Managers don't want to invest in hardware and software that's quickly outdated, which is why Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), a setup where someone else foots the bill, is such a big deal. Administrators must now work with offsite hardware and software, but lack the skills to do it, so this book is essential to them. There are a number of AWS either published or currently in the process of being published, but these books don't really answer the one question that everyone appears to be asking in the forums online, "How do I get started?" Most of the titles out there right now answer questions for a specific group after that group has installed the product and gotten started with it.
The main audience for this book is administrators of all types who need to develop new management skills in the shortest time possible and for the least possible expense. The book will also interest managers at various levels who are interested in using IaaS to reduce costs, developers, and DevOps who have to make the various groups work well together. Because the target audience is administrators, the book will rely on canned applications to meet deployment, configuration, security and other needs. Using canned applications also means that everyone can participate in the application examples, even if they have little or no programming knowledge.
John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 100 books and more than 600 articles to date. The topics range from networking to home security and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a book on Python for beginners, Python for Data Scientists, a discussion of machine learning for multiple audiences, and a book about MATLAB.