benefit: Readers can follow these steps with confidence that they will work and not have to re-invent the wheel • Feature: Demonstrates how business and IT can be aligned in financial services • Benefit: Demonstrating this alignment is crucial for any proposal for IT related resources today

Cloud FinOps

Author : J.R. Storment
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Despite many uncertainties in cloud computing, one truth is evident: costs will always tend to go up unless you’re actively engaged in the process. Whether you’re new to managing cloud spend or a seasoned pro, this book will clarify the often misunderstood workings of cloud billing fundamentals and provide expert strategies on creating a culture of cloud cost management in your organization. Drawing on real-world examples of successes and failures of large-scale cloud spenders, this book outlines a road map for building a culture of FinOps in your organization. Beginning with the fundamental concepts required to understand cloud billing concepts, you’ll learn how to enable an efficient and effective FinOps machine. Learn how the cloud works when it comes to financial management Set up a FinOps team and build a framework for making spend efficiency a priority Examine the anatomy of a cloud bill and learn how to manage it Get operational recipes for maximizing cloud efficiency Understand how to motivate engineering teams to take cost-saving actions Explore the FinOps lifecycle: Inform, Optimize, and Operate Learn the DNA of a highly functional cloud FinOps culture

Cloud Computing For Dummies

Author : Judith S. Hurwitz
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The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps you get your plan in place. You'll learn how cloud computing enables you to run a more green IT infrastructure, and access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") without having to understand, manage, or invest in the technology infrastructure that supports them. You'll also find out what you need to consider when implementing a plan, how to handle security issues, and more. Cloud computing is a way for businesses to take advantage of storage and virtual services through the Internet, saving money on infrastructure and support This book provides a clear definition of cloud computing from the utility computing standpoint and also addresses security concerns Offers practical guidance on delivering and managing cloud computing services effectively and efficiently Presents a proactive and pragmatic approach to implementing cloud computing in any organization Helps IT managers and staff understand the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, how to select a service, and what's involved in getting it up and running Highly experienced author team consults and gives presentations on emerging technologies Cloud Computing For Dummies gets straight to the point, providing the practical information you need to know.

The Economics of Cloud Computing

Author : Bill Williams
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This text provides decision makers with the insight and practical tools they need to make intelligent decisions about cloud computing and manage an effective migration to this new paradigm.

IBM Data Center Networking Planning for Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Author : Michele Girola
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The enterprise data center has evolved dramatically in recent years. It has moved from a model that placed multiple data centers closer to users to a more centralized dynamic model. The factors influencing this evolution are varied but can mostly be attributed to regulatory, service level improvement, cost savings, and manageability. Multiple legal issues regarding the security of data housed in the data center have placed security requirements at the forefront of data center architecture. As the cost to operate data centers has increased, architectures have moved towards consolidation of servers and applications in order to better utilize assets and reduce "server sprawl." The more diverse and distributed the data center environment becomes, the more manageability becomes an issue. These factors have led to a trend of data center consolidation and resources on demand using technologies such as virtualization, higher WAN bandwidth technologies, and newer management technologies. The intended audience of this book is network architects and network administrators. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we discuss the following topics: The current state of the data center network The business drivers making the case for change The unique capabilities and network requirements of system platforms The impact of server and storage consolidation on the data center network The functional overview of the main data center network virtualization and consolidation technologies The new data center network design landscape

Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing

Author : Dan Alistarh
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Algorithmic Aspects of Cloud Computing, ALGOCLOUD 2017, held in Vienna, Austria, in September 2017. The 9 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 27 submissions. The aim of the workshop is to present research activities and results on topics related to algorithmic, design, and development aspects of modern cloud-based systems.

Energy Efficient Thermal Management of Data Centers

Author : Yogendra Joshi
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Energy Efficient Thermal Management of Data Centers examines energy flow in today's data centers. Particular focus is given to the state-of-the-art thermal management and thermal design approaches now being implemented across the multiple length scales involved. The impact of future trends in information technology hardware, and emerging software paradigms such as cloud computing and virtualization, on thermal management are also addressed. The book explores computational and experimental characterization approaches for determining temperature and air flow patterns within data centers. Thermodynamic analyses using the second law to improve energy efficiency are introduced and used in proposing improvements in cooling methodologies. Reduced-order modeling and robust multi-objective design of next generation data centers are discussed.

