Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly))

Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly))
George Reese
17 Apr 2009
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If you're involved in planning IT infrastructure as a network or system architect, system administrator, or developer, this book will help you adapt your skills to work with these highly scalable, highly redundant infrastructure services.While analysts hotly debate the advantages and risks of cloud computing, IT staff and programmers are left to determine whether and how to put their applications into these virtualized services.

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Customer Reviews

Federico Lucifredi said
George Reese's work is quite simply outstanding. First of all, he is concise, he does not tax your time with endless flood of metaphors: he clearly goes to the point, makes it, then moves on to the next.

The book is a must-have for anyone working with Cloud subjects, and its architecture review is something I wish had been published for other subjects as well: extremely applicable, lists trade-offs clearly - what do you get, what do you give, what else can you do, and why.

Pros: Chapter 2 is the best review of AWS operation yet. If you need to understand quickly what Amazon AWS does and does not do, and where the pitfalls are, this is what you should read.

Cons: I do not agree with the ROI analysis presented for cloud, but that cannot be taken against George's work because he is on the industry mainline, I am the outlier (I expect people to account for existing datacenters every company has in the dollar calculations, rather than pitting new vs new on both fronts).

Nithya Ramachandran said
I had a need to come up to speed very quickly on Amazon's EC2 and S3 Cloud Computing, and was lucky to find this book on Amazon. It was interesting, easy to understand and has code snippets to actually write the scripts to create, expand and shrink resources. Very useful. For those who have not even had an introduction to Cloud Computing, the first few chapters are a great summary.

J. Wood said
Cloud is a concept, not an absolute. This book is far too specific around EC2 from Amazon, and the promotion thereof. Alternative approaches are referenced far too rarely, and mostly at the very end. The book also flipped between business models / architectures, to dumping 128 bit encryption code from RSA. No matter who you are, much of this book will not be what you are looking for. I felt it was very biased.

Emine Vildan Balkaya said
This book is just an introductory to cloud computing. First three chapters are awful for a beginner, but the rest is just about Amazon services. If you want a well written beginner book, it can help you to understand cloud computing from 1000 feet view

Mateus Wagner Reyes said
Hi Friend, definitely I can said if you looking for a good Cloud book, don't buy this book! This book is 90% oriented to the Amazon Web Services products... nothing regarding "Cloud Application Architectures" just a lot of pages talking about AmazonWS...

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