Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cloud Application Achitectures Book Review

I just finished reading Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud by George Reese and published by O'Reilly. I enjoyed the book but think it should have been named "Amazon Cloud Computing for Managers".

I thought it did a great job of

  • giving an S3 and EC2 tutorial
  • explaining the different persistence options in Amazon Web Service (AWS) offerings
  • identifying things to think about in regards to security in the cloud
  • providing thoughts on disaster recovery in the cloud
  • making a business case for the cloud
If you are new to the Amazon Cloud this is the book for you. If you are experienced in the cloud or an experienced application or infrastructure architect the book might be a little lite for you.

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