This book provides a concise overview of this vel computing paradigm. Written by an experienced professional working in the area, the book covers the topic holistically; and is meant for readers having varying skills in Information Techlogy. The ground realities for adoption of cloud computing and the relevant techlogies have been presented with anecdotes, historical perspectives, and contemporary research findings. The book consists of seven chapters. After a general introduction about cloud computing in the first chapter, the actual definition is presented in Chapter 2. Then the famous Hype Cycle has been reviewed vis-a-vis the realistic proposition that cloud computing offers in Chapter 3. Remaining portion of the book covers the techlogies involved (Chapter 4), the business models around cloud computing (Chapter 5), and finally its role in reshaping our individual, and collective, behaviors in recent times (Chapter 6). The book ends with a discussion about the opportunities and challenges that cloud computing offers (Chapter 7). A comprehensive list of resources (books, magazine issues, articles, and website links) is also available to help you expand your kwledge about the topics covered in this book. You can also refer to the book's website, https: //www.batoi.com/press/books/cloud-computing/ for updates, information about newer editions, and other resources to help you in your learning efforts. This book will serve as a handy guide for IT users, solution providers, and public in general. The technical matters have been presented in a clear and lucid style; and care has been taken to make the conceptual aspects as simple as possible.
A techno-entrepreneur innovator and writer, Ashwini Rath is the Founder Director & CEO at BATOI Systems (P) Limited (batoi.com). His current interests include semantic web, cloud computing and self-healing information architecture. Ashwini is a strong believer of knowledge-based socio-economic development. He lives with parents, wife and son; and loves Nature and Indian rural life. Website of Author: ashwinirath.com