Cloud Networking

Understanding Cloud-based Data Center Networks

Author: Gary Lee

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128008164

Category: Computers

Page: 238

View: 4843

Cloud Networking: Understanding Cloud-Based Data Center Networks explains the evolution of established networking technologies into distributed, cloud-based networks. Starting with an overview of cloud technologies, the book explains how cloud data center networks leverage distributed systems for network virtualization, storage networking, and software-defined networking. The author offers insider perspective to key components that make a cloud network possible such as switch fabric technology and data center networking standards. The final chapters look ahead to developments in architectures, fabric technology, interconnections, and more. By the end of the book, readers will understand core networking technologies and how they’re used in a cloud data center. Understand existing and emerging networking technologies that combine to form cloud data center networks Explains the evolution of data centers from enterprise to private and public cloud networks Reviews network virtualization standards for multi-tenant data center environments Includes cutting-edge detail on the latest switch fabric technologies from the networking team in Intel

Cloud Computing

Automating the Virtualized Data Center

Author: Venkata Josyula,Malcolm Orr,Greg Page

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 1587204347

Category: Computers

Page: 371

View: 2105

The complete guide to provisioning and managing cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) data center solutions Could computing will revolutionize the way IT resources are deployed, configured, and managed for years to come. Service providers and customers each stand to realize tremendous value from this paradigm shift-if they can take advantage of it. Cloud Computing brings together the realistic, start-to-finish guidance they need to plan, implement, and manage cloud solution architectures for tomorrow's virtualized data centers. It introduces cloud 'newcomers' to essential concepts, and offers experienced operations professionals detailed guidance on delivering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). This book's replicable solutions and fully-tested best practices will help enterprises, services providers, consultants, and Cisco partners meet the challenge of provisioning end-to-end cloud infrastructures. Drawing on extensive experience working with leading cloud vendors and integrators, the authors present detailed operations workflow examples, proven techniques for operating cloud-based network, compute, and storage infrastructure; a comprehensive management reference architecture; and a complete case study demonstrating rapid, lower-cost solutions design. Cloud Computing will be an indispensable resource for all network/IT professionals and managers involved with planning, implementing, or managing the next generation of cloud computing services. • •Review the key concepts needed to successfully deploy and cloud-based services •Transition common enterprise design patterns and use cases to the cloud •Master architectural principles and infrastructure design for 'real-time' managed IT services •Understand the Cisco approach to cloud-related technologies, systems, and services •Develop a cloud management architecture using ITIL, TMF, and ITU-TMN standards •Implement best practices for cloud service provisioning, activation, and management •Automate cloud infrastructure to simplify service delivery, monitoring and assurance •Choose and implement the right billing/chargeback approaches for your business •Design and build IaaS services, from start to finish •Manage the unique capacity challenges associated with sporadic, real-time demand •Provide a consistent and optimal cloud user experience This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

Online Counselor Education

A Guide for Students

Author: Carl J. Sheperis,R. J. Davis

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506300936

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 5830

Online Counselor Education: A Guide for Students is an all-new guide for online students in counselor education programs. Students in online environments face a number of challenges that could put them at a disadvantage unless they have a resource to help guide them through some of the confusing aspects of an online environment. Such challenges include the lack of understanding surrounding graduate school performance expectations, balancing graduate school and life, the inability to connect with community members and local field agencies, and various other aspects unique to an online environment. This text from Carl J. Sheperis and R.J. Davis will help students through these challenges and act as an invaluable resource.

IBM Data Center Networking: Planning for Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Author: Michele Girola,Marian Friedman,Mark Lewis,Alessio M. Tarenzio,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738435392

Category: Computers

Page: 258

View: 8961

The enterprise data center has evolved dramatically in recent years. It has moved from a model that placed multiple data centers closer to users to a more centralized dynamic model. The factors influencing this evolution are varied but can mostly be attributed to regulatory, service level improvement, cost savings, and manageability. Multiple legal issues regarding the security of data housed in the data center have placed security requirements at the forefront of data center architecture. As the cost to operate data centers has increased, architectures have moved towards consolidation of servers and applications in order to better utilize assets and reduce "server sprawl." The more diverse and distributed the data center environment becomes, the more manageability becomes an issue. These factors have led to a trend of data center consolidation and resources on demand using technologies such as virtualization, higher WAN bandwidth technologies, and newer management technologies. The intended audience of this book is network architects and network administrators. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we discuss the following topics: The current state of the data center network The business drivers making the case for change The unique capabilities and network requirements of system platforms The impact of server and storage consolidation on the data center network The functional overview of the main data center network virtualization and consolidation technologies The new data center network design landscape

Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling

A Complete Guide To Planning, Designing and Building a Cloud Data Center

Author: Caesar Wu,Rajkumar Buyya

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128016884

Category: Computers

Page: 848

View: 3794

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. Explains how to balance cloud computing functionality with data center efficiency Covers key requirements for power management, cooling, server planning, virtualization, and storage management Describes advanced methods for modeling cloud computing cost including Real Option Theory and Monte Carlo Simulations Blends theoretical and practical discussions with insights for developers, consultants, and analysts considering data center development

Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud

Delivering business-grade cloud applications and services

Author: Huseni Saboowala,Muhammad Abid,Sudhir Modali

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0132731002

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 1634

Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud Delivering business-grade cloud applications and services A rapid, easy-to-understand approach to delivering a secure, resilient, easy-to-manage, SLA-driven cloud experience Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud helps you understand the design and architecture of networks and network services that enable the delivery of business-grade cloud services. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience in network and cloud design, validation, and deployment, the authors demonstrate how networks spanning from the Enterprise branch/HQ and the service provider Next-Generation Networks (NGN) to the data center fabric play a key role in addressing the primary inhibitors to cloud adoption–security, performance, and management complexity. The authors first review how virtualized infrastructure lays the foundation for the delivery of cloud services before delving into a primer on clouds, including the management of cloud services. Next, they explore key factors that inhibit enterprises from moving their core workloads to the cloud, and how advanced networks and network services can help businesses migrate to the cloud with confidence. You’ll find an in-depth look at data center networks, including virtualization-aware networks, virtual network services, and service overlays. The elements of security in this virtual, fluid environment are discussed, along with techniques for optimizing and accelerating the service delivery. The book dives deeply into cloud-aware service provider NGNs and their role in flexibly connecting distributed cloud resources, ensuring the security of provider and tenant resources, and enabling the optimal placement of cloud services. The role of Enterprise networks as a critical control point for securely and cost-effectively connecting to high-performance cloud services is explored in detail before various parts of the network finally come together in the definition and delivery of end-to-end cloud SLAs. At the end of the journey, you preview the exciting future of clouds and network services, along with the major upcoming trends. If you are a technical professional or manager who must design, implement, or operate cloud or NGN solutions in enterprise or service-provider environments, this guide will be an indispensable resource. * Understand how virtualized data-center infrastructure lays the groundwork for cloud-based services * Move from distributed virtualization to “IT-as-a-service” via automated self-service portals * Classify cloud services and deployment models, and understand the actors in the cloud ecosystem * Review the elements, requirements, challenges, and opportunities associated with network services in the cloud * Optimize data centers via network segmentation, virtualization-aware networks, virtual network services, and service overlays * Systematically secure cloud services * Optimize service and application performance * Plan and implement NGN infrastructure to support and accelerate cloud services * Successfully connect enterprises to the cloud * Define and deliver on end-to-end cloud SLAs * Preview the future of cloud and network services

Cloud Computing

Principles and Paradigms

Author: Rajkumar Buyya,James Broberg,Andrzej M. Goscinski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118002209

Category: Computers

Page: 664

View: 966

The primary purpose of this book is to capture the state-of-the-art in Cloud Computing technologies and applications. The book will also aim to identify potential research directions and technologies that will facilitate creation a global market-place of cloud computing services supporting scientific, industrial, business, and consumer applications. We expect the book to serve as a reference for larger audience such as systems architects, practitioners, developers, new researchers and graduate level students. This area of research is relatively recent, and as such has no existing reference book that addresses it. This book will be a timely contribution to a field that is gaining considerable research interest, momentum, and is expected to be of increasing interest to commercial developers. The book is targeted for professional computer science developers and graduate students especially at Masters level. As Cloud Computing is recognized as one of the top five emerging technologies that will have a major impact on the quality of science and society over the next 20 years, its knowledge will help position our readers at the forefront of the field.

Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

Understanding Techniques and Designs for Highly Efficient Data Centers with Cisco Nexus, UCS, MDS, and Beyond

Author: Gustavo A. A. Santana

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133096440

Category: Computers

Page: 900

View: 2229

Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals For many IT organizations, today’s greatest challenge is to drive more value, efficiency, and utilization from data centers. Virtualization is the best way to meet this challenge. Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals brings together the comprehensive knowledge Cisco professionals need to apply virtualization throughout their data center environments. Leading data center expert Gustavo A. A. Santana thoroughly explores all components of an end-to-end data center virtualization solution, including networking, storage, servers, operating systems, application optimization, and security. Rather than focusing on a single product or technology, he explores product capabilities as interoperable design tools that can be combined and integrated with other solutions, including VMware vSphere. With the author’s guidance, you’ll learn how to define and implement highly-efficient architectures for new, expanded, or retrofit data center projects. By doing so, you can deliver agile application provisioning without purchasing unnecessary infrastructure, and establish a strong foundation for new cloud computing and IT-as-a-service initiatives. Throughout, Santana illuminates key theoretical concepts through realistic use cases, real-world designs, illustrative configuration examples, and verification outputs. Appendixes provide valuable reference information, including relevant Cisco data center products and CLI principles for IOS and NX-OS. With this approach, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals will be an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the CCNA Data Center, CCNP Data Center, or CCIE Data Center certification exams. Learn how virtualization can transform and improve traditional data center network topologies Understand the key characteristics and value of each data center virtualization technology Walk through key decisions, and transform choices into architecture Smoothly migrate existing data centers toward greater virtualization Burst silos that have traditionally made data centers inefficient Master foundational technologies such as VLANs, VRF, and virtual contexts Use virtual PortChannel and FabricPath to overcome the limits of STP Optimize cabling and network management with fabric extender (FEX) virtualized chassis Extend Layer 2 domains to distant data center sites using MPLS and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Use VSANs to overcome Fibre Channel fabric challenges Improve SAN data protection, environment isolation, and scalability Consolidate I/O through Data Center Bridging and FCoE Use virtualization to radically simplify server environments Create server profiles that streamline “bare metal” server provisioning “Transcend the rack” through virtualized networking based on Nexus 1000V and VM-FEX Leverage opportunities to deploy virtual network services more efficiently Evolve data center virtualization toward full-fledged private clouds

Build a Smarter Data Center with Juniper Networks QFabric

Author: Bill White,Hoi T Hon,Stephen Sauer,Raymund Schuenke,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738451193

Category: Computers

Page: 70

View: 5635

In this IBM® RedguideTM document, we highlight the key requirements for a smarter data center network and show how the data center fabric, a new switching architecture, provides the required performance, scalability, and management. We explore Juniper Networks' QFabric, a revolutionary DCN fabric product, and describe how its characteristics and key network innovations provide real business value in rapid service deployment, cost-efficient service delivery, energy efficiency, and business resiliency and security. We examine Juniper's QFabric design, product software, hardware, and deployment, and illustrate how QFabric can drastically improve your DCN while reducing your business costs. We describe three common QFabric network use cases that highlight fundamental changes in DCN architecture. Use cases are based on our project experiences, specifically optimized application delivery control, secure isolation provisioning of a multi-tenant environment, and support of business continuity. IBM understands that the first step in transforming network infrastructure is developing an enterprise network architecture that considers business and IT environments, security and privacy policies, service priorities, and growth plans. This guide describes how to migrate to a smarter data center using QFabric and also considers organizational aspects of migration. Over decades, IBM has built deep technical expertise and understanding of the evolving demands of network, server, storage, and desktop virtualization. IBM has extensive design and integration experience in complex DCN infrastructures and cloud computing environments. And IBM has a global pool of skilled networking professionals with in-depth IT and networking infrastructure knowledge and world class project management skills. IBM and Juniper Networks' strong partnership offers leading edge network products and technologies that will help you create and implement this unrivalled DCN design using the information covered in this paper.

