Understanding Cloud Computing, a SUN guide

Today I received an email from SUN regarding a guide about “Understanding Cloud Computing”.

It was a good read so I decided to share it with you.


It’s easy to get lost in all the talk about cloud computing. Everybody seems to have a cloud, connects to the cloud, is cloud-enabled, or at the least, is cloud-ready.

There’s a lot of jargon, but it’s not all fluff and buzz. Behind that jargon are some very real business and technology benefits.

Our new guide to cloud computing will help you sort out what matters from what doesn’t — and will arm you with a framework for determining whether and how cloud computing makes sense for your organization.

In 25 pages, this free guide:

  1. Defines cloud computing and its benefits
  2. Explains the different types of clouds (public, private, and hybrid)
  3. Describes the architectural service layers (e.g., Software as a Service)
  4. Details the underlying virtualization technologies
  5. Suggests next steps and actions to get started

You’ll also learn about Sun’s approach — which is to deliver all the components that enterprises, developers, and end users need to build cloud environments. Using open-source and open-standards, of course.



It the link above doesn’t work, here is a direct link to the guide.


SUN has also dedicated web pages to Cloud Computing with a lot of information on the subject.



About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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