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4.0 out of 5 stars good advice for cloud application architecture
the book is too focused on Amazon offers but the advice is sound and generally applicable to other Cloud providers booth at the IaaS and to some extent also to PaaS
Published on 10 Sep 2011 by Paulo Sousa

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3.0 out of 5 stars Clear high level overview, poor production
Clear, well written overview of S3 and EC2. Somewhat marred by poor production - cheap paper, occasional blotchy print quality, several missing or truncated diagrams (e.g. fig 1-2 - who was the final proof reader!).

Despite all that, you will still get a decent feel for what EC2 does, and what it leaves up to you.
Published on 21 May 2009 by P. Brittain


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Clear high level overview, poor production, 21 May 2009
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This review is from: Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud: Transactional Systems for EC2 and Beyond (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) (Paperback)
Clear, well written overview of S3 and EC2. Somewhat marred by poor production - cheap paper, occasional blotchy print quality, several missing or truncated diagrams (e.g. fig 1-2 - who was the final proof reader!).

Despite all that, you will still get a decent feel for what EC2 does, and what it leaves up to you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good advice for cloud application architecture, 10 Sep 2011
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Paulo Sousa (Maia, Portugal) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud: Transactional Systems for EC2 and Beyond (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) (Paperback)
the book is too focused on Amazon offers but the advice is sound and generally applicable to other Cloud providers booth at the IaaS and to some extent also to PaaS
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4.0 out of 5 stars Student Perspective, 24 Aug 2010
This review is from: Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud: Transactional Systems for EC2 and Beyond (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) (Paperback)
This book is most suited to managers/administrators of small to medium businesses who might need to migrate into the cloud from existing hardware LAN systems.

This book spends a great deal of effort in comparison reporting the benefits of migrating into Cloud Computing, and focuses predominantly upon the Amazon Web Services.

As a student I found this book very interesting, though this book is not written as an introduction to networking so a grasp of previous IT systems (Database theory, Distibuted Computing etc.) is necessary to keep up with the logic of the topic.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great technical book about AWS and how to use it., 8 May 2009
This review is from: Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud: Transactional Systems for EC2 and Beyond (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) (Paperback)
This is a great technical guide on how to get started with AWS. The author has clearly got a lot of experience using the different AWS services, and shares his experience in this book by detailing best practices and things to watch out for. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to use AWS seriously.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for overall knowledge of Cloud Computing, 15 Mar 2012
This review is from: Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud: Transactional Systems for EC2 and Beyond (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) (Paperback)
I bought it for my MSc. I would say it is "recommended" for the one who don't want to waste time on false or non-relevant information.

Worth reading it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, 24 Jun 2010
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This review is from: Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud: Transactional Systems for EC2 and Beyond (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) (Paperback)
I liked this book a lot, it's well written. It doesn't just list command options or source code, it guides you through the intricacies of cloud computing.
It's not a command recipe book, it presents the reader with questions that people should ask themselves before stepping into the cloud computing arena.
There are some concrete examples on how to work with Amazon but these examples are not complete, a few more time should have been dedicated for them, showing the reader how to set up a simple web or mail server.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting., 20 July 2014
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This review is from: Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud: Transactional Systems for EC2 and Beyond (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) (Paperback)
I purchased this book as recommend by a friend, so I already knew about its content, yes, I am happy with this book, I recommend.
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Agy
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