Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide Paperback – Sep 29 2009
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Praise for Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise
“Cloud computing is a hot topic today in business circles for its potential to transform IT service delivery and galvanize service-oriented architecture. David Linthicum is one of the foremost authorities in the strategic application of technology to business, and this book is required reading for those looking to reap the rewards of cloud computing in the enterprise.”
Enterprise Web 2.0 Expert and ZDNet blogger,
President/CTO of Hinchcliffe & Company
“In this book, David Linthicum does that rarest of things: He manages to combine showing why SOA and cloud computing complement one another with a lucid game plan of how a business can take advantage of the synergies between them in concrete ways that will contribute to the bottom line.”
Conference Chair, Cloud Computing Conference and Expo Series,
Senior Vice President, SYS-CON Media & Events
“This book cuts through all of the hype and confusion of cloud computing and brings us back to the basics of architecture. Finally, someone wrote a book that is not just about semantics but instead guides us through a methodical approach for delivering solutions in the cloud. I highly recommend this book!”
Chief Technology Officer of MDot,
Vice President and Director of Social Technologies for CAEAP
“David Linthicum has a talent for explaining how technology issues impact business decisions and strategy. Linthicum never gives you just another technical discussion about the latest tech fad. Instead, he explains the technology and the relevant business issues that both business and IT audiences need to understand before investing in cloud computing.”
Award-winning journalist and blogger for IT Business Edge
“As cloud computing stokes the embers of the SOA hype, practitioners can count on pragmatic and opportunistic advice from Dave Linthicum. Cloud computing brings time-to-value to SOA by leveraging other people’s work. In this excellent guide book, Dave shares a step-by-step plan for organizations to determine which of their services, information, and processes are good candidates to reside in, and come from, the clouds.”
Principal, Elemental Links
About the Author
David S. Linthicum (Dave) knows cloud computing and service-oriented architecture (SOA). He is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader and the author and coauthor of thirteen books on computing, including the best-selling Enterprise Application Integration (Addison-Wesley). Dave keynotes at many leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, Web 2.0, and enterprise architecture, and he has appeared on a number of television and radio shows as a computing expert. He is a blogger for InfoWorld, Intelligent Enterprise, and eBizq.net, covering SOA and enterprise computing topics. Dave also has columns in Government Computer News, Cloud Computing Journal, SOA Journal, and Align Journal, and is the editor of Virtualization Journal.
In his career, Dave has formed or enhanced many of the ideas behind modern distributed computing, including enterprise application integration, B2B application integration, and SOA, all of which are approaches and technologies in wide use today. For the last ten years, Dave has focused on the technology and strategies around cloud computing and how to make cloud computing work for the modern enterprise. This includes work with several cloud computing startups.
Dave’s industry experience includes tenure as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he was an associate professor of computer science for eight years and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities, including the University of Virginia, Arizona State University, and the University of Wisconsin.
Top Customer Reviews
The book contains many diagrams that are crude but effective for CEOs and IT developers to get a clear comprehension of Cloud Computing/SOA implementation in medium to large enterprise-wide solutions. I like the way he has structured the book: It's very technology-oriented and many technologies are presented very well with path shown towards the future.
The book encourages IT to make the much-needed shift to cloud computing/SOA, increasing business agility/ability to change/adjust processes accordingly business needs instead having to deal with redeveloping whole systems.
This book is an excellent guide to this minefield of Cloud Computing/SOA implementation. The book covers a wide variety of concepts and techniques, putting them in context.
Mr. Linthicum uses a simple style to deliver his message, which makes the books acceptable to nontechnical people. I would have no problem to suggest this book to a CEO with a non-technical background.
The book guides readers with methodical approach for delivering solutions in the cloud, while also doing a great job explaining everything from the very basics to the more sophisticated topics.
For instance, data level method integration is skillfully explained in both word & picture. In fact, the author demonstrates a terrific abundance of skill & real world experience when explaining an idea via examples & diagrammed models.
The great value of this book is the overview of Cloud Computing/SOA implementation and its use as a mechanism to change/update information, in real-time, within and between businesses.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Linthicum's strength comes from his many years of experience in SOA and application integration. If you have read his earlier books you will appreciate the way he takes his approach forward into the modern world. If you are new to Linthicum but want to understand how SOA fits into a cloud computing delivery model you will also enjoy this book.
I applaud David for tackling the issue of articulating the business value of esoteric concepts such as IT clouds (at least they might seem to be so from a non-techie perspective). If we can't don't do this, then IT really doesn't matter (as per Nicholas Carr). Furthermore, SOA always was about data - but it seems like pretty much everyone has been focusing on the "service" or "architecture" aspects and forgot that at the heart of information systems is information. Clouds have the same issues so I for one am thankful that David is helping to fuel the thinking that we need to deal with the data issues first and foremost.
Having read Hurwitz and Rhoton, I say that their books are not nearly as authoritative and comprehensive as Linthicum's Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide
Discussed. I would recommend this book for any person with an interest in Cloud Computing.
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