Book's Name: To the Cloud
Authors: Pankaj Arora, Raj Biyani and Salil Dave
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill
Cloud computing is full of tremendous opportunities, but is also riddled with hype and confusion. Business and technology leaders know the cloud is essential, but they lack clarity and experience. "To the Cloud" cuts through the noise and addresses the Why, What and How of enterprise cloud adoption. This guide lays out a four-step framework, leveraging the experience and best practices of Microsoft's own IT group. The book delivers business and technology guidance, describing how to analyze application portfolios to identify good cloud candidates, choose the right cloud models, consider architecture and security and understand how shifting operations to the cloud affects budgeting and staffing.
Applicable to all cloud platforms and providers, this practical resource debunks myths, revealing that real clouds are more than just web hosting, virtualization, or the internet itself rebranded. It takes a balanced approach, addressing concerns and hybrid adoption scenarios alike. Based on the authors' proven expertise working for Microsoft's CIO on cloud migration and with cloud platform development teams, the book is supported by clear frameworks, graphics, tables, summaries and checklists to provide a true practitioner's guide to the cloud.