Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud
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Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud

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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...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2009 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2009)
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Bob S.
In Short: If you're looking for a book that explains how the AWS EC2 & S3 services can be used to implement transactional web applications on the IaaS model, while accommodating enterprise architectural needs, such as security, disaster recovery, and scalability, this is a good book for you.

This book provides a good introduction to cloud computing, but it focusses on a specific usage paradigm. As such the title is a little misleading; instead of providing a variety of cloud application archi...more
Adam
Great book covering perhaps every aspect of IaaS part of cloud computing. Although it is now 2 years old (quite a long time in IT), it still has much to offer — economic aspect (which I'm missing in most books about cloud computing), security, design, scalability etc. I found this particular book the most informative and practice oriented from all books I read about cloud computing.
Robert Postill
I picked up this book really looking forward to the premise. Sadly the book was a let down on a number of fronts. Specifically:
The focus on Amazon AWS really detracted from general discussion of the cloud. Surely the edit could have rounded out the common refrain of you could do this with S3 but I'm not sure about anyone else.
There are a large number of missing diagrams in my print.
The author tends to lay out the flaws of traditional infrastructure followed by cloud issues with the same design p...more
Allisonperkel
Mr Reese has taken on a loaded topic and in less 200 pages he succinctly gets his major points across on that most nebulous term; Cloud Computing.

Starting in the first chapter, Mr Reese begins with his definition of cloud:
1) it must be accessible from a web browser or web service api (non proprietary)
2) 0 capital expenditure to start
3) you pay for only what you use

These simple statements provide the baseline for the rest of the book.

From here he dives right into the meat of the matter. The maj...more
Simon Gianoutsos
This book is more of an Amazon EC2 and S3 user manual than covering Cloud Application Architecture in general.

Having said that I did find that it still did have some good content although in many areas it was very high level. Some diagrams were also missing from my copy.

There was a good Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services overview. Cloud ROI, Monitoring & Management, and reiteration that Laws need to be considered were also covered, as were development implications, and in particular m...more
Dmitry Fink
A lot of information and useful tips on why and how to move to AWS, how to deploy there while dealing with security and compliance and how to prepare and handle disaster scenarios. Somewhat of an eye opener, even though you can't compare aws deployment to one without ec2/s3/etc, this latter still requires a lot of work/trial and error and sometimes has the same (if not bigger) risk.
Alex Ott
Good overview of Amazon EC2 and related services, but no more. Text isn't hard to read - author constantly switching from low-level detail to high-level philosophy of cloud, and back. This book could be easily replaced with several blog posts on common cloud architecture + amazon's documentation.
Edmond
Useful book to learn about Amazon EC2 and Cloud computing, but then, parts of it is already outdated in this ever changing world.
Justine
Very helpful - a information-packed (yet still accessible) short introduction to cloud computing.
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