Books: 244

Cloud & Virtualization

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Along with the increasingly important runtime engines pervasive in our daily-life computing, there is a strong demand from the software community for a solid presentation on the design and implementation of modern virtual machines, including the Java virtual machine, JavaScript engine and Android execution more » engine. The community expects to see not only formal algorithm description, but also pragmatic code snippets; to understand not only research topics, but also engineering solutions. This book meets these demands by providing a unique description that combines high level design with low level implementations and academic advanced topics with commercial solutions. This book takes a holistic approach to the design of VM architecture, with contents organized into a consistent framework, introducing topics and algorithms in an easily understood step by step process. It focuses on the critical aspects of VM design, which are often overlooked in other works, such as runtime helpers, stack unwinding and native interface. The algorithms are fully illustrated in figures and implemented in easy to digest code snippets, making the abstract concepts tangible and programmable for system software developers. « less
2017
Understanding the Service Innovation Ecosystem
This book uses principles of Service Science to explain the dynamics driving the adoption of cloud computing in the industry. Cloud as Servicecovers that evolution of enterprise computing platforms to application-specific cloud platforms or ASCPs aligned to business needs. This book also covers processes more » for developing and building ASCPs while also providing insight to executives, managers and technologists in corporations, large and small using or delivering cloud services, cloud service providers as well as equipment manufacturers and software and application vendors participating in cloud supply chains. For business, the appeal of cloud computing must go beyond the notion of convenient, on-demand access of networked pooled access to computing resources. Industry leaders have learned to apply cloud computing to become more nimble, cost effective, and customer engaging as they strive for competitive advantage regardless of size. These companies define and build cloud platforms customized for their needs rather than using someone else’s. Business have a holistic, end-to-end view of platform planning, platform development, supply chains and operations and are able to collapse platform development times to a fraction of the original time. These companies also understand that strategies for selling to the cloud market are essentially incomplete; and that in order to be successful they must become cloud service businesses themselves, incorporating cloud technologies in their engineering, IT, sales and marketing, and delivery processes. What You'll Learn: * Historical perspective to provide insight into the dynamics driving cloud evolution today * State of the art in IT requirements and cloud solutions * The value of User Experience (UX) driven design principles * The crucial roles of Service Brokers and Service Assurance Managers * The landscape of emerging cloud services and what they mean to your enterprise * Service Portals and Enterprise Service Buses Who This Book Is For: The readership comprises CIOs, CTOs, data center architects, solution architects and application engineers trying to get a grip and understand a rapidly changing industry. Educational institutions building a systems integration curriculum might find this book useful as a reference. Developers may want to go through this book to understand how their work fits in the cloud ecosystem. « less
2017
Lay the foundations for data center virtualization using VMware vSphere 6 and strengthen your understanding of its power
About This Book Learn how server virtualization is achieved and how a virtual infrastructure is built using VMware’s products and solutions. Design to create a scalable and responsive virtualization platform for hosting the virtual machine workloads of a business. Manage compute, network and storage more » resources of a virtual infrastructure. Relevant conceptual diagrams, flowcharts and screen-captures enable in-depth comprehension of the concepts. Also, the concise writing style makes this book a very easy read. Who This Book Is For This is a book for any experienced technologist who is new to the realm of Data Center virtualization wanting to find a way to get a head start in learning how to design, implement and manage a modern day datacenter virtualized using VMware’s core infrastructure solutions. It could also act a comprehensive reference guide for Infrastructure Architects and System Administrators to aid them in their day to day activities. This book could easily find its place in reference materials used by professionals for VCP and VCAP certification exams. Keep in mind however that the book is not written to follow as a blueprint for either of the exams. What You Will Learn Understand the architecture of the hypervisor and learn how to install deploy and configure ESXi hosts Find out what forms a VMware Virtual Machine can take and also learn how to create and manage them Familiarize yourself with the concepts of vSphere Storage and learn how to present and manage storage in a vSphere environment Create and manage software switching constructs such as the vNetwork Standard Switch and vNetwork Distributed Switches Monitor the performance of a vSphere environment using tools such as the vCenter Performance Graphs and ‘esxtop’ Manage SSL certificates in a vSphere environment Upgrade and patch « less
2017
Writing Infrastructure as Code
With this practical book, you’ll learn how to get you up and running with Terraform, an open source tool that allows you to define infrastructure for a variety of cloud providers—including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, and others—using a simple, declarative programming language. Author Yevgeniy more » (Jim) Brikman introduces you to Terraform syntax, and shows you how to deploy and manage infrastructure with just a few CLI commands. You’ll also learn: * Why every company needs to use infrastructure-as-code * Why Terraform is preferable to Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, and CloudFormation * How you can manage Terraform state * How to create reusable infrastructure with Terraform modules * Terraform tips & tricks: loops, if-statements, and pitfalls * How to use Terraform as a team « less
2017
Easily get your head in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can do everything from backing up your personal hard drive to creating a full-fledged IT department in the Cloud. And while major corporations like Adobe and Netflix have turned to AWS for their Cloud computing more » needs, it isn't just for private companies. Amazon Web Services For Dummies is the singular resource that shows real people with real businesses how to use on-demand IT resources to help their companies grow. If you're like most people just getting their feet wet with this service, your first question is likely to be, "How do I get started with AWS?" This book answers that question—and a multitude more—in language you can understand and shows you how to put this Cloud computing service to work for you right away. AWS is immense and, naturally, intimidating, but with the help of this book, you'll peel back its many layers in no time! * Provides overviews that explain what tasks the services perform and how they relate to each other * Offers specific paths to follow in order to obtain a particular installation result * Gets you started without making a huge investment * Reduces the risk of failure by ensuring you understand available options as part of the configuration and usage process Stop wasting time and resources on hardware and software that's quickly outdated. Get started with AWS today! « less
