Cloud computing and IaaS are powerful tools that hold many tempting promises. With Linux leading in this field, IaaS is often one of the first mission critical Linux deployments in enterprises. Doomed to do it right, implementing a Linux cloud is hard work, and you risk both your managment and users losing faith if you stumble into ten common pitfalls. Nils explains to engineering architects, operations engineers, and technical system managers how to circumvent common problems and comes up with hints to overcome them. His audience benefits from over 15 years' first-hand experience in designing secure and reliable infrastructure projects in data centers. Real-life examples from past and present project illustrate the challenges engineers and managers face on their way to the cloud.