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Foreword
1 Introduction
1.1 What is Virtualization?
1.2 Objectives of Virtualization
1.3 History of Virtualization
1.4 Benefits of Virtualized Technology
1.5 The Virtual Service Desk
1.6 What can be Virtualized?
1.7 Related Forms of Computing
1.7.1 Cloud Computing
1.7.2 Software as a Service - SaaS
1.7.3 Grid Computing
1.7.4 Utility Computing
1.8 Virtualization Processes
1.9 Introduction Review Questions
2 Common Terminology
3 Virtualization Technologies
3.1 Ubuntu (Server Edition)
3.2 Altiris
3.3 Windows Server
3.4 Software Virtualization
3.5 VMware
3.6 Intel Virtualization
3.7 Red Hat Virtualization
3.8 Softgrid Application
3.9 Linux Virtualization
3.10 Desktop Virtualization
3.11 Hardware Virtualization
3.12 Resource Virtualization
3.13 Processor Virtualization
3.14 Application Virtualization
3.15 Storage Virtualization
3.16 Virtualization Density
3.17 Para-Virtualization
3.18 OS Virtualization
3.19 Virtualization Software
3.20 Data Storage Virtualization
3.21 Intel Virtualization Technology
3.22 Thinstall Virtualization Suite
3.23 Net Framework Virtualization
3.24 Windows Virtualization on Fedora
3.25 Storage Virtualization Technologies
3.26 Virtualization Level
3.27 Security Monitoring and Virtualization
3.28 Oracle Virtualization
3.29 Virtualization Technologies Review Questions
4 Accomplishing Virtualization
4.1 Migrating to a Virtualized Environment
4.1.1 Things to Do and Consider before Migration
4.2 Things to Do After Migration
4.2.1 A Simple How-To Guide
4.2.2 Further Migration Considerations
4.2.3 Risks Associated with Virtualization
4.2.4 Problems Associated with Virtualization
5 Managing a Virtualized Environment
5.1 Support Issues
5.2 Measuring Capacity and Performance
5.3 Contracts and Agreements such as Licensing
5.4 Organizational Considerations
5.5 Service Management Processes
IT Financial Management
5.5.1 IT Financial Management and Virtualization
5.5.2 Information Security Management and Virtualization
5.6 Release & Deployment Management
5.6.1 Goals and Objectives
5.6.2 Scope
5.6.3 Benefits
5.6.4 Terminology
5.6.5 Triggers and Interfaces
5.6.6 Release Design Options and Considerations
5.6.7 Release Policy
5.6.8 Release and Deployment Activities
Knowledge Management
5.6.9 Policies and principles of Knowledge Management
5.6.10 The Service Knowledge Management System (SKMS)
SKMS: Service Knowledge Management System (SKMS):
5.6.11 Incident Management and Virtualization
5.7 Change Management
5.7.1 Goals and Objectives
5.7.2 Scope
5.7.3 Designing and Planning
5.7.4 Change Management Policies
5.7.5 Change Models
5.7.6 Triggers and Interfaces
5.7.7 Change Management Activities
5.7.8 Roles and Responsibilities within Change Management
5.7.9 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Change Management
5.7.10 Challenges affecting Change Management
5.7.11 Relationship with Project Management
5.7.12 Typical Contents of Change Documentation
5.8 Service Desk
5.8.1 Goal and objectives
5.8.2 Benefits
5.8.3 Service Desk organizational structures
5.8.4 Service Desk Types (skill levels)
5.8.5 Service Desk staffing
5.8.6 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Service Desk
5.8.7 Outsourcing the Service Desk
6 Virtualization and Storage Management
6.1 The Heart of Cloud Computing: Virtualization
6.2 Defining Virtualization
6.3 Why Virtualize?
6.4 What Can Be Virtualized?
6.5 Where Does Virtualization Happen?
6.6 How Does Virtualization Happen?
6.7 On the Road to Storage Virtualization
6.8 Improving Availability Using Virtualization
6.9 Improving Performance through Virtualization
6.10 Improving Capacity through Virtualization
6.11 Business Value for Virtualization
7 Applying Cloud Computing to Project Management
7.1 Benefiting from Cloud Computing
7.2 The Ease of Linking (Hyperlinks)
7.3 Subscribing to Success (Blogging)
7.3.1 Everyone is a Project Manager (Open Source)
7.4 Treating the Project as Parts, not the Whole (Reuse)
7.5 Testing the Limits (Portability)
7.6 Process Review Questions
8 Answers
9 Certification
9.1 Cloud Computing Certification Pathways
9.2 ITIL® Certification Pathways
9.3 ISO/IEC 20000 Certification Pathways
11 References
12 Index
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Cloud Computing Best Practice Specialist Guide for Virtualization: Understanding and Applying Virtualization Solutions

