Data Intensive Storage Services for Cloud Environments

Data Intensive Storage Services for Cloud Environments

Dimosthenis Kyriazis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Athanasios Voulodimos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Spyridon V. Gogouvitis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece) and Theodora Varvarigou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 342
ISBN13: 9781466639348|ISBN10: 1466639342|EISBN13: 9781466639355|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3934-8

Description

With the evolution of digitized data, our society has become dependent on services to extract valuable information and enhance decision making by individuals, businesses, and government in all aspects of life. Therefore, emerging cloud-based infrastructures for storage have been widely thought of as the next generation solution for the reliance on data increases.

Data Intensive Storage Services for Cloud Environments provides an overview of the current and potential approaches towards data storage services and its relationship to cloud environments. This reference source brings together research on storage technologies in cloud environments and various disciplines useful for both professionals and researchers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Access Control
  • Business Models
  • Cloud Environments
  • Content Centric Storage
  • Data Mobility
  • Distributed Object Storage Systems
  • Placement of Virtual Machines

Reviews and Testimonials

The 16 papers in this collection share lessons learned while developing a prototype next generation storage cloud architecture for the European Union called VISION Cloud. Two chapters written by professors at the National Technical University of Athens, who also edited the volume, compare the most prominent commercial cloud storage services and the terms of service level agreements. Other topics include distributed components for large-scale object storage, security and regulatory compliance, business models, NAND flash memory storage, a file system for the cloud, commercial media applications, and earth observation activities.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dimosthenis Kyriazis received the diploma from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece in 2001, the MS degree in Techno-Economic Systems (MBA) co-organized by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept - NTUA, Economic Sciences Dept - National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Industrial Management Dept - University of Piraeus and his Ph.D. from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens in 2007. He is currently a Research Engineer in the Telecommunication Laboratory of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS). Before joining the ICCS he worked in the private sector as Telecom Software Engineer. He has participated in numerous EU / National funded projects (such as IRMOS, NextGRID, Akogrimo, BEinGRID, HPC-Europa, GRIA, Memphis, CHALLENGERS, HellasGRID, etc) and currently serves as the Technical Coordinator of the IRMOS EU project. His research interests include Grid computing, scheduling, Quality of Service provision, and workflow management in heterogeneous systems and service oriented architectures.
Athanasios Voulodimos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1984. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2007, ranking among the top 2% of his class. In 2010 he acquired an MSc in “Techno-economic Systems” after completing a two year Master’s program co-organized by the National Technical University of Athens and the University of Piraeus. In 2011 he received his PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA in the area of computer vision and machine learning focusing on behavior recognition from video. He has been and is currently involved in National and European research projects, such as SCOVIS, My-e-Director 2012, and VISION Cloud. He is currently leading the Construction Activity of the EU EXPERIMEDIA IP project. He has published more than 35 papers in international conferences, workshops, and journals. His main research interests include computer vision, machine learning, as well as ubiquitous and cloud computing.
Spyridon V. Gogouvitis was born in Athens, Greece in 1982. He received the Dipl. -Ing. from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2006. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. while working as a Researcher in the Telecommunication Laboratory of the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS). In the past he has been actively involved in several EU and National funded projects such as the Interactive Realtime Multimedia Applications on Service Oriented Infrastructures (IRMOS) project. He has also worked as a developer for the Hellenic Army Information Systems Support Centre and as a consultant for the General Secretariat for Information Systems of the Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Finance. Currently he is NTUA’s team leader in the VISION Cloud EU Project. His research interests include Grid and Cloud Computing, Workflow Management, as well as Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing.
Theodora A. Varvarigou received her B. Tech degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece in 1988, MS degrees in Electrical Engineering (1989) and in Computer Science (1991) from Stanford University, Stanford, California in 1989, and her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1991. She worked at AT&T Bell Labs, Holmdel, New Jersey between 1991 and 1995. Between 1995 and 1997 she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece. Since 1997, she was elected as an Assistant Professor, and since 2007, she is a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens, and Director of the Postgraduate Course “Engineering Economics Systems.” Prof. Varvarigou has great experience in the area of semantic Web technologies, scheduling over distributed platforms, embedded systems, and grid computing. In this area, she has published more than 170 papers in leading journals and conferences. She has participated and coordinated several EU funded projects such as IRMOS, SCOVIS, POLYMNIA, Akogrimo, NextGRID, BEinGRID, Memphis, MKBEEM, MARIDES, CHALLENGERS, FIDIS, and others.

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