new book released Get your head in the cloud. Unlocking the mystery for Public Sector.

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About Jim

Currently the President and CTO of V3 Systems in Salt Lake City, Jim Sweeney has more than 35 years of experience in the development and integration of a broad range of enterprise IT applications and technologies. He has held several roles including technical, sales and marketing positions over his career. Previously to his current position Jim served as the CTO of GTSI Corp (now UNICOM Federal Systems). Previously he was the Manager of the Virtualization and Cloud Computing Consulting Practice at GTSI, working with different federal, state and local agencies on a variety of technical solutions primarily focused in the areas of server, desktop, and application virtualization as well as storage virtualization and consolidation.

Prior to GTSI Mr. Sweeney held diverse roles with numerous firms including Commodore Business Machines, The Singer Corporation and VA Linux Systems. He now serves as GTSI's Chief Technology Officer where he is leading the company's efforts to assist the public sector in taking maximum advantage of this new technology.

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This entire site is hosted on S3 storage out of the Amazon Web Services Cloud, having been cached at the edges of their network by Amazon CloudFront. The repository is hosted on GitHub, and the design (but not the content) is freely open to everyone. I use Git with Eclipse and Jekyll on my Apple Mac mini to create and maintain the site, committing changes and sync'ing to Github when I am ready to release a new version. Then I simply pull down a copy of the repository onto an AWS EC2 instance and upload it to my S3 bucket. The only real trick is making sure the authoritative domain points to the correct (i.e., most current) S3 bucket.

While the above sounds complicated, it is really very easy and provides several benefits. It allows me to edit the site easily (with Eclipe), keep version control current (with Git / GitHub), upload new blog posts easily and quickly (with Jekyll), and host the site in a manner that makes it easy for you the user to get to even when there is power problems here in Northern VA., thanks to Amazon's network!

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