Cloud as a Service: Understanding the Service Innovation Ecosystem

Cloud as a Service: Understanding the Service Innovation Ecosystem

by Enrique Castro-Leon, Robert Harmon

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See how the principles of Service Science govern the dynamics driving the adoption of cloud computing in the industry.

Cloud as Service shows you how the evolution of enterprise computing platforms to application-specific cloud platforms (ASCPs) have aligned to business needs. You'll also learn processes for developing and building ASCPs. You'll gain insight into how executives, managers, and technologists are utilizing cloud services, cloud service providers, equipment manufacturers, and software and application vendors participating in cloud supply chains.

For business, the appeal of cloud computing must go beyond the notion of convenient, on-demand access of networked pooled access to computing resources. Industry leaders have learned to apply cloud computing to become more nimble, cost effective, and customer engaging as they strive for competitive advantage, regardless of size. These companies define and build cloud platforms customized for their needs rather than using someone else’s.

This book shows you how to use a holistic, end-to-end view of platform planning, platform development, supply chains and operations to collapse platform development times to a fraction of the original time. You’ll see that strategies for selling to the cloud market are essentially incomplete; and that in order to be successful, businesses must become cloud service businesses themselves, incorporating cloud technologies in their engineering, IT, sales and marketing, and delivery processes.

What You'll Learn:

  • Historical perspective to provide insight into the dynamics driving cloud evolution today
  • State of the art in IT requirements and cloud solutions
  • The value of User Experience (UX) driven design principles
  • The crucial roles of Service Brokers and Service Assurance Managers
  • The landscape of emerging cloud services and what they mean to your enterprise
  • Service Portals and Enterprise Service Buses

Who This Book Is For:

  • CIOs, CTOs, data center architects, solution architects and application engineers
  • Educational institutions building a systems integration curriculum
  • Developers who want to understand how their work fits in the cloud ecosystem

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484201046
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 12/23/2016
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 337
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Enrique Castro-Leon is an Enterprise Architect and Technology Strategist with the Intel Architecture Group at Intel Corporation working in enterprise IT solution integration, cloud computing and service engineering. As a technology strategist Enrique has been investigating the disruptive effects of emerging technologies in the marketplace. He is the lead author of a book on the convergence of virtualization, service oriented methodologies and distributed computing titled The Business Value of Virtual Service Grids: Strategic Insights for Enterprise Decision Makers. He is also the lead author of a second book, Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing: An Essential Handbook for IT Professionals. Enrique holds Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Purdue University, and a BSEE degree from the University of Costa Rica. Enrique is also a co-founder and President of Neighborhood Learning Center, a tax exempt organization providing computer education and tutoring services to K-12 in Oregon, U.S.A. The NLC has served over 300 children since its inception in 2000 at risk of falling behind in the school system. It has received recent grant awards by the Meyer Memorial Trust, the Templeton Foundation and the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust to carry its mission and currently serves over 60 families.

Table of Contents

Part 1

Chapter 1 - Cloud Computing as a Service

Part 2

Chapter 2 - The Service Science Foundation of Cloud Computing

Chapter 3 - Cloud Computing: Implications for Service Transformation

Part 3

Chapter 4 - Evolution of Cloud Server Platforms

Chapter 5 - Application-Specific Cloud Platforms

Chapter 6 - Building Application-Specific Cloud Platforms

Part 4

Chapter 7 - Bare Metal Clouds

Chapter 8 - Case Studies for Cloud Service Networks

Part 5

Chapter 9 - Evolution of Cloud Service Networks


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