Cloud Data Centers and Cost Modeling establishes a framework for strategic decision-makers to facilitate the development of cloud data centers. Just as building a house requires a clear understanding of the blueprints, architecture, and costs of the project; building a cloud-based data center requires similar knowledge. The authors take a theoretical and practical approach, starting with the key questions to help uncover needs and clarify project scope. They then demonstrate probability tools to test and support decisions, and provide processes that resolve key issues. After laying a foundation of cloud concepts and definitions, the book addresses data center creation, infrastructure development, cost modeling, and simulations in decision-making, each part building on the previous. In this way the authors bridge technology, management, and infrastructure as a service, in one complete guide to data centers that facilitates educated decision making.
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Part I: Foundation 1. Introduction 2. Understanding Business Needs 3. Common Challenges of Framing Business Problems
Part II: Data Centers 4. Data Center Facility Planning, Site Selection and Space 5. Power Management 6. Cooling Strategies 7. Physical Security
Part III: Infrastructure 8. Servers 9. Storage 10. Network 11. Virtualization 12. Service Orchestration
Part IV: Cost Modeling 13. Model Frameworks 14. Leveraging Resources
Part V: Strategic Decision Making 15. Monte Carlo Simulation 16. Real Option Theory 17. The Art of Critical Decision Making for Cloud Computing Investments 18. Market-Oriented Cloud Computing
Caesar Wu is a Senior Domain Specialist on Cloud Computing and Data Centers at Telstra, as well as a Principle Research Fellow, at The University of Melbourne, Australia. He has over 18 years' of experience in ICT architecture, solution design, services delivery and operation management, IT data center lifecycle and transformation. For the past five years he has been responsible for cost modeling of all Telstra cloud computing projects, for both enterprise and government clients, and designed and managed eight data centers in Australia. In 2012, Wu supervised three University of Melbourne PhD students in cloud computing strategic investment decision making.
Rajkumar Buyya Professor and Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and
Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the
founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud
Computing. He has authored over 650 publications and seven textbooks including Mastering Cloud Computing
from McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets
respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the most highly-cited authors in Computer Sience and Software Engineering
worldwide. "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya
as the World's Top-Cited Author and the World's Most-Productive Author in Cloud Computing. He has been
recognized as a Web of Science "Highly Cited Researcher for four consecutive years since 2016. Dr. Buyya
was recognized as Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award from
Elsevier; "Lifetime Achievement Awards" from two Indian universities, and the "Best of the World, in the
Computing Systems field, by The Australian 2019 Research Review. Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and
Fog computing developed under Dr. Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several
academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the
establishment and development of key community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE
Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and the
international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of the "2009 IEEE Medal for
Excellence in Scalable Computing from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud
technology developed under his leadership has received the "Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award."
Dr. Buyya served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently
serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long-standing journal in the field, established
more than 50 years ago.