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Author Marinescu, Dan C.

Title Cloud computing [electronic resource] : theory and practice / Dan C. Marinescu.

Imprint Boston : Morgan Kaufmann, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 396 p. : ill. (some col.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing 2: Network-centric computing and network-centric content 3: Basic Concepts 4: Cloud Infrastructure 5: Cloud Computing 6: Virtualization 7. Resource Management 8: Networking support for cloud computing 9: Cloud Security 10: Complex Systems and Self-Organization 11: Cloud Application Development.
Summary "The first chapter gives an overview of cloud computing at a level accessible to a lay person. To motivate the reasons for a paradigm shift in the way we compute and store information, we introduce the concept of network-centric computing and network-centric content. A brief discussion of peer-to-peer systems, a first step in the shift from local to remote data storage and processing follows. The chapter continues with a discussion of technological advances that have made cloud computing possible and of the economical reasons why this new paradigm is attractive for many users and applications. Then we take a closer look at the cloud computing delivery models, Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). SaaS gives the users capability to use applications supplied by the service provider but allows no control of the platform or the infrastructure. PaaS gives the capability to deploy consumer-created or acquired applications using programming languages and tools supported by the provider. IaaS allows the user to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The new paradigm raises ethical questions and has significant vulnerabilities each dissected in separate sections. Finally, the chapter presents the major challenges faced by this new paradigm. The chapter concludes with a overview of the literature and with a historic perspective"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Cloud computing.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780124046276 (pbk.)
9780124046412 (e-book)

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