© 2010

Handbook of Cloud Computing

  • Borko Furht
  • Armando Escalante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Technologies and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Borko Furht
      Pages 3-19
    3. Jeffrey M. Nick, David Cohen, Burton S. Kaliski Jr
      Pages 47-63
    4. Geng Lin, Mac Devine
      Pages 65-82
    5. Anthony M. Middleton
      Pages 83-136
    6. Kathleen Ericson, Shrideep Pallickara
      Pages 137-158
    7. David Villegas, Ivan Rodero, Liana Fong, Norman Bobroff, Yanbin Liu, Manish Parashar et al.
      Pages 183-218
  3. Architectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Kemal A. Delic, Jeff A. Riley
      Pages 239-254
    3. Mladen A. Vouk, Eric Sills, Patrick Dreher
      Pages 255-276
    4. Xiao Liu, Dong Yuan, Gaofeng Zhang, Jinjun Chen, Yun Yang
      Pages 309-332
  4. Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Hai Jin, Shadi Ibrahim, Tim Bell, Wei Gao, Dachuan Huang, Song Wu
      Pages 335-355
    3. Juan Cáceres, Luis M. Vaquero, Luis Rodero-Merino, Álvaro Polo, Juan J. Hierro
      Pages 357-377
    4. David Chapman, Karuna P. Joshi, Yelena Yesha, Milt Halem, Yaacov Yesha, Phuong Nguyen
      Pages 379-405

About this book


Cloud computing has become a significant technology trend. Experts believe cloud computing is currently reshaping information technology and the IT marketplace. The advantages of using cloud computing include cost savings, speed to market, access to greater computing resources, high availability, and scalability.

Handbook of Cloud Computing includes contributions from world experts in the field of cloud computing from academia, research laboratories and private industry. This book presents the systems, tools, and services of the leading providers of cloud computing; including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft. The basic concepts of cloud computing and cloud computing applications are also introduced. Current and future technologies applied in cloud computing are also discussed. Case studies, examples, and exercises are provided throughout. 

Topics covered include, among others:

• Cloud Computing Fundamentals

• Systems and Tools

• Cloud Applications and Solutions

• Data-Intensive Supercomputer in the Cloud

• High Performance Computing

• Virtual Private Clouds

• Scientific Services and Data Management in the Cloud

• Enterprise Knowledge Clouds

• Medical Information Systems

Handbook of Cloud Computing is intended for advanced-level students and researchers in computer science and electrical engineering as a reference book. This handbook is also beneficial to computer and system infrastructure designers, developers, business managers, entrepreneurs and investors within the cloud computing related industry.


Cloud architectures Cloud computin Cloud platforms Cloud standards Cloud storage Enterprise knowledge clouds Private Cloud Scheduling cloud workflows Scientific cloud computing Virtualization technologies Web semantics in the clouds cloud computing currentjm grid computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Borko Furht
    • 1
  • Armando Escalante
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. of Comp. & Elect. Engin. andFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  2. 2.LexisNexisBoca RatonUSA

About the editors

Borko Furht is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. Professor Furht received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. His current research is in multimedia systems, video coding and compression, 3D video and image systems, video databases, wireless multimedia, and Internet computing. He is a founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer). He has received several technical and publishing awards, and has consulted for many high-tech companies including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, General Electric, JPL, NASA, Honeywell, and RCA, and has been an expert witness for Cisco and Qualcomm. He has given many invited talks, keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials, and served on the Board of Directors of several high-tech companies. 

Armando J. Escalante is SVP & Chief Technology Officer of Risk Solutions for the LexisNexis Group, a division of Reed Elsevier. In this position, Escalante is responsible for technology development, information systems and operations. Previously, Escalante was Chief Operating Officer for Seisint, a privately owned, Boca based company, which was purchased by LexisNexis in 2004. In this position, he was responsible for Technology, Development and Operations. Prior to 2001, Escalante served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Diveo Broadband Networks where he led world class Data Centers located in the U.S. and Latin America. Before Diveo Broadband Networks, Escalante was VP for one of the fastest growing divisions of Vignette Corporation, an eBusiness software leader. Escalante earned his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering at the USB in Caracas, Venezuela and a master’s degree in computer science from Steven Institute of Technology as well as a master’s in business administration from West Coast University. 

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From the reviews:

“Cloud computing affects all areas where computers and mobile clients are used, including industry, government, and science. This book offers a multitude of examples of this new way of handling data and computer resources--from basic research in the life sciences and physics to enterprise-level applications in industry. … handbook is highly relevant and provides the reader with good information about the fundamentals of all aspects of cloud computing. After reading the book, readers will understand how much is already being done in the cloud.” (Aake Edlund, ACM Computing Reviews, May, 2011)