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Mastering Cloud Computing is designed for undergraduate students learning to develop cloud computing applications. Tomorrow's applications won’t live on a single computer but will be deployed from and reside on a virtual server, accessible anywhere, any time. Tomorrow's application developers need to understand the requirements of building apps for these virtual systems, including concurrent programming, high-performance computing, and data-intensive systems.
The book introduces the principles of distributed and parallel computing underlying cloud architectures and specifically focuses on virtualization, thread programming, task programming, and map-reduce programming. There are examples demonstrating all of these and more, with exercises and labs throughout.
- Explains how to make design choices and tradeoffs to consider when building applications to run in a virtual cloud environment
- Real-world case studies include scientific, business, and energy-efficiency considerations
Undergraduate students in cloud computing courses, as well as professionals who want to learn about this technology
The book at a glance
Benefits and readership
Directions for adoption: theory, labs, and projects
Part 1: Foundations
Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1 Cloud computing at a glance
1.2 Historical developments
1.3 Building cloud computing environments
Chapter 2. Principles of Parallel and Distributed Computing
2.1 Eras of computing
2.2 Parallel vs. distributed computing
2.3 Elements of parallel computing
2.4 Elements of distributed computing
2.5 Technologies for distributed computing
Chapter 3. Virtualization
3.2 Characteristics of virtualized environments
3.3 Taxonomy of virtualization techniques
3.4 Virtualization and cloud computing
3.5 Pros and cons of virtualization
3.6 Technology examples
Chapter 4. Cloud Computing Architecture
4.2 The cloud reference model
4.3 Types of clouds
4.4 Economics of the cloud
4.5 Open challenges
Part 2: Cloud Application Programming and the Aneka Platform
Chapter 5. Aneka: Cloud Application Platform
5.1 Framework overview
5.2 Anatomy of the Aneka container
5.3 Building Aneka clouds
5.4 Cloud programming and management
Chapter 6. Concurrent Computing: Thread Programming
6.1 Introducing parallelism for single-machine computation
6.2 Programming applications with threads
6.3 Multithreading with Aneka
6.4 Programming applications with Aneka threads
Chapter 7. High-Throughput Computing: Task Programming
7.1 Task computing
7.2 Task-based application models
7.3 Aneka task-based programming
Chapter 8. Data-Intensive Computing: MapReduce Programming
8.1 What is data-intensive computing?
8.2 Technologies for data-intensive computing
8.3 Aneka MapReduce programming
Part 3: Industrial Platforms and New Developments
Chapter 9. Cloud Platforms in Industry
9.1 Amazon web services
9.2 Google AppEngine
9.3 Microsoft Azure
Chapter 10. Cloud Applications
10.1 Scientific applications
10.2 Business and consumer applications
Chapter 11. Advanced Topics in Cloud Computing
11.1 Energy efficiency in clouds
11.2 Market-based management of clouds
11.3 Federated clouds/InterCloud
11.4 Third-party cloud services
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- © Morgan Kaufmann 2013
- 2nd May 2013
- Morgan Kaufmann
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Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Fellow of IEEE, Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council, and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over 500 publications and four text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide. "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing. Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr. Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of "2009 IEEE TCSC Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award" and recently Manjrasoft has been recognised as one of the Top 20 Cloud Computing companies by the Silicon Review Magazine. He served as the foundation Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, which was established 40+ years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome: www.buyya.com
Professor of Computer Science, University of Melbourne, Australia, and founding CEO, Manjrasoft Pty Ltd.
Christian Vecchiola is a research member at the IBM Research Lab Australia, located in Melbourne and Research Fellow at the School of Engineering, at the University of Melbourne. His areas of interest include technologies and infrastructures for a smarter planet, disaster management and resilience, cloud computing, and software engineering.
University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. S. Thamarai Selvi, Professor and Head of the Department of Information Technology at Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India
Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India
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