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Building Applications in the Cloud: Concepts, Patterns, and Projects by Christopher M. Moyer

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3. Cloud Service Providers

Many of the patterns and concepts in this book pertain to cloud computing in general, and you can usually apply the examples to one of many different providers. This chapter covers the many different services offered by some of these cloud providers. Although most cloud providers offer many common services, some providers offer unique services. If you’re looking for something specific, check around before settling on one specific offering.

Although many cloud provider solutions are available, there are actually only two different types of solutions. The traditional infrastructure services provided by companies such as Rackspace and Amazon offer you the most flexibility, but you also have to build your entire platform ...

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