5 Books | by Rashid A
Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services
This book equips readers with the skills required to understand the capabilities of Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure Services (or Infrastructure as a Service - IaaS) to implement a public cloud to complete the full virtualization piece of providing data both on premise and off premise. Microsoft MVP and technical specialist John Savill takes you step-by-step via the book, companion videos, and a Windows app and provides you with everything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy and maintain environments that utilize Microsoft Azure, including hybrid scenarios. Key topics include: Cloud and Microsoft Azure 101 When to use IaaS and understanding cost and options Customizing VM storage Enabling external connectivity to Azure virtual machines Using Virtual Networks Enabling Azure to On-Premises connectivity Extending Active Directory to Azure and Azure Active Directory Replicating and backing up to Azure and using Azure for DR Advanced customization of Azure templates and management Embracing a hybrid environment and single pane of glass management with System Center Key Azure technologies to complete your Azure environment
The Heart of a Woman
Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless readers with the first three volumes of her autobiography, one of the most remarkable personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth volume, The Heart of a Woman, her turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the singer-dancer enters the razzle-dazzle of fabulous New York City. There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, her love for writing blazes anew. Her compassion and commitment lead her to respond to the fiery times by becoming the northern coordinator of Martin Luther King's history-making quest. A tempestuous, earthy woman, she promises her heart to one man only to have it stolen, virtually on her weding day, by a passionate African freedom fighter. Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose -- her fondest dreams, deepest disappointments, and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son. Vulnerable, humorous, tough, Maya speaks with an intimate awareness of the heart within all of us. From the Paperback edition.
Computer Science Illuminated
This guide offers students an overview of computer science principles, and provides a solid foundation for those continuing their study in this dynamic and exciting discipline. New features of this edition include: a chapter on computer security providing readers with the latest information on preventing unauthorized access; types of malware and anti-virus software; protecting online information, including data collection issues with Facebook, Google, etc.; security issues with mobile and portable devices; a new section on cloud computing offering readers an overview of the latest way in which businesses and users interact with computers and mobile devices; a rewritten section on social networks including new data on Google+ and Facebook; updates to include HTML5; revised and updated Did You Know callouts are included in the chapter margins; revisions of recommendations by the ACM dealing with computer ethic issues. --
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.
Architecting for Scale
Every day, companies struggle to scale critical applications. As traffic volume and data demands increase, these applications become more complicated and brittle, exposing risks and compromising availability. This practical guide shows IT, devops, and system reliability managers how to prevent an application from becoming slow, inconsistent, or downright unavailable as it grows. Scaling isn’t just about handling more users; it’s also about managing risk and ensuring availability. Author Lee Atchison provides basic techniques for building applications that can handle huge quantities of traffic, data, and demand without affecting the quality your customers expect. In five parts, this book explores: Availability: learn techniques for building highly available applications, and for tracking and improving availability going forward Risk management: identify, mitigate, and manage risks in your application, test your recovery/disaster plans, and build out systems that contain fewer risks Services and microservices: understand the value of services for building complicated applications that need to operate at higher scale Scaling applications: assign services to specific teams, label the criticalness of each service, and devise failure scenarios and recovery plans Cloud services: understand the structure of cloud-based services, resource allocation, and service distribution