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Optimized Cloud Resource Management and Scheduling by Yong Dr. Zhao, Wenhong Dr. Tian

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An Introduction to Cloud Computing

This chapter introduces the background, driving forces, trends, classification, the main features, and challenging issues of Cloud computing.

Keywords

Cloud computing; data centers; driving forces of Cloud computing; trends of Cloud computing; classification of Cloud computing; main characteristics of Cloud computing; main challenges of Cloud computing

Main Contents of this Chapter

• Background of Cloud computing

• Driving forces of Cloud computing

• Status and trends of Cloud computing

• Classification of Cloud computing applications

• Main features and challenges of Cloud computing

1.1 The background of Cloud computing

The world is entering the Cloud computing era. Cloud computing is a new business model and service ...

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