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Cloud Computing for Dummies

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The easy way to understand and implement cloud computing technology written by a team of experts

Cloud computing can be difficult to understand at first, but the cost-saving possibilities are great and many companies are getting on board. If you've been put in charge of implementing cloud computing, this straightforward, plain-English guide clears up the confusion and helps
Paperback, 310 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by For Dummies (first published October 20th 2009)
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Mohammed Almahfoudh
Jun 02, 2014 Mohammed Almahfoudh marked it as to-read
This is the first book I read about "cloud computing", it is also a first edition. I enjoyed reading this book because of its comprehensiveness and simplicity at the same time. The book is divided into 6 parts in 24 short chapters for convenience. Part I is an introductory part about the concept of cloud computing ( 4 chapters). Part II is about the nature of the cloud, its types and other related classifications (5 chapters). Part III is about elements or components of the cloud. In my opinion, ...more
Aug 30, 2013 David rated it really liked it
Good intro to Cloud Computing from technology perspective (which I was looking for). I found it way more relevant and useful then other 'cloud' books written by business or marketing types who's definition of 'cloud' is some 'magic' land with infinite capabilities. Anyway, the concept of pay-as-you-go technology rental services has been around for a long time. In fact, IBM tried to popularize it with 'On Demand' branding some years ago based (btw, failed miserably). It is fitting that the new co ...more
David Fhu
Jan 18, 2016 David Fhu rated it liked it
This is a book that teach me a lot for cloud computing. It have a great coverage of cloud computing from all direction.

There are time that it get a little technical. But it is still better than most of the cloud computing book outside.

Recommend to start from this book to give you a boarder insight on cloud computing.
John Orman
Jun 22, 2012 John Orman rated it really liked it
This book lists the risks and benefits of using cloud services. The business impact and economics of cloud computing are discussed. Various strategies for using cloud services are described, noting the elasticity and scalability of cloud computing. API's can be quite useful. Virtualization, the use of computer resources to imitate other computer resources or arrays of other computers is one of the key points of computing in the cloud.

Overall, a good general, easy-to-understand introduction to t
Laura Stone
Mar 15, 2012 Laura Stone rated it it was ok
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I read this book for work. It was exactly what I needed - a quick primer on cloud computing and what it meant for the organization I work for. That said, it devoted a lot of time to the business side of cloud computing, as well as security and governance, none of which I care about.

I wish it had included more technical information while simultaneously expecting less technical knowledge from the reader. Oh well. Like I said, it served its purpose well enough.
Daniel Messer
Jun 13, 2011 Daniel Messer rated it liked it
This wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't what I was after. I was into something a little more technical in nature. This one, on the other hand, focuses mainly on the business aspects of cloud computing. I mean it's not bad, it just wasn't what I was after is all.
May 22, 2012 Diana rated it it was amazing
Well, as proven by other dummy books. This one about cloud based computing will surely be helpful!
Mar 12, 2011 Dgg32 rated it liked it
So so. I don't know whether cloud computing is just this simple or the book writes it this simple. Not too much insight.
Apr 27, 2014 Carol rated it liked it
For class, Communication/Technology Convergence. Which should be titled All About the Cloud.
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To learn basic something about Cloud Computing
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