Don Jones' The Cloud 4N00bs
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Last updated on 2018-09-20

About the Book

This is an Agile-published book, which means you're purchasing it before it is completed (at a lower price). New chapters are published periodically, and you'll always be able to download the latest version at no extra charge.

What's "the Cloud?" What exactly are cloud vendors selling, and how can you get started using their services for yourself, or as part of your job? In this super-concise, super-friendly book, you'll learn exactly what "The Cloud" is all about, and how to perform some of the most common tasks in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

You'll also learn the business models, jargon, and pitfalls of "The Cloud," enabling you to move on to more intermediate-level resources, books, documentations, and videos to continue your learning journey.

Table of Contents

  • About this Series
  • Important Note
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • What is “The Cloud?”
  • What the Cloud Sells
    • Software as a Service
    • Infrastructure as a Service
    • Platform as a Service
    • But Wait, There’s More!
  • AWS vs. Azure vs. Others
  • Part 2: Core Concepts
  • Compute
    • Compute Models
    • Compute Size
    • Serverless Compute
    • But Compute’s Not All!
  • Storage
    • Instance Storage
    • Block, Blob, File, Disk: The Basics
    • Database Storage
  • Networking
    • Virtual Networks
    • Load Balancing
    • Name Resolution
    • Network Security
    • Private Connectivity
    • Content Delivery Networks
    • Wrapping Up
  • Security
  • Part 3: Getting Hands-On
  • Getting Started
    • Setting up a trial subscription in Azure
    • Setting up a trial subscription in Amazon
    • Creating Your First Resource in Azure
    • Creating your first resource in AWS
  • IaaS: Setting up a WordPress Server
    • WordPress under the hood
    • Deploy WordPress in Microsoft Azure
  • Part 4: Advanced-ish Stuff

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About the Authors

Don Jones
Don Jones

Don Jones has been in the IT industry since the mid 1990s, and has been a recipient of Microsoft's "Most Valuable Professional" Award since 2003. He's a co-founder of PowerShell.org and The DevOps Collective, and a Curriculum Director for online video training company Pluralsight. Don authored some of the first books ever published for Windows PowerShell, and is the co-author of Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, the bestselling entry-level book for PowerShell. Don's a sought-after speaker at technology conferences like Microsoft Ignite, TechMentor, and many more. You can find him on Twitter @concentratedDon, or on his website, DonJones.com. 

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