Cloud isn't simply a marketing term. It’s not technology or hype either. Cloud is a new way to look at how organizations operate. From finance to marketing, from operations to IT, using cloud methodology can help make your organization more nimble, streamlined, innovative and more profitable while better enabling your employees to work more effectively and less restrained by your current IT systems.
Unfortunately such a great leap in innovation comes with a steep learning curve. So instead of putting off cloud projects which can help usher in a new culture of innovation, it’s time to get the information out in the most effective way possible.
Deconstructing Cloud is the first step towards cloud adoption without the technical masters degree requirement. From the evolution of servers and data centres to virtualized environments, what to look for in services and types of offerings, a thorough crash course in security and compliance, and some insight into where to start implementing cloud technologies and how to get the right resources to make it happen, Deconstructing Cloud is a single point of education on cloud.
Table of Contents: Cloud, Virtualization and the Rest of the Jargon Cloud, without the Jargon Virtualization: A Computer in a Computer Understanding Cloud Platforms OpenStack: The Open Source Cloud Open or Closed Clouds? Building Cloud Environments Cloud Storage
The Big Three of Cloud IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service PaaS: Platform as a Service SaaS: Software as a Service
Doing More With Less Introducing Cloud into your Enterprise Say Goodbye to Internal Cost Centres Cloud and the Demise of On-Premise Equipment Vendor Management in the Age of Cloud Using Cloud for Standardization The Side Benefits of Cloud Cloud as a Tool for Cost Control
Cloud Transformation Cloud Benefits for the C-Level Crowd Big Data DevOps: The New IT Team Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learned to Love the Cloud Why CFOs Love Cloud Computing The New Role of the IT Team Cloud as a Catalyst for Innovation within IT
Securing the Cloud Whoever Marketed Cloud Is a Genius Protecting the Virtual Landscape Cloud Security Simplified Paravirtualization Endpoint in Virtual Environments Perimeter Security in Cloud Virtualization and Visibility Access Control and Cloud User Management Mobility and BYOD Security Testing in Virtualized and Cloud Environments Cloud Security Resources Big data and Security
Compliance & Other Things that go Bump in the Night How Cloud and Virtualization affects Compliance Virtualization and Forensics Disaster Recovery, Cloud Style Cloud Replication Outsourcing Security
Getting Started with Cloud Application Virtualization Application Modernization Application Design Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Intelligent Desktop Virtualization Cloud and Collaboration Mobile Device Management Leveraging Big Data for Good
Cloud as a Competitive Advantage Cloud Service Providers Cloud and Mid-Market Organizations Cloud Brokers Vendor Collaboration Cloud and the Education Sector Cloud and the Careers of Tomorrow
Andrea Knoblauch is a Canadian Cloud & Virtualization Security Strategist with a passion for all things tech. With over 18 years of experience in marketing and product management, Andrea has spent the last few years working with leaders in the cloud space to promote best practices in cloud and virtualization. As part of her non-profit activities, Andrea has contributed to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)’s research groups on the topic of security, works with Canadian cloud startups and industry professionals, writes for several blogs and regularly meets with Canadian industry groups to help further cloud adoption.read more