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training for pretty much anything. The cloud computing content is relatively new, but makes complex topics of cloud computing, including containers, DevOps, admin, and development easy to learn. Good books for cloud pros Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS): Mike Kavis provides a good foundation for how to build cloud-based architectures and systems. This book is geared toward those who are more technical, and is developer-oriented. Amazon Web Services in Action: Andreas and Michael Wittig offer a detailed introduction to moving your infrastructure to AWS, and show developers and admins how to get started down the path to AWS. The book provides both graphical and terminology walkthroughs. Getting Started with Kubernetes: Jonathan Baier provides a technical guide for orchestrating and managing large-scale Docker deployments with Kubernetes to extend your containerization strategy Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide: I authored this title, which covers the use of service-based architectures as they relate to cloud computing, and gives developers, admins, and architects a method for moving existing or new applications into public, private, and hybrid clouds. Cloud-focused blogs Lori MacVittie’s blog posts on F5’s DevCentral blog: While this is a vendor-sponsored blog, MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, and in network and systems administration. She focuses on cloud, DevOps, and the emerging use of architecture patterns. This is a great read for developers and admins, as MacVittie goes deep into the technology, with lots of practical, how-to advice. Jeff Barr’s AWS blog: Jeff is Chief Evangelist for AWS. The depth of the content here will be valuable to both cloud developers and admins. it is important to understand where AWS is moving if you’re in the cloud. This blog provides a good learning experience, 14 | THE DOPPLER | FALL 2016 even for those who are on other private, public, and hybrid cloud platforms. I also recommend following Jeff Barr on Twitter. CloudPundit blog: Lydia Leong is a distinguished analyst at Gartner who covers cloud computing, among other subjects. Drawing on her access to Gartner’s vast resources, she offers incisive analysis and commentary, and many people follow her on Twitter. The value for developers and admin is that she goes into technical detail, including guiding enterprises on the right development paths to the cloud. The Doppler Report: Whether it’s The Doppler weekly email, weekly podcast or the quarterly print issue you’re reading right now, The Doppler by Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) delivers cloud news, best practices and expert advice from experienced consultants in the enterprise cloud space. Our thought leaders write about everything our clients are struggling with, ranging from IoT and containerization, to Blockchain, DevOps and more. Conferences on the cloud IBM InterConnect: This cloud-and mobile-focused conference is IBM-centric, but it is very well attended, and there is much you can learn from the speakers and attendees. Content is very good overall, due in part to the fact that IBM is a bit more open about allowing its employees to look holistically at the cloud computing world than are some other vendors in this space. RSA Conference: RSA’s event is the gold standard of security conferences, and securing cloud platforms a major theme each year. Developers and admins who deal with cloud security should go to update their skills yearly, and this is a good place to get caught up. Google Cloud Next: Much like InterConnect, this is a cloud-focused conference from a big vendor in the space. But you’ll find information on much more than just Google’s cloud technology, including storage, processing, cloud development, containers, and such. Google conferences have a tendency to be developer-focused, and this one is no exception. OpenStack Summit: The OpenStack community’s conferences run every six months, just after the latest version of its open source IaaS software is released. OpenStack focuses more on private cloud,