First and foremost, I’d like to thank my manager and friend, Curt Reid, for his support and guidance throughout this process. Curt, your continued leadership and thoughtful insights will always remain priceless in my book.

To my team, the hardest-working people in show business, thank you for your tireless dedication to the task at hand.

A special thank-you goes to Toby Ford for his commentary and guidance in thinking through the longer-term impact of cloud computing. The world is waiting for your book, Toby.

A huge thank-you goes out to George Reese and Stuart Neumann. George’s book, Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud, and Stuart’s research at Verdantix on carbon emissions and ...

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