An introduction to cloud computing, which shifts information systems from on-premises computing infrastructure to highly scalable internet architectures. Provides a solid foundation of cloud computing technologies, and the understanding required to effectively evaluate and assess the business and technical benefits of cloud computing and cloud applications. Includes an analysis of a variety of cloud services (storage, servers and software applications) and cloud providers. Examines various industry cloud practices and applications. Also surveys cloud careers and discusses industry demand for cloud skills.