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Cloud Computing For Dummies® by Fern Halper, Marcia Kaufman, Robin Bloor, Judith Hurwitz

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Chapter 23. Ten (Plus One) Swell Cloud Computing Resources

In This Chapter

  • Seeking standards from the government

  • Camping in the clouds

  • Keeping the cloud open

  • Finding free resources from your favorite vendors

Note

We have one cardinal rule for all would-be cloud computing enthusiasts — don't go it alone!

In this chapter, we compile a list of resources we hope you find useful.

Hurwitz & Associates

The authors of this book are partners at Hurwitz & Associates. We're happy to help you with your questions about cloud computing. We can give a talk, provide service oriented architecture (SOA) training, and help you find the right technology partners. We invite you to subscribe to our blogs and visit our site at www.hurwitz.com.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a U.S. government agency that focuses on emerging standards efforts. This organization has done a considerable amount of work defining and providing good information on cloud computing. Check out their Web site at http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/index.html.

CloudCamp

Everyone fondly remembers fun times at summer camp. CloudCamps aren't exactly the same, but they are great gatherings all over the world that bring together thinkers and doers. Check for a CloudCamp near you at www.cloudcamp.com.

Through a series of local CloudCamp (started by Dave Nielson) events, attendees exchange ideas, knowledge, and information in a creative and supporting environment, ...

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