Intercloud Solving Interoperability and Communication in a Cloud of Clouds

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2016-06-23
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
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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.


Author Biography

Jazib Frahim, CCIE ® No. 5459 (R&S; Security), CISSP, CISM, is a Principal Engineer in Cisco Security Solutions, helps customers design and implement network security across the entire solutions development lifecycle. He has helped develop customer-focused services including Advanced Threat Analytics, Hosted Identity, and BYOD. His books include all editions of Cisco ASA.

Venkata (Josh) Josyula, CCIE ® No. 13518, built the first cloud solution for Cisco, Virtualized Management Data Center. He holds a widely used pat¿ent on cloud containers, and has published 60+ technical papers and articles. Drawing on 30 years of IT/telecom experience at Cisco and Bell Labs, he consults with enterprises and service providers worldwide.

Monique Morrow, Cisco CTO for New Frontiers Engineering, co-innovates with customers worldwide. Her technical expertise includes cloud computing, Intercloud federation, IoT, M2M Security, E-Health, and the semantic web. She co-authored Developing IP-based Services and MPLS VPN Security, and holds eight patents, with seven pending. She was named one of Europe’s most inspiring women in technology for 2016.

Ken Owens, Cisco CTO, Cloud Solution Engineering, defines technical vision and strategy for the Cloud Infrastructure Services (CIS) business for Cisco. Owens created Mantl,io, an integrated, automated microservices infrastructure; and Cisco Shipped, an automated SDLC. Responsible for cloud native development engineering at Cisco, he is Technical Committee representative to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. He holds nine US patents, with twelve pending.

Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction To The Current Cloud Landscape
Chapter 1:  Cloud- as we know it today
Chapter 2:  Intercloud architecture and Technologies
Chapter 3:  Intercloud IT management Strategy
PART II:  Evolution of Intercloud Management and Security
Chapter 4: Intercloud Service Provisioning
Chapter 5:  Intercloud Service Billing
Chapter 6:  Intercloud Service Assurance
Chapter 7: Intercloud Security
Chapter 8: Cloud Operating System

Part III: Intercloud Case Studies

Chapter 9: Case Studies – Application of the Intercloud To Solve Today’s Business Problems

Appendix 1:  Cloud Standards and Forum Update as Example
Appendix 2: Acronyms

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