Chapter 10

Cloud Applications

Cloud computing has gained huge popularity in industry due to its ability to host applications for which the services can be delivered to consumers rapidly at minimal cost. This chapter discusses some application case studies, detailing their architecture and how they leveraged various cloud technologies. Applications from a range of domains, from scientific to engineering, gaming, and social networking, are considered.

10.1 Scientific applications

Scientific applications are a sector that is increasingly using cloud computing systems and technologies. The immediate benefit seen by researchers and academics is the potentially infinite availability of computing resources and storage at sustainable prices compared to ...

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