Developing Interoperable and Federated Cloud Architecture

Developing Interoperable and Federated Cloud Architecture

Gabor Kecskemeti (University of Miskolc, Hungary), Attila Kertesz (University of Szeged, Hungary) and Zsolt Nemeth (MTA SZTAKI, Hungary)
Release Date: April, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 398
ISBN13: 9781522501534|ISBN10: 1522501533|EISBN13: 9781522501541|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0153-4


As cloud technology continues to advance and be utilized, many service providers have begun to employ multiple networks, or cloud federations; however, as the popularity of these federations increases, so does potential utilization challenges.

Developing Interoperable and Federated Cloud Architecture provides valuable insight into current and emergent research occurring within the field of cloud infrastructures. Featuring barriers, recent developments, and practical applications on the interoperability issues of federated cloud architectures, this book is a focused reference for administrators, developers, and cloud users interested in energy awareness, scheduling, and federation policies and usage.

Topics Covered

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

  • Access Management
  • Cloud Federations
  • Data Analytics
  • Fault-Tolerant Databases
  • Multi-Cloud Infrastructure
  • Resource Brokerage
  • Volunteer Clouds

Reviews and Testimonials

This book is for practitioners who use cloud infrastructures. International contributors in computer engineering, distributed systems, cloud computing, and informatics describe the latest research and applications in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud systems. They present solutions to interoperability and efficiency challenges faced by infrastructure clouds, with special focus on developing and running interoperable, federated IaaS cloud systems.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gabor Kecskemeti (M.Sc., University of Miskolc, 2004; Ph.D., University of Westminster, 2011) is a research fellow at the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems (LPDS) of MTA SZTAKI. In, 2013, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has got involved in several successful Grid and SOA research projects (e.g., ePerSpace, EDGeS, S-Cube) as well as in the recently funded ENTICE project (focusing on cloud computing), financed by the EU’s Horizon2020 framework program. He coordinated the Cloud research group of LPDS in 2011–2012. He was member or chair of the program committees of several European conferences and workshops. He was guest editor for the Journal of Grid Computing for a special issue on Cloud federations. He has published over 50 scientific papers (incl. 9 journal articles and 3 edited volumes) about cloud and grid computing, particularly from the field of virtual appliance delivery in IaaS clouds.
Attila Kertesz (MSc, University of Szeged, 2004; PhD, University of Szeged, 2011) is a research fellow at the University of Szeged, and at the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems of MTA SZTAKI, Hungary. His research work covers interoperability aspects of Cloud federations. He is a management committee member of the ICT COST Action IC1304 and has participated in several successful European projects including COST IC0805, SHIWA, S-Cube EU FP7 and the CoreGRID EU FP6 Network of Excellence projects. He has been a member of the program committees for European conferences and workshops, and has published over 60 scientific papers, having more than 350 independent citations.
Zsolt Nemeth received a MSc degree from the Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, in 1994, and a PhD degree from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary, in 2001. He is a Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems, MTA SZTAKI, Budapest, Hungary. His research work has covered various aspects of parallel and distributed computing, formal modeling, grid computing, and unconventional programming paradigms. His work on semantic modeling of grid computing has met a reception. He has been a visiting researcher at Emory University and an ERCIM Fellow at IRISA-INRIA and FORTH.