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The Cloud at Your Service: The when, how, and why of enterprise cloud computing by Arthur Mateos, Jothy Rosenberg

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Chapter 2. Understanding cloud computing classifications

This chapter covers

  • Necessary technological underpinnings common to all cloud types
  • Classifying the types of clouds and their capabilities
  • Choosing the appropriate type of cloud and the best provider for it

Now that we’ve set the stage for an understanding of what cloud computing is, we can look under the hood and help you understand the different types or classifications of clouds and how they work. Keeping with the under-the-hood analogy, with cloud computing as our vehicle, the modern data center will serve as the engine and virtualization as the vehicle’s suspension smoothing out the road. The cloud’s API is similar to the dashboard and controls of the vehicle, allowing you to ...

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