© 2010

Cloud Computing

Principles, Systems and Applications

  • Nick Antonopoulos
  • Lee Gillam

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cloud Base

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hai Jin, Shadi Ibrahim, Tim Bell, Li Qi, Haijun Cao, Song Wu et al.
      Pages 3-20
    3. Bhaskar Prasad Rimal, Eunmi Choi, Ian Lumb
      Pages 21-46
    4. Daniel de Oliveira, Fernanda Araujo Baião, Marta Mattoso
      Pages 47-62
    5. Anand Govindarajan, Lakshmanan
      Pages 77-89
  3. Cloud Seeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Vincenzo D. Cunsolo, Salvatore Distefano, Antonio Puliafito, Marco Scarpa
      Pages 93-111
    3. Fabrizio Marozzo, Domenico Talia, Paolo Trunfio
      Pages 113-125
    4. Francesco Pamieri, Silvio Pardi
      Pages 127-144
    5. Ling Shang, Serge Petiton, Nahid Emad, Xiaolin Yang
      Pages 145-162
    6. Brian Amedro, Françoise Baude, Denis Caromel, Christian Delbé, Imen Filali, Fabrice Huet et al.
      Pages 163-178
    7. Simon Ostermann, Radu Prodan, Thomas Fahringer
      Pages 179-194
    8. Rajiv Ranjan, Liang Zhao, Xiaomin Wu, Anna Liu, Andres Quiroz, Manish Parashar
      Pages 195-217
    9. Blair Bethwaite, David Abramson, Fabian Bohnert, Slavisa Garic, Colin Enticott, Tom Peachey
      Pages 219-237
  4. Cloud Breaks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Shawn R. Chaput, Katarina Ringwood
      Pages 241-255
    3. Fabrizio Gagliardi, Silvana Muscella
      Pages 257-270
    4. Cyril Onwubiko
      Pages 271-288

About this book


Cloud computing continues to emerge as a subject of substantial industrial and academic interest. Although the meaning and scope of "cloud computing" continues to be debated, the current notion of clouds blurs the distinctions between grid services, web services, and data centers, among other areas. Clouds also bring considerations of lowering the cost for relatively bursty applications to the fore.

Cloud Computing: Principles, Systems and Applications is an essential reference/guide that provides thorough and timely examination of the services, interfaces and types of applications that can be executed on cloud-based systems. The book identifies and highlights state-of-the-art techniques and methods for designing cloud systems, offers balanced coverage of related technologies that collectively contribute towards the realization of cloud computing, and presents mechanisms and schemes for linking clouds to economic activities. With an emphasis on the conceptual and systemic links between cloud computing and other distributed computing approaches, this text also addresses the practical importance of efficiency, scalability, robustness and security as the four cornerstones of quality of service.

Topics and features:

  • Explores the relationship of cloud computing to other distributed computing paradigms, namely peer-to-peer, grids, high performance computing and web services
  • Presents the principles, techniques, protocols and algorithms that can be adapted from other distributed computing paradigms to the development of successful clouds
  • Includes a Foreword by Professor Mark Baker of the University of Reading, UK
  • Examines cloud-practices and applications, and highlights early deployment experiences
  • Elaborates the economic schemes needed for clouds to become viable business models

This book will serve as a comprehensive reference for researchers and students engaged in cloud computing. Professional system architects, technical managers, and IT consultants will also find this unique text a practical guide to the application and delivery of commercial cloud services.

Dr. Nick Antonopoulos is Professor and Head of the School of Computing at the University of Derby, UK. Dr. Lee Gillam is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing at the University of Surrey, UK.


Grid Computing High Performance Systems Interface Peer-to-peer Systems Private Cloud Private Clouds Software as a Service Standards architectures cloud computing computer distributed computing storage web services

Editors and affiliations

  • Nick Antonopoulos
    • 1
  • Lee Gillam
    • 2
  1. 1., School of ComputingUniversity DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. ComputingUniversity of SurreyGuildford, SurreyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cloud Computing
  • Book Subtitle Principles, Systems and Applications
  • Editors Nikos Antonopoulos
    Lee Gillam
  • Series Title Computer Communications and Networks
  • Series Abbreviated Title Computer Communications,Networks
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84996-240-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2580-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84996-241-4
  • Series ISSN 1617-7975
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 382
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics System Performance and Evaluation
    Performance and Reliability
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Industry Sectors
IT & Software


From the reviews:

“Readers who are interested in the basics of cloud computing will like this collection … . Basically, it provides a general audience with the fundamentals of a new computing and networking paradigm. … this book is valuable because it tackles all of the relevant elements of the concept.” (Piotr Cholda, ACM Computing Reviews, March, 2011)