Cloud service providers will tell you that Cloud Computing is bound to be better, faster and cheaper. The reality is that before switching over to the Cloud, you need to think carefully about whether it will really work for your business. This book shows you what you need to do to ensure that with Cloud Computing you will continue to give the standard of service your customers require. It also offers you some valuable tips on how to choose your provider of Cloud services.
A primer and strategic guide
Above the Clouds: Managing Risk in the World of Cloud Computing acts as a primer and strategic guide to identify Cloud Computing best practices and associated risks, and reduce the latter to acceptable levels. From software as a service (SaaS) to replacing the entire IT infrastructure, the author serves as an educator, guide and strategist, from runway to getting the organisation above the clouds. Valuable tips on how to choose your provider of Cloud Services are also offered.
A comprehensive guide without the jargon
A comprehensive introduction to the benefits and risks associated with transitioning to cloud computing, the book:
- describes best practice for adopting Cloud services
- explains how to maximise the benefits, and reduce the associated risks
- is written for managers rather than technical specialists, making it easy to follow and apply the principles covered
The author challenges the assumption that Cloud Computing will offer less protection to your data than relying on an in-house server. Cloud Computing not only allows you to make economies of scale; it can also offer you the increased security that comes from sharing the resource. The author argues that moving over to Cloud Computing can actually help to defend your organisation from threats such as denial of service attacks, viruses and worms.
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Table of Content
1: Setting Course to the Clouds
2: Preflight Check
3. Taxi Runway
4: Tower Clearance
5: Securing the Cabin
6: Take Off
7: Above the Clouds