VM Selection Process Management for Live Migration in Cloud Data Centers

Author : Suhib Bani Melhem
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With immense success and fast growth within the past few years, cloud computing has been established as the dominant computing paradigm in information technology (IT) industry, wherein it utilizes dissipated resource benefits and supports resource sharing and time access flexibility. The proliferation of cloud computing has resulted in the establishment of large-scale data centers across the world, consisting of hundreds of thousands, even millions of servers. The emerging cloud computing paradigm provides administrators and IT organizations with considerable freedom to dynamically migrate virtualized computing services among physical servers in cloud data centers. Normally, these data centers incur very high investment and operating costs for the computing and network devices as well as for the energy consumption. Virtualization and virtual machine (VM) migration offers significant benefits such as load balancing, server consolidation, online maintenance and proactive fault tolerance along data centers. VM migration relies on how to determine the trigger condition of VM migration, select the target virtual machine, and choose the destination node. As a result, dynamic VM migration in the scope of resource management is becoming a crucial issue to emphasize on optimal resource utilization, maximum throughput, minimum response time, enhancing scalability, avoiding over-provisioning of resources and prevention of overload to make cloud computing successful. Intelligent host underload/overload detection, VM selection, and VM placement are the primary means to address VM migration issue. Therefore, these three problems are considered to be the most common tasks in VM migration. This thesis presents novel techniques, models, and algorithms, for distributed dynamic consolidation of virtual machines in cloud data centers. The goal is to improve the utilization of computing resources and reduce energy consumption under workload independent quality of service constraints. The proposed approaches are distributed and efficient in managing the energy-performance trade-off.

Cloud Computing

Author : Kris Jamsa
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Explains what cloud computing is and how this new technology is being used to make lives easier.

Computation and Storage in the Cloud

Author : Dong Yuan
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Computation and Storage in the Cloud is the first comprehensive and systematic work investigating the issue of computation and storage trade-off in the cloud in order to reduce the overall application cost. Scientific applications are usually computation and data intensive, where complex computation tasks take a long time for execution and the generated datasets are often terabytes or petabytes in size. Storing valuable generated application datasets can save their regeneration cost when they are reused, not to mention the waiting time caused by regeneration. However, the large size of the scientific datasets is a big challenge for their storage. By proposing innovative concepts, theorems and algorithms, this book will help bring the cost down dramatically for both cloud users and service providers to run computation and data intensive scientific applications in the cloud. Covers cost models and benchmarking that explain the necessary tradeoffs for both cloud providers and users Describes several novel strategies for storing application datasets in the cloud Includes real-world case studies of scientific research applications Covers cost models and benchmarking that explain the necessary tradeoffs for both cloud providers and users Describes several novel strategies for storing application datasets in the cloud Includes real-world case studies of scientific research applications

Dancing on a Cloud

Author : David Sterling
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Public and Private sector decision makers and practitioners need advice to get past the cloud hype and leverage cloud enabled solutions. This book offers a sound planning framework and practical implementation approaches that lead to business strategy realization and balanced ecosystems. Working in an industry that is just starting to touch the surface of cloud computing and what it can do, this book provides a practical approach to helping understand cloud computing and how it might impact businesses. I would highly recommend it to those who want to understand better cloud computing and how it might impact them and their business. - Chuck Carroll International Cable Telecommunications Executive and Consultant, and ex-CEO of Telenet This is an important book that provides great insights and pragmatic advice on how to tackle the cloud revolution. - Marco Iansiti Head, Technology and Operations Management Unit, and Co- Chair, Digital Initiative, Harvard Business School

Economics of Grids Clouds Systems and Services

Author : Jörn Altmann
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services, GECON 2013, held in Zaragoza, Spain, in September 2013.The 20 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: business models, energy consumption, resource allocation, work in progress on resource allocation, work in progress on pricing, quality of service, work in progress on utility and ROI modeling.

