Introduction

The goal of this book is to help enterprises develop and operate services on the cloud. In particular, we hope that independent software vendors will be inspired to build value-add services on public clouds. Additionally, we hope that developers of applications who make heavy use of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), such as developers of Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, and Business as a Service, will find this book useful. The target audience is developers who use cloud-management application programming, architects who are planning projects, and others who want to automate the management of IT infrastructure. The book is intermediate in level but still offers a broad overview of the entire topic of IaaS clouds and ...

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