Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing

An Essential Handbook for IT Professionals
Book Type: Intel Press Books
Category: IT Best Practices

Written for the professional IT engineer, Creating the Infrastructure for Enterprise Cloud Computing is the essential practical guide to the theory, practice, and implementation of virtual service grids. The book is organized into separate sections that focus on: virtualization and cloud technology, general architecture, solution architecture, and reference implementations. This structure allows the reader to quickly access the information needed to plan and implement a cloud computing project.

"The authors appear to have leveraged Intel's latest nanoscale fabrication technology to achieve unprecedented density of ideas, information, and insight into the theory and practice of cloud computing. In a balanced treatment richly detailed with case studies, process charts, screen captures, and quantitative engineering data, they bring the cloud—which is still hazy to some—to life."  

Joe Weinman, Vice President, Strategic and Business Development, AT&T

"Creating the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing provides deep insight into building an energy-efficient internal cloud. Whether you are just getting started or already running a cloud environment, this book is a valuable tool for understanding cloud models and their impact on power and cooling through real-world examples and test data that demonstrate the cost savings that can be achieved through power optimization."  

Jason Lochhead, Vice President, Software Development & CTO Cloud Computing, Terremark Worldwide

"If you're looking to move into the cloud then you need to understand what really powers it under the covers. This book gives you a great insight into cloud infrastructure requirements and related complexities—don't go cloud without it."  

Chris South, C.E.O., Black Swan Group

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About the Author(s)

Bernard Golden

Bernard Golden has been called "a renowned open source expert" (IT Business Edge) and "an open source guru" ( and is regularly featured in magazines like Computerworld, InformationWeek, and Inc. His blog "The Open Source" is one of the most popular features of CIO Magazine's web site.

Bernard is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He is the author of Succeeding with Open Source, (Addison-Wesley, 2005, published in four languages), which is used in over a dozen university open source programs throughout the world. Bernard is the CEO of Navica, a Silicon Valley IT management consulting firm.

Charles G. Sheridan

Charles G. Sheridan leads Intel Labs Europe Sustainability and Energy research program focused on the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) to drive and enable the shift to a more sustainable economy and society.

Charles has participated in several European Commission research projects in FP7 and consulted with the European Union (EU) Commission. He co-chairs the leading industrial consortia focused on sustainable computing with key companies. Charlie has worked with Intel for 17 years with roles in both automation and IT innovation before joining Intel Labs earlier this year.

Enrique Castro-Leon

Enrique Castro-Leon is an Enterprise Architect and Technology Strategist with the Intel Architecture Group at Intel working in enterprise IT solution integration, cloud computing and service engineering. He has functioned as consultant and solution architect for data center planning with focus on energy efficiency and power and thermal modeling and analysis of data centers in large corporations.   Enrique also has led technology integration projects that combine hardware, firmware and software components to deliver advanced rack-level power management capabilities.

Miguel Gómez

Miguel Gómez is a Technology Specialist for the Networks and Service Platforms Unit of Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo, working on innovation and technological consultancy projects related to the transformation and evolution of telecommunications services infrastructure. He has published over 20 articles and conference papers on next-generation service provisioning infrastructures and service infrastructure management. He holds PhD and MS degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Raghu Yeluri

Raghu Yeluri is a Principal Engineer and lead Security Solutions Architect in Cloud Products Group at Intel with focus on virtualization and cloud security usages, solution architectures and technology initiatives.  In this role, he drives security solution Pathfinding and development to deliver hardware-assisted security solutions that enable deep visibility , orchestration and control in multi-tenant Clouds.  Prior to this role, he has worked in various engineering and architecture positions in systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures and large data analytics, in Information Technology and Manufacturing Technology groups during the last 15+ years at Intel.  Raghu holds a graduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering, and a B.S