[EN] New Book on the shelf. From James Bond.

Few days ago I got a present. The new book about Cloud Architecture. This book has been written by Bond. James Bond. But of course James Bond know everything about SPECTRE but have no experience with Cloud. The real James Bond is a Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett-Packard (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) with a lot of experience with The Cloud. I found very good opinions about this book: 4,8/5 stars at O’Reilly and 4,7/5 stars at Amazon. As we can read on last page:

Despite the buzz surrounding the cloud computing, only a small percentage of organizations have actually deployed this new style of IT—so far. If you’re planning your long-term cloud strategy, this practical book provides insider knowledge and actionable real-world lessons regarding planning, design, operations, security, and application transformation. This book teaches business and technology managers how to transition their organization’s traditional IT to cloud computing. Rather than yet another book trying to sell or convince readers on the benefits of clouds, this book provides guidance, lessons learned, and best practices on how to design, deploy, operate, and secure an enterprise cloud based on real-world experience.

Author James Bond provides useful guidance and best-practice checklists based on his field experience with real customers and cloud providers. You’ll view cloud services from the perspective of a consumer and as an owner/operator of an enterprise private or hybrid cloud, and learn valuable lessons from successful and less-than-successful organization use-case scenarios. This is the information every CIO needs in order to make the business and technical decisions to finally execute on their journey to cloud computing.

  • Get updated trends and definitions in cloud computing, deployment models, and for building or buying cloud services
  • Discover challenges in cloud operations and management not foreseen by early adopters
  • Use real-world lessons to plan and build an enterprise private or hybrid cloud
  • Learn how to assess, port, and migrate legacy applications to the cloud
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities unique to the cloud
  • Employ a cloud management system for your enterprise (private or multi-provider hybrid) cloud ecosystem
  • Understand the challenges for becoming an IT service broker leveraging the power of the cloud

And of course few words about author – James Bond:

James Bond is a Chief Technologist for the HPCloud business unit.  He provides cloudbusiness strategy and technical guidance, solution architecture, and transitionplanning to Fortune 100 and Government customers in North America.  Bond’s role is to educate customers andindustry on the transition from legacy enterprise IT to private, hybrid andbrokering cloud environments.  He is acloud keynote presenter at numerous customer and industry conferences acrossthe U.S.

With more than 25 years experience in public andprivate sectors, Bond was an early pioneer in the design and deployment of Infrastructure,Software, and Platform as a Service offerings—long before the term cloudcomputing was coined.  His background indata centers, LAN/WAN systems design, software development, and ISP/ASPmanagement were precursors to his current focus on cloud computing.  Bond is well known on the industry and withinHP as an expert resource of real-world cloud design and deployment experiencehaving successfully deployed cloud environments for some of the largest U.S.Government customers.

Before joining HP, Bond was a Vice Presidentwith Apptix, a leading commercial Software as a Service provider, where hearchitected and managed some of the largest SaaS deployments in the UnitedStates.  Past industry experienceincludes Chief Technology Officer for IceWEB, Vice President of SteelCloud, andpositions with Electronic Data Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, andComputer Data Systems.

Bond holds a Bachelor’s degree in ComputerScience from the University of Maryland. He authors numerous technical white papers and is finalizing his firstbook—on cloud computing.  He is avolunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in his spare time and currentlyresides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I will start to read this book soon, and I hope to give five start after reading.

And here are links for:

  • O’Reilly bookstore page
  • Amazon bookstore page
  • Author’s LinkedIn profile

Post Scriptum:

Only one bad feeling about this book. And it is for O’Reilly: this book – even brand new doesn’t smell. And because I love Smells of The New Book – I’m really dissapointed…

[EN] July 2015 and my public speaking and presence

public-speakingThird quarter of 2015 just began. July will be a little bit less travelled month, however I will not sit down in my home-office-room. I’ve few confirmed sessions at conferences and user groups, and some plan for attending only. I will miss few events and unfortunetelly reject some of them. I previously blogged in quartely frequency, but from last month I switched to monthly update and here are my public speaking and presence for July 2015. Hope You will be able to meet me somewhere and say hello. 