Data Center Networks

Topologies, Architectures and Fault-Tolerance Characteristics

Author: Yang Liu,Jogesh K. Muppala,Malathi Veeraraghavan,Dong Lin,Mounir Hamdi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 331901949X

Category: Computers

Page: 68

View: 8199

This SpringerBrief presents a survey of data center network designs and topologies and compares several properties in order to highlight their advantages and disadvantages. The brief also explores several routing protocols designed for these topologies and compares the basic algorithms to establish connections, the techniques used to gain better performance, and the mechanisms for fault-tolerance. Readers will be equipped to understand how current research on data center networks enables the design of future architectures that can improve performance and dependability of data centers. This concise brief is designed for researchers and practitioners working on data center networks, comparative topologies, fault tolerance routing, and data center management systems. The context provided and information on future directions will also prove valuable for students interested in these topics.

Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing

Author: San Murugesan,Irena Bojanova

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118821971

Category: Computers

Page: 744

View: 6437

The Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing comprehensively cover all aspects of cloud computing. It provides IT professionals, educators, researchers and students a compendium of cloud computing knowledge – concepts, principles, architecture, technology, security, privacy and regulatory compliance, applications, adoption, business, and social and legal aspects. Containing contributions from a spectrum of subject matter experts in industry and academia, this unique publication also addresses questions related to technological trends and developments, research opportunities, best practices, standards, and cloud adoption that stakeholders might have in the context of development, operation, management, and use of clouds, providing multiple perspectives. Furthermore, itexamines cloud computing's impact now and in the future. The encyclopedia is logically organised into 10 sections amd each section into a maximum of 12 chapters, each covering a major topic/area with cross-references as required. The chapters consist of tables, illustrations, side-bars as appropriate. In additon, it also includes highlights at the beginning of each chapter, as well as backend material references and additional resources for further information (including relevant websites, videos and software tools). The encyclopedia also contains illustrations and case studies. A list of acronyms are provided in the beginning and a comprehensive and informative glossary at the end.

IBM SmartCloud: Building a Cloud Enabled Data Center

Author: Pietro Iannucci,Manav Gupta,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738438049

Category: Computers

Page: 42

View: 7155

Organizations are looking for ways to get more out of their already strained IT infrastructure as they face new technological and economic pressures. They are also trying to satisfy a broad set of users (internal and external to the enterprise) who demand improvements in their quality of service (QoS), regardless of increases in the number of users and applications. Cloud computing offers attractive opportunities to reduce costs, accelerate development, and increase the flexibility of the IT infrastructure, applications, and services. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the typical starting point for most organizations when moving to a cloud computing environment. IaaS can be used for the delivery of resources such as compute, storage, and network services through a self-service portal. With IaaS, IT services are delivered as a subscription service, eliminating up-front costs and driving down ongoing support costs. IBM® has defined the Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA) based on years of experience of working with customers who have implemented cloud-computing solutions. The IBM CCRA is a blueprint or guide for architecting cloud-computing implementations. This IBM RedguideTM publication highlights the Cloud Enabled Data Center adoption pattern and describes how you can use it to define an IaaS solution. This guide is intended for chief technology officers, data center architects, IT architects, and application architects who want to understand the cloud-computing infrastructure necessary to support their applications and services by using an IaaS solution. It explains the technical and business benefits of a Cloud Enabled Data Center solution. It introduces a Cloud Enabled Data Center maturity model where each maturity level corresponds to an increase in the degree of automation and the cloud-computing capabilities that are available. In addition, this guide describes the architectural framework provided by the IBM CCRA and explains details about the Cloud Enabled Data Center adoption pattern.

The Economics of Cloud Computing

Author: Bill Williams

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 1587143062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 91

View: 2372

This text provides decision makers with the insight and practical tools they need to make intelligent decisions about cloud computing and manage an effective migration to this new paradigm.

Securing the Cloud

Security Strategies for the Ubiquitous Data Center

Author: Curtis Franklin Jr.,Brian Chee

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

ISBN: 9781466569201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 914

This book present the principles of cloud computing security. From a definition of terms to key issues for service contracts, it's a must-have companion for anyone charged with protecting cloud-based assets or using cloud-based security to protect traditional computing assets. The book integrates the authors’ decades of experience in the IT industry with interviews of IT executives from cloud security companies and enterprises using cloud computing. Bringing together critical information from a variety of sources, this is an indispensible reference for IT professionals.

