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on August 5, 2015
This book might be useful for people who do not have much programming experience or have never encountered anything in a data center before.
However, if you are a seasoned software development professional this book is not for you. Very general. Very few concrete examples. No coverage of technical specifics of real products.
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on October 31, 2013
The book provides the reader a clear path from history, evolution, to how companies are leveraging the cloud to execute on innovative strategies. If your wanting to gain insights into the potential of a cloud strategy, have a solid understanding of IT, and at least an entry idea of SOA, this will be a good book to expand your knowledge. It's not as detailed and specific as other technical books. Nor was it intended to. I think the book is written for executives and leaders that need to grasp the big picture, and some of the details, without needing to, or wanting to, get into the weeds.
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This book is a fantastic read for anyone that is serious about Cloud Computing.David has written a book that is both practical as well as educational. He has managed to bring two extremely challenging topics together in a way that is both accessable and useful for both techncial and business people.

He has cut through alot of the hype that currently surrounds Cloud Computing and explains it as a facilitator of Service Oriented Architecture. This will allow both business and technical leaders and decision makers to better adopt "the cloud" by viewing it as one facet of an overall architectural strategy.
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on February 22, 2013
This book covers the use of Service Oriented Architecture in the context of cloud computing. This covers key decision points needed to open the Enterprise by leveraging SaaS and PaaS. The readly available cloud based solutions are revolutionary and will disrupt and replace traditional company Data Centers.
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on January 9, 2013
This book is your master to understand and arrange your knowledge & thoughts of cloud computing.
This book will give you the right information & will take you in the excellent way to be familiar with all the definitions of this technology.
I like this book very much.
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on January 18, 2015
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on October 13, 2014
Very well
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on March 23, 2013
Very informative and keeps you immersed.

The material is very logical and easy to understand. So many companies talk SOA without proper internal assessment. This book gives great insight.
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on October 11, 2009
Good news! If you are an IT leader, developer, or architect, or a non-technical person for whom IT subjects are an important part of your work, this book is for you. I highly recommend it.

The book is written based on reality and in-depth experience rather than hype, buzz words, or the latest technological "flavor of the month." While accepting the reality of the Cloud, as the author puts it, "[this] is a book promoting good architecture practices by leveraging the best from Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud computing." I agree wholeheartedly with this depiction. If you have to buy only one book on Cloud computing or its marriage with SOA, this is it!

David Linthicum, a renowned author and thought leader on the subject, is handing us vital knowledge about Cloud computing, all in one concise package. In addition, the informal writing style of the author makes the information more accessible to a wide range of readers. The more you read and learn about the subjects of Cloud computing and SOA , in general, the more you will realize that this book is an invaluable resource, whether this is your first book on the subject or you already have a stack of related books.

Just as the clouds in our planet's atmosphere are everywhere to a varying degree, right now, whether you are aware of it or not, Cloud computing is also everywhere in our computational life to a varying degree. We are only in the beginning of this computing Renaissance. I think that, just as in the actual history of the Renaissance, the changes in the IT world through Cloud computing will not be uniform across all markets. Some will benefit from it immensely, while others will lag behind. The knowledge handed to the reader through this book will help you to focus better and position you to take advantage of Cloud computing and SOA more quickly. As correctly pointed out by the book, in order to take full advantage of Cloud computing, we need architecture and discipline inside of the enterprise, such as SOA.

I agree with the author's description of his book that, "This is more than just a book that defines some technology; this book defines a class of technology as well as approaches and strategies to make things work within your enterprise." With this book and its key knowledge, you can sling-shot your efforts and seize the moment. The alternative is to go solo and, through trial and error, maybe get there eventually, after losing time and opportunities.

If you miss this book, you put yourself at greater risk of missing out on opportunities that are waiting for you out there.
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on November 27, 2009
For anyone new to cloud computing, what it is, how to assess it suitability to your environment, challenges you need to consider, thought process to assist in making some crucial decisions - this is it. The first few chapters provides a good deal of information on the aspects to consider on whether or not clouds is for your organization. If cloud is suitable for your environment, the second set of chapters outlines a through process driven by SOA, particulars on what is/not cloud material etc. Great book on this subject.
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