Open Source Cloud Computing Systems: Practices and Paradigms
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Open Source Cloud Computing Systems: Practices and Paradigms

Luis M. Vaquero (Telefónica R&D Labs, Spain), Juan Cáceres (Telefónica R&D Labs, Spain) and Juan J. Hierro (Telefónica R&D Labs, Spain)
Release Date: January, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 378
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0098-0
ISBN13: 9781466600980|ISBN10: 1466600985|EISBN13: 9781466600997
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Cloud computing is a new paradigm devoted to the provision of every network resource available as a service to a variety of users.

Open Source Cloud Computing Systems: Practices and Paradigms bridges the gap between solutions and users' needs. This book presents the most relevant open source cloud technologies available today. It offers a practical compendium of cloud technologies while also providing information on where to access these technologies, how to install them, and when it is appropriate to use one technology over another. For those deciding to start the endeavor of creating their own cloud, this book serves as a starting point for research on practical purposes and systems design.

Coverage:

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

  • AppScale
  • EMOTIVE
  • Federated Infrastructure Cloud
  • Managing Virtual Resources in Clouds
  • MapReduce and Hadoop
  • Open Source Middleware
  • Open Source Platforms
  • OpenNebula Cloud Toolkit
  • Resource Allocation for Cloud Computing
  • Virtual Java Service Container
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In summary, the book discusses the technical details of some of the most prominent free software cloud computing products, while at the same time addresses the high-level concerns of the technology. Therefore, it will not surprise anyone that reading the book was really a great experience...

– Jesus M. Gonzalez-BarahonaKing Juan Carlos University, Spain

This book is a compendium of several proven and potential open source systems for the transformative and disruptive cloud idea. The book provides all the right and relevant details on where to get these technologies, how to install them, and when it is appropriate to use one technology over another. For those deciding to start the endeavour of creating their own cloud, this book serves as a starting point for research on practical purposes and systems design.

– Professor Pethuru Raj, Infrastructure Architect, IBM India
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holds B.Sc. (Electronics), M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), and Ph.D. (Information Technologies) degrees from Universidad de Valladolid, and M.Sc. (Pharmacology) and Ph.D. (Medicine) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. After graduating he was a research associate in several U.S. centers and a Researcher and IPR Manager for Telefonica. He is also a part-time Assistant Professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Dr. Vaquero recently joined Hewlett-Packard Labs. His research interests are in distributed systems and their application to other fields, such as social, educational, and biomedical sciences.
has a Research MSc. in Complex Systems Development and a MSc. in Computer Science from the Technology University of Madrid (UPM). He is a Platform Architect and Technical Coordinator for the Telefónica Global Cloud Services, focused on IaaS Cloud. In the past, at Telefónica I+D, he was Research Manager in the Cloud Computing Area covering architecture, technical coordination, research and development team leadership and internal research agenda management (FP7 RESERVOIR, 4CaaSt, StratusLab and IRMOS, and NUBA Spanish Avanza). As middleware specialist, he was the architect and main developer of the Telefónica I+D’s Open Source CORBA (TIDOrb) and SOA Middleware Platform used in critical systems such as Telecom and air traffic control systems. In Telefónica I+D he was also Free/Libre Open Source Software communities’ management, licensing business models experience at the MORFEO Community and participating in the Qualipso FP6 project.
currently holds the position of Chief Technologist on Software Technologies at Telefonica R&D. He obtained a degree in Computer Science in 1990 from the School of Computer Science of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and owns a certificate of investigation proficiency by the same university. Juanjo holds a vice-chair position at the Steering Committee of NESSI, the European Technology Platform on Software and Services (see wwww.nessi-europe.eu). Juanjo has participated as invited expert in several workshops as well as advisory expert groups organized by the European Commission in order to define objectives related to software and services in the EU Research Framework Program 7 (FP7). He also participates as invited expert by the European Commission in the Working Group focused on the Future Internet of Services and chairs the Service Front Ends Collaboration Working Group at FP7. Recently, has participated and assisted as an expert in a report that the EC is planning to produce about strategy on software for Europe.
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