Attendee:

To hear someone, to see someone, to meet someone, to be inspired. My plans are a little flexible (even my calendar is not):

Conferences:

  • SharePoint Saturday|London,England|11th July {SITE|TWITTER}
  • Identity and Mobility Forum|London,England|14th June {SITE|TWITTER}

User Groups Meetings:

  • Open Coffee: How to Thrive as a Creative Business |Leicester, England|01st July {SITE|TWITTER}
  • Tech Wednesday: Women in Tech|Birmingham, England|15st July {SITE} |
  • SQL Midlands: SSIS Night|Birmingham, England|16st July {SITE} |

Speaker:

Speaking is most important part of all my events. As many of us – The Speakers – we love it. So, of course I will have some chance to increasing my speakers skills here:

User Groups Meetings:

  • Southampton User Group #SQLSoton |Southampton, England|01st July {SITE|TWITTER} |session: Double SQL Azure Session

Conferences

  • SQL Saturday #418 | Manchester|Manchester,England|25th June {SITE}|session: 2AM A Disaster Just Began

 

Rejected events:

no rejected events this monts …

 

Anyway. if You will be somewhere arround my events, just ping me, tweet me or join for the event!

[EN] June 2015 and my public speaking and presence (updated)

Updated {just few hours after publishing first version}

Second quarter of 2015 looks really busy, even with less number of travels. I’ve few confirmed sessions at conferences and user groups, and some plan for attending only. I will miss few events and unfortunetelly reject some of them. I previously blogged in quartely frequency (so two posts before 1Q Presence and 2Q Presence), but I see that even updates for existing blog post is not enough. So I switch for monthly frequency. here are my public speaking and presence for June 2015. Hope You will be able to meet me somewhere and say hello. June is very, very busy. Even at the beginning I had nothing scheduled in my calendar (almost).

Attendee:

To hear someone, to see someone, to meet someone, to be inspired. My plans are very flexible (even my calendar is not):

Conferences:

  • Info Security|London,England|02-03 June {SITE|TWITTER|FACEBOOK}
  • RSA Unplugged|London,England|04 June {SITE|TWITTER|FACEBOOK}
  • The AWS Awesome Day Workshop|Warsaw, Poland|16th June {SITE|TWITTER}
  • DELL Software End User Event|Warsaw, Poland|17th June {SITE}
  • II Konferencja | Zabezpieczenie danych osobowych|Warsaw, Poland|24th June {SITE}

Speaker:

Speaking is most important part of all my events. As many of us – The Speakers – we love it. So of course I will have some chance to increasing my speakers skills here:

The Annual (and non-frequently) General Meeting of Members:

  • Polish SQL Server User Group |Katowice/Warsaw, Poland|16th May {SITE}
  • Information Systems Security Association |Warsaw, Poland|22nd May {SITE}
  • Polish Information Processing Society |Wroclaw, Poland|23rd May {SITE}

Conferences

  • SQL Saturday #409 | Rheinland|Sankt Augustin,Germany|13th June {SITE|TWITTER}|session: Maintenance Plans Ad Hoc
  • SPBiz Conference|Virtual Event, Worldwide|18th June {SITE|TWITTER|FACEBOOK}|session: 2AM A Disaster Just Began
  • SQL Saturday #419 | Bratislava|Bratislava, Slovakia|20th June {SITE|TWITTER}|session: Azure SQL Database: Tips and Tricks for Beginners
  • ISSA InfoTRAMS | Protecting identity in globally connected world|Warsaw, Poland|22nd June {SITE}| session: Trust. The Primer.

 

Rejected events:

Time is not flexible. My outlook calendar is but with limited level only. So based on many reasons (fortunatelly all are connected with business, not private things) I had to reject my attending or speaking at some events:

  • East Midlands PASS Chapter|Leicester,England|17th June {SITE|TWITTER}|
  • Big Data Analytics|London, England|16th June {SITE|TWITTER}
  • Identity Management|London, England|17th June {SITE|TWITTER}

 

Anyway. if You will be somewhere arround my events, just ping me, tweet me or join for the event!