Chapter 2. Infrastructure as a Service
This chapter describes an important cloud service model called “Infrastructure as a Service” type (IaaS), that enables computing and storage resources to be delivered as a service. The chapter takes popular cloud platforms as case studies, describes their key features and programming APIs with examples. To provide an insight into the trade-offs that the developer can make to effectively use the system, the chapter also contains a high level description of the technology behind the platforms. A more detailed internal systems view of the technology ...

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