Architecting the Cloud

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9780071798624: Architecting the Cloud

Expert practitioners at the FEAC Institute explains how to implement cloud solutions using proven patterns from the field of enterprise architecture.

New from the FEAC (Federated Enterprise Architecture Certification) Institute Press, Architecting the Cloud applies the principles of enterprise architecture to planning and deploying a cloud-based strategy for enterprises in keeping with the intrinsic nature of their architectures, whether centralized or decentralized, in-sourced or out-sourced, employee-based or contractor-based.

The authors are leading practitioners of enterprise architecture and cloud computing and one of the authors is responsible for defining the cloud computing strategy for the United States Navy. Architecting the Cloud presents models of cloud computing and pairs them with enterprise patterns. It provides a phased, step-by step-strategy for transformation of current operations to a future state that partially or fully leverages cloud computing to derive benefits of capital conservation, on-demand scaling and support for enterprise expansion without a corresponding increase in enterprise IT complexity. The book also focuses on patterns related to the production of cloud environments.

  • Practical case studies help you apply the concepts learned in each chapter
  • Objectives, summaries, and key points reinforce learning
  • Co-author Kenneth Griesi is responsible for defining the cloud computing strategy for the U.S. Navy

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Kenneth Griesi, M.S., is the Chief Architect of a multi-billion dollar U.S. Navy Program where his responsibilities include shaping the U.S. Department of Defense’s cloud computing solution and policies. He was instrumental in structuring the Architecting curriculum at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), teaches courses as an Adjunct Professor at UCSD, is a Fellow of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Certification (FEAC™) Institute, and a regular speaker at industry and academic events.

Mark Bergman, Ph.D,. is a strategic thought leader and researcher in the area of agile systems engineering currently developing a program to apply agile methods to the practice of systems engineering via a complex adaptive systems (CAS) framework. He has worked for or consulted with the MITRE Corporation, Naval Postgraduate School, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and a variety of start-ups.

Prakash Rao, CEA is Vice President and Chief Architect with Metadata Management Corporation Ltd., and a faculty member with the FEAC Institute where he teaches enterprise architecture and the DoD Architecture Framework. He is a coauthor of FEAC Certified Enterprise Architect CEA Study Guide.

Beryl Bellman, Ph.D. is co-founder and Academic Director of the FEAC Institute and is a tenured full Professor of Communication Studies at California State University at Los Angeles. He has consulted in enterprise architecture in the public sector and for the U.S. Departments of Defense, Agriculture, Forest Service, Energy, and Justice/INS, and the White House for the Executive Office of the President. Dr. Bellman is a coauthor of FEAC Certified Enterprise Architect CEA Study Guide.

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