Facing services in computational clouds

Thijs Metsch*, Luis M. Vaquero, Luis Rodero-Merino, Maik Lindner, Philippe Massonet

*Corresponding author for this work

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When describing some parts of a big system they all seem so different. But combining them all together leads to the big picture. The same is true for today's technologies. When looking at all the different facets of Grid and Cloud computing no concrete picture might evolve. But trying to address all kind of issues might lead to a system which is able to manage service on demand. This paper tries to provide the big picture, of what today is called Cloud computing. It focuses on the faces, business models and handling of services in Clouds. And therefor tries to give the big picture of Cloud computing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Speed and Large Scale Scientific Computing
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781607500735
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Publication series

NameAdvances in Parallel Computing
ISSN (Print)0927-5452


  • Cloud computing
  • Grid computing
  • Utility computing


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