ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S) Abdul Salam is a senior consultant with Energy Services, and author of numerous blogs, books, white papers, and tutorials on cloud computing. He earned his bachelor?s degree in Information Technology, followed by an MBA-IT degree and certifications by Cisco and Juniper Networks. He?s a frequent contributor to CloudTweaks.com. Zafar Gilani is an IT specialist at GfK, Nuremberg. He was an Erasmus Mundus scholar at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Kungliga Tekniska hoegskolan (KTH), with postgraduate studies focused on distributed computing. Salman UI Haq is co-founder and CEO of TunaCode, Inc, which delivers GPU-accelerated computing solutions to time-critical application domains. He?s a frequent CloudTweaks.com contributor, and holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering.