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Cloud As a Computer

Cloud As a Computer
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Author(s): Vishnu S. Pendyala (Santa Clara University, USA) and JoAnne Holliday (Santa Clara University, USA)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 9
Source title: Advanced Design Approaches to Emerging Software Systems: Principles, Methodologies and Tools
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Xiaodong Liu (Edinburgh Napier University, UK) and Yang Li (British Telecom, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-735-7.ch011


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The evolution of the cloud as a computer is a very significant milestone in this golden era of computing that changed both the technology and the business model of computing. The cloud has the potential to give access to all possible resources on the Internet using minimal hardware in hand, such as a mobile device with Internet access. This chapter explores the various aspects of cloud computing and makes predictions as to the future directions for research in this area. Some of the issues facing the paradigm shift that cloud computing represents are discussed, and possible solutions presented.

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