Cloud Computing Best Practice Specialist Guide for Virtualization: Understanding and Applying Virtualization Solutions

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Published by Emereo Publishing
Platform as a service (PaaS) is the delivery of a computing platform and solution stack as a service. It facilitates deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software layers, providing all of the facilities required to support the complete life cycle of building and delivering web applications and services entirely available from the Internet — with no software downloads or installation for developers, IT managers or end-users.

PaaS offerings include workflow facilities for application design, application development, testing, deployment and hosting as well as application services such as team collaboration, web service integration and marshalling, database integration, security, scalability, storage, persistence, state management, application versioning, application instrumentation and developer community facilitation. These services are provisioned as an integrated solution over the web.

The primary goal of this book is to provide the quality education and support materials needed to enable the understanding and application of PaaS Platform and Storage Management in a wide range of contexts.

The PaaS Platform and Storage Management Certification Scheme has been created to support the IT Professional who needs to be a ‘niche generalist’, especially in a rapidly changing area like PaaS Platform and Storage Management.

This book Covers:

- Platform As A Service: How to Build applications in days or weeks not months.

- PaaS Development: How to Develop On-Demand Apps

- Cloud Platform for ISVs: How to Create and Sell SaaS Applications

- Storage Management: Manage Storage Virtualization and Reduce Costs

- Backup and Recovery: How to Improve Backup & Recovery in Your Virtual Environment

Filled with thought provoking questions to challenge your thinking and understanding, this book is your Real World Guide to PaaS Platform and Storage Management Skills, with Key information and real world examples organized around the actual day-to-day tasks and challenges you’ll face in the field of IT Management. Practice what you’ve learned with challenging PaaS Platform and Storage Management Specialist exam style questions.
Platform as a service (PaaS) is the delivery of a computing platform and solution stack as a service. It facilitates deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software layers, providing all of the facilities required to support the complete life cycle of building and delivering web applications and services entirely available from the Internet — with no software downloads or installation for developers, IT managers or end-users.

PaaS offerings include workflow facilities for application design, application development, testing, deployment and hosting as well as application services such as team collaboration, web service integration and marshalling, database integration, security, scalability, storage, persistence, state management, application versioning, application instrumentation and developer community facilitation. These services are provisioned as an integrated solution over the web.

The primary goal of this book is to provide the quality education and support materials needed to enable the understanding and application of PaaS Platform and Storage Management in a wide range of contexts.

The PaaS Platform and Storage Management Certification Scheme has been created to support the IT Professional who needs to be a ‘niche generalist’, especially in a rapidly changing area like PaaS Platform and Storage Management.

This book Covers:

- Platform As A Service: How to Build applications in days or weeks not months.

- PaaS Development: How to Develop On-Demand Apps

- Cloud Platform for ISVs: How to Create and Sell SaaS Applications

- Storage Management: Manage Storage Virtualization and Reduce Costs

- Backup and Recovery: How to Improve Backup & Recovery in Your Virtual Environment

Filled with thought provoking questions to challenge your thinking and understanding, this book is your Real World Guide to PaaS Platform and Storage Management Skills, with Key information and real world examples organized around the actual day-to-day tasks and challenges you’ll face in the field of IT Management. Practice what you’ve learned with challenging PaaS Platform and Storage Management Specialist exam style questions.

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