on 17 October 2012
I come from an ops background and currently work as an Infrastructure Architect. This books goes a long way in putting into practice the theory of Cloud Computing. You will however need some basic theory around how the collection of Openstack tool sets tie together and also a bit of sysadmin skills. It's a great book in providing some structure in getting a platform up and running, and it's use of freely available tools makes it very accessible.
The book uses down to earth language in it's style and is easy to follow with no contradicting terms.
One word of warning.... everything written for an audience of Linux/Unix users, but don't let that put you off.