Writing a book is by necessity a solitary process. However, co-authoring, on the other hand, has very little to do with solitude. It is a dynamic, exciting process where things can go wrong, or right, at countless junctures. I am extremely lucky to be surrounded by some of the best people in the business. Adam Fazio and Jamal Malik, my co-authors — you are all top-notch. Without your dedication, top knowledge, and creative minds there would be no way I could have pulled off this book by myself.
To our publishing team: Kevin Kent, Rosemarie Graham, and Mary James for continuing to push the boulder up the hill–I do not know how you do it.
To my friend Patrick Butler Monterde, who helped us with technical reviews of most of the chapters in this book, for straightening me out with some of his accurate comments and suggestions.
And to all those who choose to remain in the shadows, thank you. To those whom I may have forgotten — my sincere apologies.
And last, to you, the reader. I hope this book will answer some of your questions on the number of false and truth mythical promises hybrid clouds have managed to stir in the enterprise community. Thank you for your support and enjoy the reading.
I'd like to thank my incredible co-authors (Danny and Adam). Working with you both has been a fantastic experience and I am in absolute awe of your expertise and technical knowledge. To the Wiley Press editors and staff that assisted in polishing this book and ensuring ...