States Academic Press
Computer Science & Information Technology - Information Technology and Management
The delivery of various computing services such as servers, databases, storage and analytics in the absence of any direct active management by the user is known as cloud computing. These are usually provided by large centers which are situated over multiple locations. Some of the important characteristics of cloud computing are agility, device and location independence, performance, productivity, and security. Deployment models refer to the environmental parameters affecting the location and ownership of the infrastructure. A few of the various deployment models are private cloud, public cloud, community cloud and distributed cloud. Cloud computing finds extensive application in the fields of data analysis, audio-video streaming, embedded intelligence, application testing, etc. This book is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts in the field of cloud computing. While understanding the long-term perspectives of the topics, it makes an effort in highlighting their impact as a modern tool for the growth of the discipline. This book is a complete source of knowledge on the present status of this important field.