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Author Thomas Erl to Attend Launch of New Cloud Book at Cloud Expo NY

500 Free Copies of Book to be Given Away to Cloud Expo Attendees

One of the top-selling IT authors of the past decade will be making a special appearance on June 11 at the 12th International Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City. Thomas Erl, author and co-author of eight books and series editor of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl, will be participating with fellow author Ricardo Puttini in the official launch ceremony for their new title Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture.

This hardcover textbook, that was also co-authored by Zaigham Mahmood and received significant contributions from Amin Naserpour, will be these first to document cloud computing from a purely academic perspective, focusing on well-defined concepts, models, technology mechanisms, and technology architectures, all from an industry-centric and vendor-neutral point of view. The book includes over 260 figures and covers 29 cloud architectures, 20 cloud technology mechanisms, and has already been endorsed by members of Cisco, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, HP, Layer 7, Cognizant, Red Hat, Capgemini, Accenture, Wipro and several other organizations.

Prentice Hall has arranged for 500 copies of the book to be delivered directly to 12th International Cloud Expo at the Javits Center. These books will be given away for free to Cloud Expo attendees on a first-come/first-serve basis. The books will be handed out on June 11 during the official launch and book signing event that is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am at the Arcitura Education booth #128 on the Expo Floor.

About Thomas Erl
Thomas Erl is a best-selling IT author and founder of Arcitura Education Inc., a global provider of vendor-neutral educational services and certification that encompasses the Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) and SOA Certified Professional (SOACP) programs from CloudSchool.comTM and SOASchool.com® respectively. Thomas has been the world's top-selling service technology author for nearly a decade and is the series editor of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl, as well as the editor of the Service Technology Magazine. With over 175,000 copies in print world-wide, his eight published books have become international bestsellers and have been formally endorsed by senior members of many major IT organizations and academic institutions. To learn more, visit: www.thomaserl.com

About Ricardo Puttini
Ricardo Puttini, PhD is a Senior Professor with the University of Brasília who has spent the past several years researching and documenting the evolution of cloud computing security and assembling a comprehensive compendium on this topic area. Ricardo lectures and teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses on cloud computing, SOA and other IT topics with academic institutions in Sweden, France and Brazil. Ricardo is a speaker at international events and acted as the conference chair for the 4th International SOA + Cloud Symposium in Brasilia in 2011.

About Zaigham Mahmood
Dr. Zaigham Mahmood is an IT author that has authored and co-authored several books and papers dedicated to cloud computing, including Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures that was released in 2011. Zaigham is the associate editor of the Journal of Cloud Computing and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices, as well as the Reader in Applied Computing and Assistant Head of Distributed and Intelligent Systems (DISYS) research group at the University of Derby UK.

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