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Continued Rise of the Cloud

Advances and Trends in Cloud Computing

  • Zaigham Mahmood

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Access Control Mechanisms and Cloud Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Flavio Lombardi, Roberto Di Pietro
      Pages 3-22
    3. Abhishek Majumder, Suyel Namasudra, Samir Nath
      Pages 23-53
    4. Muhammad Awais Shibli, Rahat Masood, Umme Habiba, Ayesha Kanwal, Yumna Ghazi, Rafia Mumtaz
      Pages 55-99
  3. Standards, Brokerage Services and Certification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Saswati Mukherjee, Shyamala Loganathan
      Pages 119-144
  4. Frameworks for ERP, Big Data and Interoperability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. T. Chandrakumar, S. Parthasarathy
      Pages 161-175
    3. Luis Eduardo Bautista Villalpando, Alain April, Alain Abran
      Pages 177-194
  5. Management, Governance and Capability Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Amro Najjar, Xavier Serpaggi, Christophe Gravier, Olivier Boissier
      Pages 235-263
    3. Teodor-Florin Fortis, Victor Ion Munteanu
      Pages 265-287
    4. Noel Carroll, Markus Helfert, Theo Lynn
      Pages 289-336
  6. Applications in Education and Other Scenarios

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Aleksandar Milić, Konstantin Simić, Miloš Milutinović
      Pages 363-381

About this book


Cloud computing is no-longer a novel paradigm, but instead an increasingly robust and established technology, yet new developments continue to emerge in this area.

Continued Rise of the Cloud: Advances and Trends in Cloud Computing captures the state of the art in cloud technologies, infrastructures, and service delivery and deployment models. The book provides guidance and case studies on the development of cloud-based services and infrastructures from an international selection of expert researchers and practitioners. A careful analysis is provided of relevant theoretical frameworks, practical approaches, and current methodologies.

Topics and features:

  • Presents a focus on security and access control mechanisms for cloud environments, analyses standards and brokerage services, and investigates the role of certification for cloud adoption
  • Evaluates cloud ERP, suggests a framework for implementing “big data” science, and proposes an approach for cloud interoperability based on compliance and conformance
  • Reviews existing elasticity management solutions, discusses the relationship between cloud management and governance, and describes the development of a cloud service capability assessment model
  • Examines cloud applications in higher education, including the use of knowledge-as-a-service in the provision of education, and cloud-based e-learning for students with disabilities

This authoritative text/reference is essential reading for students, lecturers and researchers seeking insight into the cutting edge of cloud computing. Software developers, enterprise architects and IT infrastructure managers will also find this work to be both useful and enlightening.


Big Data Cloud Bridging Cloud Brokerage Services Cloud Interoperability Cloud Patterns Cloud Security Mechanisms Identity and Access Management (IAM) Inter-Cloud Integration Internet of Clouds Open Clouds Open Standards ‘Cloud as a Service’

Editors and affiliations

  • Zaigham Mahmood
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DerbyUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Prof. Zaigham Mahmood is an Associate Lecturer (Research) at the University of Derby, UK; Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education, UK; Professor Extraordinaire at North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa; and Foreign Professor at NUST Islamabad, Pakistan. His other publications include the successful Springer books Cloud Computing: Methods and Practical Approaches, Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures, and Software Engineering Frameworks for the Cloud Computing Paradigm.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Continued Rise of the Cloud
  • Book Subtitle Advances and Trends in Cloud Computing
  • Editors Zaigham Mahmood
  • Series Title Computer Communications and Networks
  • Series Abbreviated Title Computer Communications, Networks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6451-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7252-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-6452-4
  • Series ISSN 1617-7975
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-8433
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 410
  • Number of Illustrations 98 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
    Systems and Data Security
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From the book reviews:

“This book, edited by Mahmood (Univ. of Derby, UK), is a collection of papers on various cloud computing topics. … It provides a good overview, giving readers a broad exposure to the various aspects of current cloud computing technologies and challenges. … it should be a good academic library asset. Practitioners, managers, researchers, and students of cloud computing will benefit most from this volume. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (F. H. Wild III, Choice, Vol. 52 (7), March, 2015)