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Silver Clouds, Dark Linings: A Concise Guide to Cloud Computing by Stephen G. Bennett, Archie Reed

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Chapter 7. Introduction to Cloud Planning

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The potential for cloud services is larger than that of service-oriented architecture (SOA), and therefore the hype has been greater. However, just because the hype has been steep does not mean that the benefits of cloud services will come automatically. This chapter introduces the key topics and main challenges that you must address to benefit most from cloud services. We take a closer look at how to best manage them in subsequent chapters where we consider planning and managing cloud services in detail.

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