Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling establishes a framework for strategic decision-makers to facilitate the development of cloud data centers. Just as building a house requires a clear understanding of the blueprints, architecture, and costs of the project; building a cloud-based data center requires similar knowledge. The authors take a theoretical and practical approach, starting with the key questions to help uncover needs and clarify project scope. They then demonstrate probability tools to test and support decisions, and provide processes that resolve key issues. After laying a foundation of cloud concepts and definitions, the book addresses data center creation, infrastructure development, cost modeling, and simulations in decision-making, each part building on the previous. In this way the authors bridge technology, management, and infrastructure as a service, in one complete guide to data centers that facilitates educated decision making.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 848
Weight: 1680 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 43 mm
"...a complete guide...for addressing practical planning and the design of cloud computing initiatives, with a special focus on cost...interesting to a wide range of IT professionals involved in cloud computing, business analysts, and students, of both financial engineering and computer engineering specialties. "--Computing Reviews
"For those looking for a reference to guide them through every aspect of a cloud data center design, Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling is without a doubt the best reference available."--RSAConference.com