Cloud Computing Fundamentals
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Cloud Computing Fundamentals

Learn the Latest Cloud Technology and Architecture with Real-World Examples and Applications

About the Book

Did you know that cloud computing is being used by just about every person or company on the internet today in some shape or form? Most people use the cloud and never even think about it. I've been writing, teaching and speaking about cloud computing since the time it was simply called "the cloud".

In this book, you're going to learn how the cloud works, how it can help you, your team or organization, and the different types of cloud computing.

In chapters 4 and 5, you're going to get a hands-on experience from my examples and learn real-world applications of cloud computing. In chapter 5 I'll show you:

How to create and use a Microsoft Azure subscription to get $200 credit and 12 months of 25 free services.

How to create a Windows virtual machine (VM).

How to create a Linux virtual machine.

When you read my book, you will understand different phrases and acronyms, such as:

Software as a service

Infrastructure as a service

Platform as a service



and so much more!

We'll also talk about:

Public clouds

Private clouds

Hybrid clouds


Finally, we will look at the risks of cloud computing, cover the current marketplace and see a lot of the different companies offering cloud services. You will discover how to recognize and understand what it is these companies actually provide.

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Bolakale Aremu
Bolakale Aremu

My name is Bolakale Aremu. I am multi-talented. As a computer engineer and a computer scientist, I have over 15 years of teaching experience in software development and computer hardware architecture. I am the CEO of AB Publisher LLC, a media publishing company. In the last few years I have helped the IT industry develop various useful programs on Windows, MacOS and PLCs (programmable logic controllers).

I always build solutions from scratch and go as far as modifying open source software to meet my client’s needs. As an embedded systems expert, I design embedded Systems that optimize performance and cost against complex requirements. I leverage Stratify OS (a POSIX like RTOS for micro-controllers) to quickly and cost-effectively develop complex firmware applications in Python and C/C++ languages. I work with a dedicated team of Python programmers who look into specific automation problems and proffer solutions to them.

For any inquiry, you can contact us with any of the email addresses below any time. If you want to contribute your knowledge to this website, or if you have a request, just send us your message. We promise to do our best to help.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. What is Cloud Computing?
  • 1.1. What We’ll Cover and What We’ll Avoid
  • 1.1.1 Types of Cloud Computing
  • 1.2. A few Reasons for Using Cloud Computing
  • 1.3. Different Reasons, Same Benefits
  • 1.3.1 High-Level Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • 1.4. Cloud Products and Services
  • 1.5. Characteristics of Cloud Computing
  • 1.6. Self-Service on Demand
  • 1.7. Resource Pooling
  • 2. Everything as a Service
  • 2.1 Introduction to the “aaS” Model
  • 2.2 Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • 2.3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • 2.3.1 Virtualization
  • 2.3.2 Multitenancy
  • 2.3.3 Lift and Shift
  • 2.4 Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • 2.4.1 Differences Between SaaS, PaaS and IaaS
  • 2.4.2 Scaling In, Out, Up or Down
  • 2.5 The CMR Model
  • 3. The Marketplace: Cloud Solutions & Cloud Vendors
  • 3.1 Making Sense of Cloud Providers
  • 3.1.1 Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud or Multi-Cloud?
  • 3.2 Cloud Deployment Options
  • 3.3 Elastic and Serverless Computing
  • 3.3.1 Elastic Computing
  • 3.3.2 Serverless Computing
  • 3.4. Service-Level Agreements (SLA) in Cloud Computing
  • 4. Real-World Applications of Cloud Computing
  • 4.1 Education
  • 4.2 Healthcare
  • 4.3 Government
  • 4.4 Marketing & Financial Services Cloud
  • 4.5 Cloud Storage
  • 5. Hands-on Experience: Approaching the Cloud with Step-By-Step Real-World Examples
  • 5.1. How to Create and Use a Microsoft Azure Subscription
  • 5.2. How to Create a Windows Virtual Machine (VM)
  • 5.3. How to Create a Linux Virtual Machine (VM)
  • 6. Conclusion
  • 6.1 Final Words
  • 7. Helpful Resources
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