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Get Cloud answers from independent experts in new book


Everybody’s talking about cloud computing, but can you understand a word they’re saying? What’s hype? What’s not? If you are a technology or business leader and you need to clear up misconceptions that others in your organization have about the cloud, you can now get the answers you need to questions such as:


  • Can the cloud really help my business become more agile, innovative and profitable?
  • Is the promise of cloud more hype than substantive?
  • What is cloud and what is not cloud computing? 
  • What problems can cloud computing solve?
  • What applications are best for the public cloud versus a private cloud?
  • What’s the best approach for my business?

A new book hot off the presses from HP Press called Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype is chock full of answers. It’s written in easy-to-understand business terms by Paul McFedries, the president of a technical writing company and the author of more than 75 technology books that have sold more than 3 million copies combined worldwide.


Cloud computing explained--from a business perspective

Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype demystifies cloud computing and puts cloud into a business perspective.  Topics include the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing, making the economic case, developing a cloud strategy, migrating to the cloud and managing and securing your cloud. The book includes a number of practical, best-practice examples and insights from industry experts, including HP’s own Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy Christian Verstraete.


cloudbook.PNGSpecial discount for Grounded in the Cloud readers—Hurry, limited time offer


And now you can get this indispensable primer on the cloud at a reduced price. As a reader of Grounded in the Cloud blog you can take advantage of a special 25% discount off the regular retail price of the paperback or e-book version.  Just enter code RB1M2012 when placing your order here. It will be valid through 7/20/12 @ 11:59 PM U.S. Pacific time, for 25% off Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype, for both paperback and eBook formats. 


Note, by popular demand the discount for this book for Grounded in the Cloud readers has been extended. Promo Code RB1M2012 has been extended to 11/1/12 @ 11:59 PM Pacific!  Order your copy today.  Hurry, there is a limited supply.


For a review of the book and an interview with the author Paul McFedries, check out this new blog by Christian Verstraete.


This video with Christian Verstraete and Andy McCaskey also talks about the book and then moves to further define cloud computing and why cloud matters to CIOs and business leaders. Christian discusses the difference between public cloud services and managed cloud services and why the needs of a business might require a combination the two approaches.


Related links:

HP Press  

Cloud book online order form

HP Cloud Source blog

Book review by Christian Verstrate and interview with the author

SDR News Video:  Christian Verstraete: Converged Cloud

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About the Author


Judy Redman has been writing about all areas of technology for more than 20 years.


Enjoyed your post. This book is the first in HP Press'  new HP Technology Series, which is aimed at a wide audience. Written in a clear, engaging style by acclaimed tech writer Paul McFedries - who's helped the general public make sense of everything from Windows to Twitter -  this new book will be of interest not only to IT professionals but to business managers wanting guidance on what Cloud solution is right for their business and to anyone who wants to learn about the Cloud.

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