Moving Target Defense for Distributed Systems

Author: Sachin Shetty,Xuebiao Yuchi,Min Song

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319310321

Category: Computers

Page: 76

View: 3371

This book provides an overview of Moving Target Defense (MTD) and the importance of developing novel MTD schemes to protect distributed systems. It presents MTD-based research efforts to protect cloud data centers, along with network and security risk-aware approaches to place Virtual Machines (VM) in cloud data centers. These approaches include MTD-based network diversity models that enable an evaluation of the robustness of cloud data centers against potential zero-day attacks. Since these models can be used as a security metric the authors include different network configurations and policies, consider the similarity and dissimilarity of network resources, and account for minimum impact to maximum impact attacks. Also offered is a framework for determining the cost of MTD-based VM migration on cloud data centers. Designed for researchers and practitioners, Moving Target Defense for Distributed Systems enables readers to understand the potential of MTD capabilities. It enables defenders to change system or network behaviors, policies, and configurations automatically to keep potential attack surfaces protected. Advanced level students in computer science, especially those interested in networks and security, will benefit from this book.

The Telecommunications Handbook

Engineering Guidelines for Fixed, Mobile and Satellite Systems

Author: Jyrki T. J. Penttinen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118678885

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1008

View: 2839

This practical handbook and reference provides a complete understanding of the telecommunications field supported by descriptions and case examples throughout Taking a practical approach, The Telecommunications Handbook examines the principles and details of all of the major and modern telecommunications systems currently available to industry and to end-users. It gives essential information about usage, architectures, functioning, planning, construction, measurements and optimisation. The structure of the book is modular, giving both overall descriptions of the architectures and functionality of typical use cases, as well as deeper and practical guidelines for telecom professionals. The focus of the book is on current and future networks, and the most up-to-date functionalities of each network are described in sufficient detail for deployment purposes. The contents include an introduction to each technology, its evolution path, feasibility and utilization, solution and network architecture, and technical functioning of the systems (signalling, coding, different modes for channel delivery and security of core and radio system). The planning of the core and radio networks (system-specific field test measurement guidelines, hands-on network planning advices and suggestions for the parameter adjustments) and future systems are also described. Each chapter covers aspects individually for easy reference, including approaches such as: functional blocks, protocol layers, hardware and software, planning, optimization, use cases, challenges, solutions to potential problems Provides very practical detail on the planning and operation of networks to enable readers to apply the content in real-world deployments Bridges the gap between the communications in the academic context and the practical knowledge and skills needed to work in the telecommunications industry Section divisions include: General theory; Fixed telecommunications; Mobile communications; Space communications; Other and special communications; and Planning and management of telecommunication networks Covers new commercial and enhanced systems deployed, such as IPv6 based networks, LTE-Advanced and GALILEO An essential reference for Technical personnel at telecom operators; equipment and terminal manufacturers; Engineers working for network operators.

To the Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise

Author: Pankaj Arora,Raj Biyani,Salil Dave

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071792228

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 3490

This invaluable guide addresses the Why, What, and How of enterprise cloud adoption, leveraging a clear framework and proven best practices from Microsoft's own experience. “Great book. What’s particularly impressive is the outline of steps Microsoft itself is taking in its move to the cloud. Do as I do is always more powerful than do as I say.” —Al Ries, Coauthor, War in the Boardroom “This book takes on enterprise cloud adoption to a level I’ve not seen before—made even more elegant with its structured framework and crisp approach.” —Anthony D. Christie, CMO, Level 3 Communications, Former CTO/CIO, Global Crossing “A practical and timely guide that covers the entire journey to the cloud from an enterprise perspective, including business, technology, and organizational impact.” —Bart Luijten, CIO Corporate Functions & Corporate Technology, Philips “The cloud powers business solutions for building tomorrow’s enterprise and this book offers a simple, well-structured, and high-level process map for cloud adoption.” —Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys Limited Cloud computing is full of tremendous opportunity, but is also riddled with hype and confusion. Business and technology leaders know the cloud is essential, but lack clarity and experience. To the Cloud cuts through the noise and addresses the Why, What, and How of enterprise cloud adoption. The book lays out a four-step framework leveraging the experience and best practices of Microsoft's own IT group. It provides end-to-end business and technology guidance, including 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. The book is applicable to all cloud platforms and providers, and debunks myths in its clear and concise style (e.g., 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. Leveraging 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. In this book, you will learn how to Explore cloud computing to understand its promise and challenges Envision how cloud computing can transform your organization Enable your organization with the necessary resources and skills Execute the design, development, and operation of cloud workloads To the Cloud is an essential guide for IT professionals seeking to lower total cost of ownership, improve the return on IT investment of existing services, or help the business bring new products to market more quickly.

