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Last week, Packt Publishing announced that Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” by Kevin L. Jackson and Scott Goessling was selected for use by the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement, Applied Computing Systems & Technology Program as the textbook for their mandatory Enterprise Architecture – Hardware course starting Spring Semester 2019. I am proud and honored to be trusted by such a prestigious institution. Being an “Amazon Bestseller” cloud computing publications the book is doing well. This recognition from Tulane University, however, clearly supersedes that commercial success. 

According to Tulane SoPA, they pick the text based on its:

  • Specific support the institution’s mission of providing high-quality degree and certificate programs that are directly relevant to the needs and interests of working adults;
  • The holistic approach enabled the University to quickly and effectively update their applied computer technology curriculum;
  • Effectiveness in addressing a business relevant, cost-effective and efficient approach to the adoption of cloud computing and the pursuit of digital transformation; and
  • Adaptability of hands-on activity chapters for course labs, which provided a much needed practical extension to the curriculum

The course labs will use Burstorm Cloud Infrastructure Modeling and Design online software to create and modify cloud infrastructure designs in real-time.  This capability uniquely supports the iterative “what if” business-driven analysis capability critical to modern information technology infrastructure design.

Tom Thomas, of the Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement, said, “We selected “Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” because of the book’s practical approach to important business requirements.” Scott Goessling, Burstorm Vice President Cloud Services adds, “Successful IT transformation requires new skill sets and real-time data delivered via automated and insightful enablement platforms.  Tulane University quickly identified “Architecting Cloud Solutions” as a very innovative way to train and enable the development of next generation of technology leaders and strategists.” 

“Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” reaches  #3 on the “Amazon Best Sellers” list for Cloud Computing


Tulane University, School of Professional Advancement (SoPA)

SoPA offers high quality, distinctive undergraduate and graduate professional programs to a diverse student population in New Orleans and beyond. The school dates back to 1886, when it was founded as the outreach division of Tulane with a mission to offer courses to teachers. While the school’s offerings have greatly expanded and changed over time, its focus on programs relevant to working adults has remained. The Applied Computing Systems & Technology program offers flexible degree and certificate options based on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) published model. Students enrolled in this program will be prepared to pursue careers in information technology, cybersecurity, and programming. The curriculum balances advanced problem-solving techniques and business acumen with practical solutions for computer-based problems. Courses cover an in-depth range of topics in the information systems and technology fields.

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt’s mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,000 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done – whether that’s specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools. As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

Burstorm

Burstorm is a cloud technology platform company enabling enterprises, service providers and systems integrators to model, design, benchmark and optimize cloud infrastructure.  Combining an easy-to-use drag-and-drop modeling application with a continuously updated catalog of service provider assets, the Burstorm platform helps organizations more quickly and accurately assess and select the optimal computing storage, networking and data center solutions for their digital transformation to the cloud.

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