Cloud Standards is a broad discussion of important existing and future standards.
For existing standards, the book focuses on how they are used, providing practical advice to engineers who are constructing clouds and services to be deployed on clouds. For future standards, the focus is on why a standard is needed, what the benefits will be, and what is being done now to fill the gap.
No other current book provides this information in the depth and detail necessary for an engineer's work, an architect in designing cloud systems, a product manager collecting and evaluating products, or an executive evaluating the feasibility of a project.
The book also provides insight into cloud implementations, which can be seen as the culmination of many trends in software and hardware engineering. Much of the foundation for these developments have been crystallized in the form of standards like TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) and HTTP (Hypertext Transmission Protocol). The book leads readers to understand how these contribute to and affect cloud implementations.
What You’ll Learn from Cloud Standards:
- The ability to identify the appropriate standards to apply in all aspects of cloud implementations and the design and construction of software to be deployed on the cloud.
- How to apply the standards once they are identified, and the strengths of specific standards.
- Since standards are at the foundation of many aspects of cloud computing, readers will also gain a greater understanding of how the cloud works, as well as its strengths and vulnerabilities.
Who This Book is For: Cloud Standards
is aimed at trained software engineers, architects, product managers, and knowledgeable executives who are accustomed to working in an enterprise IT environment. Readers will be aided by familiarity with basic programming practices and common software engineering tools like Java and XML, although this knowledge is not required.
About the author
Marvin Waschke is a senior principal software architect who works on cloud projects at CA Technologies. He joined CA Technologies in 1996, and wrote his first lines of code over forty years ago. He has designed and constructed many mainframe and distributed computer systems. Prior to his current interest in cloud computing, he specialized in designing and constructing service management systems, especially service desks. Marvin has also been a database design consultant for accounting and point-of-sale systems.
He has an enduring interest in computing standards, and currently represents CA Technologies on the DMTF Cloud Management, Open Virtualization Format (OVF), Common Information Model REST Interface, and Configuration Management Database Federation Working Groups. He was also active in the W3C Service Modeling Language Working Group.
Marvin is the editor-in-chief of the CA Technology Exchange, a technical journal written by CA Technologies thought leaders and technical experts. He blogs at Innovation Today, CA Cloud Storm Chasers, as well as on Smart Enterprise Exchange.