Cloud Computing

Author : Lizhe Wang
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Cloud computing has created a shift from the use of physical hardware and locally managed software-enabled platforms to that of virtualized cloud-hosted services. Cloud assembles large networks of virtual services, including hardware (CPU, storage, and network) and software resources (databases, message queuing systems, monitoring systems, and load-balancers). As Cloud continues to revolutionize applications in academia, industry, government, and many other fields, the transition to this efficient and flexible platform presents serious challenges at both theoretical and practical levels—ones that will often require new approaches and practices in all areas. Comprehensive and timely, Cloud Computing: Methodology, Systems, and Applications summarizes progress in state-of-the-art research and offers step-by-step instruction on how to implement it. Summarizes Cloud Developments, Identifies Research Challenges, and Outlines Future Directions Ideal for a broad audience that includes researchers, engineers, IT professionals, and graduate students, this book is designed in three sections: Fundamentals of Cloud Computing: Concept, Methodology, and Overview Cloud Computing Functionalities and Provisioning Case Studies, Applications, and Future Directions It addresses the obvious technical aspects of using Cloud but goes beyond, exploring the cultural/social and regulatory/legal challenges that are quickly coming to the forefront of discussion. Properly applied as part of an overall IT strategy, Cloud can help small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) and governments in optimizing expenditure on application-hosting infrastructure. This material outlines a strategy for using Cloud to exploit opportunities in areas including, but not limited to, government, research, business, high-performance computing, web hosting, social networking, and multimedia. With contributions from a host of internationally recognized researchers, this reference delves into everything from necessary changes in users’ initial mindset to actual physical requirements for the successful integration of Cloud into existing in-house infrastructure. Using case studies throughout to reinforce concepts, this book also addresses recent advances and future directions in methodologies, taxonomies, IaaS/SaaS, data management and processing, programming models, and applications.

CCNA Cloud Complete Study Guide

Author : Todd Montgomery
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Cisco has announced big changes to its certification program. As of February 24, 2020, all current certifications will be retired, and Cisco will begin offering new certification programs. The good news is if you’re working toward any current CCNA certification, keep going. You have until February 24, 2020 to complete your current CCNA. If you already have CCENT/ICND1 certification and would like to earn CCNA, you have until February 23, 2020 to complete your CCNA certification in the current program. Likewise, if you’re thinking of completing the current CCENT/ICND1, ICND2, or CCNA Routing and Switching certification, you can still complete them between now and February 23, 2020. Increase the value of your organization’s cloud network—and invest in your education The Cisco Cloud certification validates the skill set of individuals on industry-leading cloud solutions and best practices, as well as offering job role-based curricula for all levels of an IT staff. CCNA Cloud Complete Study Guide prepares you to take two required exams: 210-451, Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals, and 210-455, Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration. It covers everything you can expect to encounter on the exams and also gives you a year of FREE access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment and test bank, including chapter tests, practice exams, a glossary of key terms, and electronic flashcards. Cisco’s CCNA Cloud certification covers cloud characteristics and models, cloud deployment, and basic knowledge of cloud compute, cloud networking, and cloud storage. It also covers cloud infrastructure administration and reporting, chargeback and billing reports, cloud provisioning, cloud systems management and monitoring, and cloud remediation. With thorough coverage, practical instruction, and expert insight, this book provides an ideal resource for Exam 210-451 and Exam 210-455 preparation. • Includes an opening list of exam topics • Provides valuable hands-on exercises • Offers practical real-world examples • Distills in-depth perspective from cloud computing experts This book is the perfect resource for anyone seeking to earn the challenging, but rewarding CCNA Cloud certification.

Control and Systems Engineering

Author : Aly El-Osery
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This book is a tribute to 40 years of contributions by Professor Mo Jamshidi who is a well known and respected scholar, researcher, and educator. Mo Jamshidi has spent his professional career formalizing and extending the field of large-scale complex systems (LSS) engineering resulting in educating numerous graduates specifically, ethnic minorities. He has made significant contributions in modeling, optimization, CAD, control and applications of large-scale systems leading to his current global role in formalizing system of systems engineering (SoSE), as a new field. His books on complex LSS and SoSE have filled a vacuum in cyber-physical systems literature for the 21st Century. His contributions to ethnic minority engineering education commenced with his work at the University of New Mexico (UNM, Tier-I Hispanic Serving Institution) in 1980 through a NASA JPL grant. Followed by several more major federal grants, he formalized a model for educating minorities, called VI-P Pyramid where K-12 students(bottom of pyramid) to doctoral (top of pyramid) students form a seamless group working on one project. Upper level students mentor lower ones on a sequential basis. Since 1980, he has graduated over 114 minority students consisting of 62 Hispanics, 34 African Americans., 15 Native Americans, and 3 Pacific Islanders. This book contains contributed chapters from colleagues, and former and current students of Professor Jamshidi. Areas of focus are: control systems, energy and system of systems, robotics and soft computing.

TheSavvyGuideTo HPC Grid Data Grid Virtualisation and Cloud Computing

Author : Adam Vile
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This book is a guide for professionals, explaining the Grid, Data Grid, Caching, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing Landscape in a no-nonsense, informative manner. The focus is on the overall picture of all the technologies, how they overlap, their real world use, their patterns of use, and what commercial and open-source products are available.