CHAPTER 6

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE

6.1 Cloud Computing Logical Architecture

6.2 Developing Holistic Cloud Computing Reference Model

6.3 Cloud System Architecture

6.4 Cloud Deployment Model

6.1 CLOUD COMPUTING LOGICAL ARCHITECTURE

6.1.1 Cloud Computing Architecture

Cloud computing is an Internet-based technique using shared resources available remotely. In this computing technique, the internal functions are kept away from the end users. This technique is new to the IT field and is a product where applications are accessed via the Internet.

So far no exact definition for cloud computing is available, however, it can be defined as: ‘cloud computing is a type of computing environment, where IT businesses outsource their computing needs, which include ...

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