SitePoint Announces New Book to Demystify Cloud Computing

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Companies have for years struggled to ensure that their systems can cope with changing technologies and the ever-increasing demand for speed and agility in their business processes. Cloud computing provides a solution to this problem and, at long last, a new book from SitePoint, "Host Your Web Site in the Cloud", succeeds in explaining how.

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There’s simply no way to avoid the fact that cloud computing is more than just a new technology; it’s a business model as well.

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Every year the number of people accessing the internet grows. They are searching for information, products and services, and they want them NOW. Business that are ill-equipped to handle the resulting traffic onslaught are destined to see profits disappear into the ether.

Speed and agility in conducting business online is a force that companies and individuals with an online presence need to acknowledge and accommodate. And that is why SitePoint's new release, Jeff Barr’s 'Host Your Web Site in the Cloud' (http://www.sitepoint.com/books/cloud1/) has become the impetus for many businesses to change the way in which they operate.

Explaining the utilization of cloud computing (i.e. using internet-based services to leverage business processes) is something with which many people have struggled, but which Barr, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Senior Evangelist, has succeeded in doing. In 'Host Your Web Site in the Cloud' he as detailed, in a step by step way, exactly how developers can leverage the power, flexibility and scalability of their web applications by using the cloud computing solutions offered by AWS.

The development of cloud computing has meant that there is no longer any reason for businesses to be constrained by the limitations of servers that cannot grow with the demands that are placed upon them. It has proven to be a low cost solution to the need for high speed information processing and storage.

In 'Host Your Web Site in the Cloud' Barr goes further “There’s simply no way to avoid the fact that cloud computing is more than just a new technology; it’s a business model as well.”

Why Cloud Computing is the Answer

Experts like Barr agree that investing in bigger servers and more localized software is not the answer to burgeoning demands for speed and space. Rather, that by implementing cloud computing strategies, users will be able to store, retrieve and distribute data easily and quickly, and build applications that are scalable - vital for growing businesses.

Through 'Host Your Web Site in the Cloud', Barr equips developers with a thorough understanding of cloud computing and shows them how to master the fundamentals of Amazon Web Services.

For more information: SitePoint (http://www.sitepoint.com/books/cloud1/)

About SitePoint

SitePoint.com is an online magazine and book publisher for professional Web Developers, Freelancers and Web Design Firms. The SitePoint.com Website reaches 2.0 million unique visitors per month.
http://www.sitepoint.com

About Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr joined Amazon.com in 2002 when he realized it was destined to become the next great developer platform, and that he could help to make it so. In his role as the Amazon Web Services Senior Evangelist, Jeff speaks to developers at conferences and user groups all over the world.

Before coming to Amazon, Jeff ran his own consulting practice and has held management and development positions at Microsoft, eByz, KnowNow, and Visix Software.

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