Achieving Federated and Self-Manageable Cloud Infrastructures: Theory and Practice
Release Date: May, 2012. Copyright © 2012. 489 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1631-8, ISBN13: 9781466616318, ISBN10: 1466616318, EISBN13: 9781466616325
Cloud computing presents a promising approach for implementing scalable information and communications technology systems for private and public, individual, community, and business use.
Achieving Federated and Self-Manageable Cloud Infrastructures: Theory and Practice overviews current developments in cloud computing concepts, architectures, infrastructures and methods, focusing on the needs of small to medium enterprises. The topic of cloud computing is addressed on two levels: the fundamentals of cloud computing and its impact on the IT world; and an analysis of the main issues regarding the cloud federation, autonomic resource management, and efficient market mechanisms, while supplying an overview of the existing solutions able to solve them. This publication is aimed at both enterprise business managers and research and academic audiences alike.
Table of Contents and List of Contributors
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Massimo Villari, Ivona Brandic, Francesco Tusa
Peer Hasselmeyer, Gregory Katsaros, Bastian Koller, Philipp Wieder
The management of the entire service landscape comprising a Cloud environment is a complex and challenging venture. There, one task of utmost...
Stefanos Koutsoutos, Spyridon V. Gogouvitis, Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Theodora Varvarigou
The emergence of Service Clouds and the Future Internet has lead to a lot of research taking place in the area of Cloud frameworks and solutions....
The development of commercial Cloud environments has been fueled by the introduction of new technologies which have changed the interactions between...
Massimiliano Rak, Massimo Ficco, Jesus Luna, Hamza Ghani, Neeraj Suri, Silviu Panica, Dana Petcu
The cloud paradigm, based on the idea of delegating to the network any kind of computational resources, is showing a considerable success. The...
Carlos Martín Sánchez, Daniel Molina, Rafael Moreno Vozmediano, Ruben S. Montero, Ignacio M. Llorente
This chapter analyzes the Hybrid Cloud computing model, a paradigm that combines on-premise Private Clouds with the resources of Public Clouds. This...
Francesco Tusa, Maurizio Paone, Massimo Villari
This chapter describes both the design and architecture of the CLEVER cloud middleware, pointing out the possibilities it offers towards enlarging...
Vincent C. Emeakaroha, Marco A. S. Netto, Rodrigo N. Calheiros, César A. F. De Rose
One of the key factors driving Cloud computing is flexible and on-demand resource provisioning in a pay-as-you-go manner. This resource provisioning...
Reviews and Testimonials
"..written exclusively by renowned experts in their field, this book thoroughly discusses the concepts of federation in clouds, resource management and brokerage, and solutions-such as cloud middleware implementations and use, monitoring in clouds from a practical point of view, enterprise experience, energy constrains, and applicable solutions for securing clouds.
And that's what makes this book so valuable, for the researcher, but also for the practitioner, to develop and operate these cloud infrastructures more effectively, and for the user of these clouds. For the researcher, it contributes to the actual and open research areas in federated clouds." [...] "For the practitioner and user, it provides real use cases demonstrating how to build, operate, and use federated clouds, which are based on the real experience of the authors themselves. Practical insight and guidance, lessons learned, and recommendations."
– Dr. Wolfgang Gentzsch, ISC Cloud, General Chair
- Autonomic Resource Management
- Cloud Computing
- Cloud Federation
- Computing Concepts
- IT Analysis
- Knowledge Management in Clouds
- Market Mechanisms in Clouds
- Remote Applications
- Virtual Environments