Cloud Computing for Dummies
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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...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by For Dummies (first published October 20th 2009)
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Mohammed Almahfoudh
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
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
John Orman
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...more
Laura Stone
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.
Dan Messer
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.
Well, as proven by other dummy books. This one about cloud based computing will surely be helpful!
So so. I don't know whether cloud computing is just this simple or the book writes it this simple. Not too much insight.
Mar 28, 2010 Franz rated it 3 of 5 stars
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