Leading researchers and educators, Dr. Vijay Madisetti and Mr. Arshdeep Bahga release a new textbook, “Cloud Computing Solutions Architect,” as part of their expanding textbook series “A Hands-On Approach” in the area of cloud computing, analytics, IoT and blockchain. The competency-based learning approach trains the next generation of cloud solution developers and assists in providing a solid foundation towards AWS Cloud Certification and beyond.
Johns Creek, GA, July 05, 2019 — A recent industry report from Gartner points out that choices related to cloud computing at enterprises have changed from “if” to “how” to build, deploy, consume, manage, secure and integrate cloud services into their operations. The cloud solutions architect is the person who defines the enterprise cloud strategy from a technical point of view and must take responsibility for rolling out these cloud services.
Cloud computing is a transformative paradigm that enables scalable, convenient, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing and networking resources, for efficiently delivering applications and services over the Internet. Amazon Web Services (AWS), a leading provider of cloud platforms and services, defines a cloud solutions architect as one who can provide solution plans for the best architectural practices for cloud applications, can design and deploy highly scalable and fault-tolerant services, can assist in lifting legacy applications and shifting them to the cloud, and can identify and plan for data entry and exit from the cloud platform, choose suitable cloud services based on data, compute, and security requirements. Further, the cloud solutions architect also ensures that enterprise offerings conform to sound principles, such as AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAF) for cloud applications and services.
The book is part of the expanding “A Hands-On Approach” series from the same authors. This book is written as a textbook for training the next generation of cloud solutions architects for educational programs at colleges and universities, and also accompanying cloud certification programs where students would be interested in obtaining valuable hands-on skills on actual cloud platforms to further develop their knowledge and competency base. Through extensive use of examples and case studies, with full code support, the book allows students to learn through doing.
The book is organized into twenty chapters that provide in-depth coverage of concepts, technologies, and architectures related to cloud computing environments and cloud applications. Real-world examples of cloud-based services and their characteristics are described. Reference architectures for different classes of cloud applications, including e-Commerce, Banking, Business-to-Business, Retail, and Social Networking in the context of commonly used design methodologies are examined in detail. The reader is also introduced to specialized aspects of cloud computing, including serverless computing, cloud security, and big data analytics. Case studies on the applications of the cloud in industry, healthcare, transportation systems, smart grids and education are provided. Through generous use of hundreds of figures and tested code samples, the authors have attempted to provide a rigorous “no hype” guide to cloud computing. Leading companies, such as Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Nvidia, Oracle to name a few, actively recruit for cloud solutions architects.
Vijay Madisetti is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, USA, and Arshdeep Bahga is Head of Cloudemy Technology Labs in Chandigarh, India, and former Research Scientist at Georgia Tech. hands-on-books-series.com
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