Software-Defined Cloud Centers

Operational and Management Technologies and Tools

  • Pethuru Raj
  • Anupama Raman

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pethuru Raj, Anupama Raman
    Pages 13-34
  3. Pethuru Raj, Anupama Raman
    Pages 35-64
  4. Pethuru Raj, Anupama Raman
    Pages 65-89
  5. Pethuru Raj, Anupama Raman
    Pages 91-110
  6. Pethuru Raj, Anupama Raman
    Pages 111-136
  7. Pethuru Raj, Anupama Raman
    Pages 137-153
  8. Pethuru Raj, Anupama Raman
    Pages 155-184
  9. Pethuru Raj, Anupama Raman
    Pages 185-218
  10. Pethuru Raj, Anupama Raman
    Pages 219-240
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 241-242

About this book


This practical text/reference provides an exhaustive guide to setting up and sustaining software-defined data centers (SDDCs). Each of the core elements and underlying technologies are explained in detail, often supported by real-world examples. The text illustrates how cloud integration, brokerage, and orchestration can ensure optimal performance and usage of data resources, and what steps are required to secure each component in a SDDC. The coverage also includes material on hybrid cloud concepts, cloud-based data analytics, cloud configuration, enterprise DevOps and code deployment tools, and cloud software engineering.

Topics and features:

  • Highlights how technologies relating to cloud computing, IoT, blockchain, and AI are revolutionizing business transactions, operations, and analytics
  • Introduces the concept of Cloud 2.0, in which software-defined computing, storage, and networking are applied to produce next-generation cloud centers
  • Examines software-defined storage for storage virtualization, covering issues of cloud storage, storage tiering, and deduplication
  • Discusses software-defined networking for network virtualization, focusing on techniques for network optimization in data centers
  • Reviews the qualities and benefits of hybrid clouds, that bridge private and public cloud environments
  • Investigates the security management of a software-defined data center, and proposes a framework for managing hybrid IT infrastructure components
  • Describes the management of multi-cloud environments through automated tools, and cloud brokers that aim to simplify cloud access, use and composition
  • Covers cloud orchestration for automating application integration, testing, infrastructure provisioning, software deployment, configuration, and delivery

This comprehensive work is an essential reference for all practitioners involved with software-defined data center technologies, hybrid clouds, cloud service management, cloud-based analytics, and cloud-based software engineering.

Dr. Pethuru Raj  is Chief Architect of the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Division at Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (RJIL), Bangalore, India. His other publications include the Springer titles  Automated Workflow Scheduling in Self-Adaptive Clouds  and (with Mrs. Raman)  High-Performance Big-Data Analytics.  Mrs. Anupama Raman  works at Flipkart Internet India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India.



Cloud analytics Software-defined Data centers Cloud software engineering Developmental operations

Authors and affiliations

  • Pethuru Raj
    • 1
  • Anupama Raman
    • 2
  1. 1.Reliance Jio Cloud ServicesBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Flipkart Internet India Pvt. Ltd.BangaloreIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78636-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78637-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1617-7975
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-8433
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