The Practice of Cloud System Administration

Building and operating large-scale cloud computing systems is becoming more common, but that doesn't make it easy. A new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, Volume 2 by Tom Limoncelli, Strata Chalup, and Christina Hogan can help. It's a comprehensive look at the technical, organizational, and people issues involved in creating and managing big—really big—cloud computing systems.

I had the pleasure of reviewing the manuscript, and then interviewing the authors for Pearson's InformIT. There's a good review of the book at InfoQ, and the book's own web site is at You can buy it at Powell's, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

Joe Bob says check it out.