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Cloud Computing

An Introduction

R. Chopra, PhD

ISBN: 978-1-683920-92-2
Pub Date:  May 2017
Specs: 7 x 9   Paperback with CD
Pages: 200
Price: $44.95


This overview of cloud computing in a "self-teaching" format, contains state-of-the art chapters with tips and insights about cloud computing, its architecture, applications, information on security and privacy, and numerous case studies. It includes questions for discussion and "Cloud Computing Lab Experiments" to help in mastering its complex services and technologies. Recent research shows that cloud computing will be worth billions of dollars in new investments. Organizations are flocking to the cloud services to benefit from the elasticity, self-services, resource abundance, ubiquity, responsiveness, and cost efficiencies that it offers. Many government and private universities have already migrated to the cloud. The next wave in computing technology, expected to usher in a new era, will be based on cloud computing.



1: Introduction to Cloud Computing. 2: Cloud Computing Architectures. 3: Virtualization Technology of Clouds.  4: Advanced Cloud Applications. 5: Enterprise Cloud Computing. 6: Case Studies. Cloud Computing "Lab" Experiments. Glossary. Questions for Discussion. References. Index.                


Rajiv Chopra (PhD) is an assistant professor of computer science and engineering and has written several texts and journal articles.