Book Review of Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture


The book we are reviewing is called Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture.

This is The Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl 1st Edition.

Clouds are platforms for distributed technology which leverage on complex technology innovations to offer a highly resilient and scalable environment which can be utilized remotely by organizations in a host of powerful methods.

To build upon successfully, integrate with or perhaps develop a cloud environment needs an understanding of its usual architectural layers, inner mechanics as well as models.

It also aims to build an understanding of the economic and business factors which are as a result of adopting real-world usage of cloud-based services.

Thomas Erl who is the Author of in Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, is one of the top-selling authors in the field of IT.

In this book, he teams alongside researchers and cloud computing experts to elaborate on mature and proving cloud computing practices and technologies into a host of concepts.

These are well defined, technology architectures and technology mechanisms from a vendor-neutral and industry-centric point of view.

In so doing, the book develops a very elaborate and solid academic coverage which places emphasis on clarity, the structure as well as building blocks which are well defined for mainstream cloud computing solutions and platforms.

After covering the technology aspect, the book moves to develop business-centric metric and models which provide the capacity to assess IT resources which are cloud-based.

It shows how they compare to those that are hosted on the premises of traditional It enterprises.

Also made available are formulas and templates which would be used for the calculation of quality of service values related to SLA as well as multiple explorations of the PaaS, SaaS as well as IaaS delivery models.  

Objectives and Aim of This Book

This book aims is to break down cloud computing practices and technologies which have been proven into a bunch of models, architectures, technology mechanisms and concepts that are well-defined.

The resulting chapters develop comprehensive and solid fundamental areas of cloud computing technologies and concepts. The range of topics elaborated on is recorded using terms and descriptions which are vendor neutral.

These topics are defined carefully to make certain of complete alignment with the industry for cloud computing in entirety.

Who is this book for?

This book is great for the following audiences.  They include:

  • IT decision makers and managers who are in search of clarity as regards the technological and business implications of cloud computing
  • IT professionals and practitioners who need vendor-neutral coverage of cloud computing concepts, models, technologies and mechanisms
  • Technology developers and architects who desire to understand the various moving aspects that make up contemporary cloud platforms
  • Business managers who require access to possible economic viability and gains of adopting resources for cloud computing
  • Students, educational institutions, and professors who need well-defined and well-researched academic coverage of the basic topics in cloud computing.


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