Cloud Computing - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128128107, 9780128128114

Cloud Computing

2nd Edition

Theory and Practice

eBook ISBN: 9780128128114
Paperback ISBN: 9780128128107
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 13th November 2017
Page Count: 588
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Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. After an introduction to network-centric computing and network-centric content in Chapter One, the book is organized into four sections. Section One reviews basic concepts of concurrency and parallel and distributed systems. Section Two presents such critical components of the cloud ecosystem as cloud service providers, cloud access, cloud data storage, and cloud hardware and software. Section Three covers cloud applications and cloud security, while Section Four presents research topics in cloud computing.

Specific topics covered include resource virtualization, resource management and scheduling, and advanced topics like the impact of scale on efficiency, cloud scheduling subject to deadlines, alternative cloud architectures, and vehicular clouds. An included glossary covers terms grouped in several categories, from general to services, virtualization, desirable attributes and security.

Key Features

  • Includes new chapters on concurrency, cloud hardware and software, challenges posed by big data and mobile applications and advanced topics
  • Provides a new appendix that presents several cloud computing projects
  • Presents more than 400 references in the text, including recent research results in several areas related to cloud computing


Senior First year level grad students, Network administrators network architects, Network systems managers

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Concurrency - Basic Concepts
3. Parallel and Distributed Systems
4. Cloud Service Providers and the Cloud Ecosystem
5. Cloud Access
6. Cloud Data Storage
7. Cloud Hardware and Software
8. Cloud Applications
9. Challenges Posed by Big Data and Mobile Applications
10. Cloud Security
11. Cloud Resource Virtualization
12. Cloud Resource Management and Scheduling
13. Advanced Topics


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