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Jul 9 2013   3:18PM GMT

Book giveaway: Cloud Computing

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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If you’re looking build, integrate or create a cloud environment, it’s important to understand the inner mechanics, architectures and layers, as well as the business / economic factors that could result from cloud adoption. That’s where Thomas Erl’s book, Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, comes in as it provides the essential building blocks for cloud computing platforms and solutions. We have an excerpt of the book on our IT Bookworm blog.

And here’s some even better news…we’re giving away a copy of the book! To win, tell us how you think cloud computing will evolve over the next 10 years. Good luck!

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  • batye
    I  think cloud computing will evolve over the next 10 years as everything will be in the cloud... and no longer personal pc, only access point to the cloud...
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    There's still one more week to win this incredible book folks! I'm even thinking I might have to keep it to myself so you better get your entries in before it's too late.
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  • TomLiotta
    There's a need to try some cloud project first. Using apps like GMail or Google Docs isn't very meaningful. What's needed is a true home-grown project to get an idea how the whole "cloud thing" can actually become a part of an organization's structure.But how to pick a project? And how to know if anything that is learned will be the right methods or will be appropriate for some future critical project?I'm imagining using some local network storage for a simple backup function that I'm preparing for some of my servers. And I'm thinking it'll be well worth my effort to create the project to use cloud storage instead of my local network storage.It'll be useful to know what has to be done differently to store and retrieve data. Also, what are latency differences? How will I handle Internet outages (which do happen frequently enough for me)? I'm thinking in terms of hierarchical storage; will other designs work? How can I set my local structure to allow switching between local and cloud if it becomes needed? In fact, I don't have a good idea what to think about that might be different.A book is needed just to get enough background to know what questions I need to answer even for a test project.Tom
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  • mohitPromptCloud
    Cloud computing will become more mainstream as is evident from a recent research by The Economist's intelligence unit's survey that was published recently, most large companies are already adopting cloud and are reaping benefits. The key for cloud's success lies in having some refined metrics in place which enable companies to track decreased costs, and increased efficiencies. 
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  • LinuxCiscoman
    Hello all,Since you asked for it, here is my vision for the future. I believe that eventually history will repeat itself and we will return to dumb terminals. Thin clients that connect directly to cloud based services for everything from customer databases to personal computing. Eventually, cloud providers will host full scale operating systems that can be accessed from kiosk locations as well as your home terminal.  I see large enterprises using their own cloud services to reduce hardware costs etc.  Possibly similar to a Citrix Xendesk sort of app.  Widespread WIMAX will allow connections to data from anywhere and there will be no more hard drive crashes!  Woohoo!  And cars will fly and my pet unicorn will finally come in the mail! Cheers,Paul 
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  • LinuxCiscoman
    Michael, when were you going to close this out?
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    Today is actually the last day for the giveaway! Users have until midnight tonight to get their comments in and I will pick the winner on Monday.
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  • Michael Tidmarsh
    Congratulations Paul, you have won the book! Watch out for an email from me so I can send you the book. Stay tuned for our next giveaway.
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  • LinuxCiscoman
    Great!  Thanks Mike! 
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