Handbook of Research on High Performance and Cloud Computing in Scientific Research and Education

Author: Despotovi?-Zraki?, Marijana

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466657855

Category: Computers

Page: 476

View: 3636

As information systems used for research and educational purposes have become more complex, there has been an increase in the need for new computing architecture. High performance and cloud computing provide reliable and cost-effective information technology infrastructure that enhances research and educational processes. Handbook of Research on High Performance and Cloud Computing in Scientific Research and Education presents the applications of cloud computing in various settings, such as scientific research, education, e-learning, ubiquitous learning, and social computing. Providing various examples, practical solutions, and applications of high performance and cloud computing; this book is a useful reference for professionals and researchers discovering the applications of information and communication technologies in science and education, as well as scholars seeking insight on how modern technologies support scientific research.

The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI

Architecture, Concepts, and Methodology

Author: Lucien Avramov,Maurizio Portolani

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 013358948X

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 6617

Using the policy driven data center approach, networking professionals can make their data center topologies faster to configure and more portable. They can also build cloud infrastructure faster than before. All of this can be achieved by using REST and python together with the latest Cisco technology called Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI helps Architects, IT administrators, Network Administrators and Engineers to build and troubleshoot multipurpose cloud architectures. Cisco data center experts Lucien Avramov and Maurizio Portolani thoroughly explain the architecture, concepts, and methodology of the policy driven data center. The authors cover the key technology concepts, the tools for modern data centers including python scripting and REST, the design consideration and methodology of modern fabrics including VXLAN-based forwarding, the policy model theory and concepts, how to build a multi-hypervisor and bare-metal infrastructure including OpenStack, the service integration, and advanced telemetry capabilities for troubleshooting. The book concludes by discussing universal data center switch architecture concepts in order to clearly understand switching concepts and the newer trends in the Nexus 9000 product portfolio. Drawing on their extensive experience in enterprise engagements, the authors present effective solutions for virtualized data centers, high performance computing, ultra-low latency environments, and large-scale data centers. In addition to discussing relevant concepts and methodologies, the authors address design considerations associated with hardware, topologies, automation, and scalability. Technical professionals will find invaluable guidance on migrating current data center environments to a policy driven data center.

Deploying and Managing a Cloud Infrastructure

Real-World Skills for the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification and Beyond: Exam CV0-001

Author: Abdul Salam,Zafar Gilani,Salman Ul Haq

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118875583

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 5797

Learn in-demand cloud computing skills from industry experts Deploying and Managing a Cloud Infrastructure is an excellent resource for IT professionals seeking to tap into the demand for cloud administrators. This book helps prepare candidates for the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification (CV0-001) cloud computing certification exam. Designed for IT professionals with 2-3 years of networking experience, this certification provides validation of your cloud infrastructure knowledge. With over 30 years of combined experience in cloud computing, the author team provides the latest expert perspectives on enterprise-level mobile computing, and covers the most essential topics for building and maintaining cloud-based systems, including: Understanding basic cloud-related computing concepts, terminology, and characteristics Identifying cloud delivery solutions and deploying new infrastructure Managing cloud technologies, services, and networks Monitoring hardware and software performance Featuring real-world examples and interactive exercises, Deploying and Managing Cloud Infrastructure delivers practical knowledge you can apply immediately. And, in addition, you also get access to a full set of electronic study tools including: Interactive Test Environment Electronic Flashcards Glossary of Key Terms Now is the time to learn the cloud computing skills you need to take that next step in your IT career.