This is one of those days that you realize how quickly things can change… 3.5 years ago I worked for a small consultancy company in the south of the Netherlands. Today I work for the number 1 virtualization/cloud company in the world, VMware, and just published my 4th book with a 5th coming later this year. What a ride, what a change, a lot of work and yes it was more than worth it.
I was part of a team of 6 guys who worked on this new book that was just published in the Short Topics series by Sage/Usenix. I guess you could say it is a follow up of “Foundation for Cloud Computing with VMware vSphere 4”. This book deals with VMware vCloud Director and touches each of the components of vCloud Director. Although it is a short topic series with only 136 pages there is in-depth information to be found on the various aspects of vCloud environments. I guess for me personally the most exciting part is the fact that no one less than VMware CEO Paul Maritz wrote the foreword! That is a great honor!
I want to especially thank Ben Lin and John Arrasjid for bringing this together. I know they’ve spend countless of hours in the evening editing the book. Of course I also want to thank my fellow co-authors: Michael Haines, Steve Kaplan and Raman Veeramraju. It was a pleasure working with you guys. I also want to thank Usenix/Sage for this opportunity. I want to point out that none of the authors receives or has received royalties. (Except for complementary copies of the book which we will give away for free at various events!) Usenix / Sage is a great organization which organizes many great events to which hopefully the revenue of this book will contribute.
Book #24, Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director, by John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, Steve Kaplan Ben Lin, Michael Haines and Raman Veeramraju. This Short Topics book provides use cases, design considerations, and technology guidance to answer your questions about cloud computing. The primary intended audience is those interested in learning about VMware cloud computing products and solutions, but content on third-party technologies is also included where appropriate. Without diving overly deeply into specific design patterns, it provides insight into the tools to fit your design criteria and it explains the concepts used by vCloud ranging from Organization Virtual Datacenters to External Networks. The book includes a 17″x38″ poster with a deepdive on vCloud Director networking.
- Authors: John Arrasjid, Duncan Epping, Steve Kaplan, Ben Lin, Michael Haines and Raman Veeramraju
- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Sage/Usenix (May, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1-931971-83-6
Buy it here on Amazon (Paper | ebook coming soon)