Strata Chalup, Christine Hogan, and I have been working on a new book titled, "The Practice of Cloud Administration".
This new book is all new material focused on the design and operation of distributed systems or "cloud" computing. The book is two parts: "Building it" and "Running it". It is the sequel to our enterprise-focused book, "The Practice of System and Network Administration".
If you want to see a preview, the only conference where you'll be able to get a sneak peek is at LOPSA-East. Otherwise you'll have to wait until at least September 2014 (we don't have the exact shipping date yet, it could be as late as November).
The preview will be during this session: http://lopsa-east.org/2014/lopsa-east-14-talks/#31 I'll be talking about what you can expect in the book, our writing process, and I hope to have some sample chapters that I can hand out.
Register today: http://lopsa-east.org/2014/
LOPSA-East is a regional sysadmin conference in New Brunswick NJ, May 2-3, 2014. Two days of world-class training on a diverse range of topics plus community-selected talks: http://lopsa-east.org/2014/
I hope to see you there!