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What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Handbook of Research on Cyber Approaches to Public Administration and Social Policy
It acts as an infrastructure which offers a virtual hardware functionality, like data storage and web hosting. In infrastructure as a Service, the potential granted to the user is to supply computer infrastructure handling, storage, networks, and various computing resources of an outsourced foundation to sustain business activities where the user can install and operate software that can include operating systems and applications.
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Cloud Computing Applications in Social Work and Education
Estabraq Abbas Fadhil (Atilim University, Turkey) and Sacip Toker (Atilim University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3380-5.ch002
Abstract
This chapter provides overall information related to cloud computing technology. Initially, it explains an overview history of the technology. In addition, the components of cloud computing and how these components interact each other are described for a better understanding of lay persons. The distinctive fundamental characteristics of cloud computing are also listed. The chapter illuminates the service and deployment models of cloud computing. Moreover, the benefits and challenges are examined. Another section of the chapter highlights possible implementations of cloud computing in education and compares these implementations between the developing and developed country perspectives. More specifically, the services currently being used in the education domain are also emphasized. Finally, the possibility of using cloud computing in social work as an information technology or systems solutions is considered.
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The Empirical Analysis of Cloud Computing Services among the Hungarian Enterprises
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Cloud Computing and Information Systems Strategy in Multi-National Companies
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Cloud Computing: A Security and Defense Proposal
ass="highlight">A network virtualized equipment and services offered in cloud.
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Cloud Computing in Tourism
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Forensic Investigations in Cloud Computing
ass="highlight">IaaS is an Internet delivered virtual environment in which the service provider supplies cloud infrastructure services that can include software, hardware, and networking equipment.
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Free and Open Source Cloud Computing Technology
It is a cloud service that provides virtualized servers, networks, data storage, and other necessary devices.
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Optimizing Cloud Computing Costs of Services for Consumers
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Security of Cloud Computing
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Enterprise Cloud Adoption: A Quantitative Exploratory Research
ass="highlight">ass="highlight">Infrass="highlight">astructureass="highlight">as a service is defined ass="highlight">as the ability to commoditize IT infrass="highlight">astructure resources ass="highlight">as services to organizations on demand. It provides organizations with the ability to re-direct resources to long-term strategic business goals while outsourcing the day-to-day IT functions, such ass="highlight">as archiving and business continuity to Cloud providers.
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Forensic Acquisition Methods for Cloud Computing Environments
ass="highlight">IaaS is an Internet delivered virtual environment in which the service provider supplies cloud infrastructure services that can include software, hardware, and networking equipment.
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Distributed Streaming Big Data Analytics for Internet of Things (IoT)
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Architecture for Big Data Storage in Different Cloud Deployment Models
ass="highlight">ass="highlight">Infrass="highlight">astructureass="highlight">as a Service (IaaS) is used to deliver the computer infrass="highlight">astructure on an outsourced bass="highlight">asis to support enterprise applications.
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Revealing Concepts of a Cloud Deployment Model: A Semantic Exploration of a New Generation of the Cloud
ass="highlight">A cloud computing solution that provides virtualized computing resources over the internet, allowing users to rent virtual machines and storage rather than investing in and maintaining physical hardware.
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Processing, storage, networks and other computing resources are provisioned to allow users to deploy and run software.
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From Mainframe to Cloud
Provides access to computing resource, specifically computing infrastructure, in a virtualized environment, through Internet connection.
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Model of E-Education Infrastructure based on Cloud Computing
Provides the consumer with the capability to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources, and allows the consumer to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications.
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Admission Control in the Cloud: Algorithms for SLA-Based Service Model
The lowest level of the Cloud-ass="highlight">service model in which the user requests virtual machines and networks.
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Cloud Computing Service Provider Business Model Success Characteristics
Provision, processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the service provider controls the underlying infrastructure.
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An Ecosystem Governance Lens for Public Sector Digital Transformation: A New Zealand Case Study
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Cloud Computing Architectural Patterns
ass="highlight">A form of cloud computing that provides physical or virtualized computing, storage, or network resources over a network.
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