Interview with A Knoblauch

What is Deconstructing Cloud?
Deconstructing Cloud is a guide to all things cloud. Studies have consistently shown that the major barrier to adoption of cloud services is attributed to lack of education of cloud, and this book aims to fix part of that barrier. By explaining key concepts from the history of cloud computing, types of platforms, how services work, and how to incorporate security and compliance, Deconstructing Cloud helps readers understand one of the most heavily hyped topics in the technology field.
Why is Deconstructing Cloud different from other books on cloud computing?
There are a lot of great books that explain one area of cloud, such as security or virtual environment management, really well. This isn’t one of them. This book was written to provide an end-to-end guide on the key information you need to know to understand the topic from a strategy level. In order to accomplish that, the material must be presented in a way to be accessible to as many people as possible so that we can drive adoption of cloud methodology. Unlike other books on topics that require technical degrees to understand, Deconstructing Cloud was written with the intent to provide as much information in informal, jargon free language. The easier it is to understand cloud, the higher the adoption rate of these services.
Why did you write Deconstructing Cloud?
I wrote Deconstructing Cloud to help address the knowledge gap that has affected the rate of cloud adoption. As someone who works in the technology industry, I see lots of great examples of how cloud methodology is being used by different sized organizations in all verticals, but when speaking to business leaders, there is a fear that adopting these new practices will negatively affect their technical environments. This book aims to cut through all the misconceptions in a way that addresses them directly, while acknowledging the true factors and providing advice in how to manage them. I want to see the cloud economy start rolling, but in order to do that, we need to first educate the market on why these services are so important in the first place.
Who should read Deconstructing Cloud?
Anyone who wants to learn about cloud computing. This book is targeted to address cloud from a strategic standpoint and is perfect for professionals who are interested in learning how cloud solutions can help make organizations more competitive while streamlining back end services to make them more efficient. If you are a Manager, Director, C-Level or just interested in learning how one of the biggest changes to the IT landscape since the decline of the mainframe is going to affect the global IT industry, than this book is for you.
Published 2013-09-03.
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Deconstructing Cloud
Price: Free! Words: 42,270. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Information technology, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Information theory
Deconstructing cloud is the first step towards cloud adoption without the technical masters degree requirement. Covering a wealth of information from the evolution of virtualized environments, types of services, industry insight, a crash course in security and compliance, and where to start implementing cloud technologies, Deconstructing Cloud is a single point of education on cloud.