2016
Best Practices for Sysadmins in the Amazon Cloud
Building and deploying infrastructure with Amazon Web Services is simply not the same as dealing with static servers. With tools that let you automatically replace instances and scale up and down in response to demand, it’s actually more like programming than traditional system administration—and ideal more » for a DevOps environment. This comprehensive guide shows developers and system administrators alike how to configure and manage AWS services, such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks, Elastic Load Balancing, and Route 53. System administrators will learn how to integrate their favorite tools and processes, while developers will pick up enough system administration knowledge to build a robust and resilient AWS application infrastructure. * Launch instances with EC2 or CloudFormation * Apply AWS security tools at the beginning of your project * Learn configuration management with OpsWorks and Puppet * Deploy applications with Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing * Explore methods to deploy application and infrastructure updates * Reuse resources to save time on development and operations * Learn strategies for managing log files in AWS * Configure a cloud-aware DNS service with Route 53 * Use CloudWatch or traditional tools to monitor your application « less
2016
A Cloud-based Approach
This book investigates the cloud-based techniques of content distribution mainly for mobile Internet. It starts with hot topics such as cellular traffic optimization and video content delivery. By integrating the cloud scheme, it further tackles issues of traffic-saving, energy-efficient, high-speed, more » and delay-tolerant content delivery with regard to mobile Internet. It covers both theoretical algorithms and their real-world system implementations. In particular, various well-known cloud platforms such as Baidu Traffic Guard, Tencent QQXuanfeng, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox are elaborated respectively in the book. Lastly, it includes an educational and experimental cloud computing platform allowing public access, which benefits researchers, practitioners, and developers in the field of cloud computing/storage and mobile Internet. Throughout the book there are helpful and practical tips on setting up cloud systems that readers can easily follow. « less
2016
The Complete Beginners Guide to Starting with Docker
DOCKER (FREE BONUS INCLUDED) THE COMPLETE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO STARTING WITH DOCKER Docker: The Complete Beginners Guide to Start with Docker Docker is a useful tool designed to create, install and run different applications with the use of container. These containers enable developers to package more » up one application with all required parts, such as dependencies and libraries, and ship everything out in one package. It is an open-source assignment to automate the deployment of different software applications in the container by offering an extra layer of automation and abstraction of OS-level virtualization on the Linux. In simple words, this tool helps developers and sys-admins to easily deploy their various applications in one sandbox also known as container to run on Linux (the operating system of host). Docker is really beneficial for designers and web developers. You can get the advantage of tools and codes. In this book, some important concepts of docker are explained with examples. This book proves helpful for you. You can understand the working of docker and installation on your device. Understand concepts of storage devices and increase your success chances. Images are also given in this book to make your work easy. In this book, you can learn lots of things. HERE IS A PREVIEW OF WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: * Getting Started with Docker * Tips to Install Docker for Mac * Understand Container, Images and Storage Drives « less
2016
Docker For Developers is designed for developers who are looking at Docker as a replacement for development environments like virtualization, or devops people who want to see how to take an existing application and integrate Docker into that workflow. This book covers not only how to work with Docker, more » but how to make Docker work with your application. You will learn how to work with containers, what they are, and how they can help you as a developer. You will learn how Docker can make it easier to build, test, and deploy distributed applications. By running Docker and separating out the different concerns of your application you will have a more robust, scalable application. You will learn how to use Docker to deploy your application and make it a part of your deployment strategy, helping not only ensure your environments are the same but also making it easier to package and deliver. « less
2016
Summary Docker in Action teaches readers how to create, deploy, and manage applications hosted in Docker containers. About the Technology The idea behind Docker is simple. Create a tiny virtual environment, called a container, that holds just your application and its dependencies. The Docker more » engine uses the host operating system to build and account for these containers. They are easy to install, manage, and remove. Applications running inside containers share resources, making their footprints small. About the Book Docker in Action teaches readers how to create, deploy, and manage applications hosted in Docker containers. After starting with a clear explanation of the Docker model, you will learn how to package applications in containers, including techniques for testing and distributing applications. You will also learn how to run programs securely and how to manage shared resources. Using carefully designed examples, the book teaches you how to orchestrate containers and applications from installation to removal. Along the way, you'll discover techniques for using Docker on systems ranging from dev-and-test machines to full-scale cloud deployments. What's Inside Packaging containers for deployment Installing, managing, and removing containers Working with Docker images Distributing with DockerHub About the Reader Readers need only have a working knowledge of the Linux OS. No prior knowledge of Docker is assumed. About the Author Jeff Nickoloff, a software engineer, has presented Docker and its applications to hundreds of developers and administrators at Desert Code Camp, Amazon.com, and technology meetups. Table of Contents *** PART 1 KEEPING A TIDY COMPUTER *** 1. Welcome to Docker 2. Running software in containers 3. Software installation simplified 4. Persistent storage and shared state with volumes 5. Network exposure 6. Limiting risk with isolation 7. PART 2 PACKAGING SOFTWARE FOR DISTRIBUTION 8. Packaging software in images 9. Build automation and advanced image considerations 10. Public and private software distribution 11. Running customized registries 12. PART 3 MULTI-CONTAINER AND MULTI-HOST ENVIRONMENTS 13. Declarative environments with Docker 14. Clusters with Machine and Swarm « less
2016