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Intercloud: Solving Interoperability and Communication in a Cloud of Clouds

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The complete guide to Cisco® Intercloud: use cases, planning, and deployment Using Cisco Intercloud technologies, you can seamlessly integrate private, hybrid, and public clouds–securely providing the right resources at will, with consistent control.

Now, four leading experts thoroughly introduce these powerful new technologies. Writing for CTOs, IT/network managers, security architects, product managers, application owners, service architects, and consultants, they explain both underlying Intercloud concepts and practical use cases.

Sharing deep architectural insight, the authors focus on key technical enablers, from virtualization to autonomic management and advanced protocols. They also address the business challenges service providers will face in federated Intercloud relationships. Illuminating the Intercloud with cutting-edge customer examples, they also describe a phased pathway towards coherent deployment. You’ll discover how the Intercloud can improve agility, portability, cost, and speed–and how to start transforming its potential into reality.

  • Explore the Intercloud from both a technical and business standpoint

  • Understand the role of Intercloud federations, exchanges, and brokers

  • Review models for architecture and deployment

  • Plan for effective service and customer management

  • Manage workload portability without compromising service levels

  • Handle service provisioning, assurance, and billing

  • Implement best practices for federated security, privacy, and compliance

  • Understand cloud APIs from “network up” and “application down” views

  • Preview emerging standards for interoperability across disparate clouds

  • Overcome challenges at IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and other service layers

  • Define user-to-network service contracts (UNCs) that permit dynamic cloud service mashups

  • Understand microservices architectures and overlays for porting Intercloud applications

  • Use the Intercloud to cooperatively engage resources from multiple cloud domains, and solve real business problems

  • 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.

    Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. About the Author(s)
    5. About the Technical Reviewers
    6. Dedications
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Contents at a Glance
    9. Reader Services
    10. Contents
    11. Icons Used in This Book
      1. Command Syntax Conventions
    12. Foreword
    13. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book?
      2. How This Book Is Organized
        1. PART I: Introduction to the Current Cloud Landscape
        2. Chapter 1: Cloud as We Know It Today
        3. Chapter 2: Intercloud Architecture and Technologies
        4. Chapter 3: Intercloud IT Management Strategy
        5. PART II: Evolution of Intercloud Management and Security
        6. Chapter 4: Intercloud Architecture(s) and Provisioning
        7. Chapter 5: Intercloud Service Assurance
        8. Chapter 6: Intercloud Accounting and Billing
        9. Chapter 7: Intercloud Security
        10. Chapter 8: Cloud Operating Systems
        11. Part III: Intercloud Case Studies
        12. Chapter 9: Use Cases for Building Intercloud Hybrid Clouds
        13. Appendix A: Intercloud Standards Organizations and Industry Bodies
        14. Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations
    14. Chapter 1. Cloud as We Know It Today
      1. The Evolution of Compute
        1. The Development of Computing
        2. The Role of the Internet
        3. A Brief History of Cloud Computing
      2. IT Service Architectures and Models
        1. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
      3. An Overview of Network and Server Virtualization
        1. An Introduction to Network and Server Virtualization
        2. Storage Virtualization and Storage Area Network (SAN)
        3. Transitioning from Server Virtualization to Network Virtualization
      4. The Evolution of Cloud Computing to the Intercloud
        1. The Five Characteristics of Cloud Computing
        2. The Network as the Platform in Cloud Computing
        3. Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds
      5. Summary
      6. Key Messages
      7. References
    15. Chapter 2. Intercloud Architecture and Technologies
      1. Cisco Intercloud Architecture
        1. IaaS LEGO Masters
        2. LEGO Kits
        3. Development Methodology Transformation
        4. The Intercloud Defined
        5. Cisco Intercloud Architecture Overview
      2. The Cisco OpenStack Platform and Underlying Infrastructure
      3. Cisco Cloud Services (CCS) and Products
        1. Intercloud Network Products
        2. Intercloud Security
        3. Intercloud Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
        4. Intercloud Cloud Services
        5. Intercloud Application Policy
      4. Cisco Application Enablement Platform as a Service
        1. Integrated Platform as a Service (iPaaS)
        2. Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS)
        3. Use Cases for PaaS
      5. Cloud Operational Support Systems (OSS)
        1. Ceilometer
        2. Monasca
        3. Intercloud Monitoring
        4. Intercloud Metering
      6. Cloud Back-Office Support Systems (BSS)
        1. Intercloud BSS Hardware Requirements
        2. Intercloud BSS Software Requirements
      7. The Intercloud Marketplace
      8. Summary
      9. Key Messages
      10. References
    16. Chapter 3. Intercloud IT Management Strategy
      1. IT Service Management Guiding Principles
      2. Technology Business Management (TBM)
        1. Business Transformation
        2. IT Transformation
        3. Technology Transformation
        4. Aligning IT and Business
        5. Aligning Software Management to ITIL Processes
      3. Cisco Lifecycle for IT Services and Management
        1. Plan (Service Strategy and Service Design Phases)
        2. Build (Service Transition Phase)
        3. Manage (Service Operation and Continual Service Improvement Phases)
        4. Best Practices in Software Management Services in the Cisco Lifecycle
        5. Cisco Lifecycle Services for Cloud
        6. Is ITIL Still Relevant When Delivering Services via Cloud?
      4. Fundamental Services Building Blocks for Cloud
        1. Typical Cloud Services
        2. Architecture Considerations for IT Services in Cloud
        3. Challenges in IT Services
        4. The Cloud Adoption Journey
        5. IT Services Catalog
      5. Use Case for Intercloud Management Strategy—Shadow IT
        1. The Shadow IT Problem
        2. Shadow IT Common Usage Software
        3. Shadow IT Issues
        4. Shadow IT: Is This a Necessary Evil?
        5. Creating a Shadow IT Solution
        6. Shadow IT Solution Architecture: Traffic Data Collection, Analysis, and Consumption Analytics
      6. Summary
      7. Key Messages
      8. References
    17. Chapter 4. Intercloud Architecture(s) and Provisioning
      1. Cisco Intercloud Strategy
        1. An Overview of Cisco Intercloud Fabric
        2. Enterprise-Managed Hybrid Cloud (Use Case)
        3. Service-Provider-Managed Hybrid Cloud (Use Case)
      2. Standards-Based Cloud Architectures
        1. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
        2. International Telecommunication Union—Telecom Sector (ITU-T)
      3. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)—Intercloud Architecture
        1. The IEEE Vision of the Intercloud
        2. The Cisco Vision of the Intercloud
        3. Cisco Customer Solution Architecture (CSA)
        4. The CSA Layered Approach
        5. The CSU Obtaining Services from Multiple CSPs via the Intercloud (Use Case 1)
        6. The CSA: Enabling and Delivering Cloud-Based Security Services—Managed Threat Defense (Use Case 2)
      4. Cisco IaaS Provisioning Using OpenStack
        1. OpenStack Conceptual Architecture
        2. An Example of OpenStack Provisioning Flow
        3. Customers’ Interest in OpenStack
        4. Cisco Interest in OpenStack
        5. The Cisco Involvement in OpenStack
        6. Recommendations and Best Practices for OpenStack
        7. Cisco Intercloud Architecture with OpenStack Services
        8. Cisco OpenStack Solutions
      5. Summary
      6. Key Messages
      7. References
    18. Chapter 5. Intercloud Service Assurance
      1. Intercloud Service Assurance Strategy
        1. Service Level
        2. Capacity Management
        3. Service Management and Automation
      2. Intercloud Service Assurance Architecture
        1. Services Catalog
        2. Fulfillment
        3. Orchestration
        4. Onboarding
        5. Intercloud Brokering
        6. Service Assurance Architecture
      3. Summary
      4. Key Messages
    19. Chapter 6. Intercloud Accounting and Billing
      1. Accounting and Billing
        1. Accounting and Billing Taxonomy in the Intercloud
        2. Accounting and Billing in the Intercloud
        3. Intercloud Services Model
      2. Intercloud Accounting and Billing Architecture
        1. Intercloud Federation for Services
        2. Intracloud and Intercloud Communication
        3. Realizing the Billing in the Intercloud
        4. Billing User Experience Analytics
      3. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Business Intelligence (BI)
      4. Summary
      5. Key Messages
      6. References
    20. Chapter 7. Intercloud Security
      1. Customer Adoption Challenges for Cloud Computing
        1. Customer Adoption Challenges for the Intercloud
      2. Understanding the Security Landscape
        1. Attacker Goals
        2. Resource-Based Attacks
        3. Attack Vectors
      3. Building a Cloud-Focused Security Program
        1. Trust Between the Intercloud Participants
        2. Security, Privacy, and Compliance Risks
        3. Secure Cloud Architecture
        4. Security Framework
      4. Intercloud Security Architecture
        1. Security Zones
        2. Security Monitoring
      5. Intercloud Identity Architecture
        1. Identity Challenges in Multitiered Cloud Models
        2. Intercloud User Identity Management
      6. Summary
      7. Key Messages
      8. References
    21. Chapter 8. Cloud Operating Systems
      1. A Brief History of Computing Operating Systems
        1. Components of an Operating System
      2. Cloud as an Operating System
        1. Cloud OS System Architecture
        2. Cloud OS Abstraction Layer Model
        3. Cloud OS Interface Model
      3. Summary
      4. Key Messages
      5. Reference
    22. Chapter 9. Use Cases for Building Intercloud Hybrid Clouds
      1. Private Clouds
        1. Why Private Cloud?
        2. Moving from Legacy IT to Private Cloud
        3. Key Questions to Ask Cloud Vendors
        4. Cisco Solutions for Private Cloud
      2. Hybrid Clouds
        1. Why Hybrid Cloud?
        2. Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Partner
        3. Hybrid Adoption Strategy
        4. Cisco Solutions for Hybrid Clouds
        5. Use Case: An e-Commerce Application for Hybrid Cloud
        6. Use Case: A Customer Using a Hybrid Cloud for Big Data Analytics
      3. Summary
      4. Key Messages
      5. References
    23. Appendix A. Intercloud Standards Organizations and Industry Bodies
      1. International Standards Organizations
      2. Global Industry
      3. North American Standards and Industry
      4. Open-Source Industry
      5. European Standards and Industry
      6. Asia/Pacific Region Industry
    24. Appendix B. Acronyms and Abbreviations
    25. Index