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Grid and Cloud Computing

Grid and Cloud Computing

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Edited by Katarina Stanoevska, Edited by Thomas Wozniak, Edited by Santi Ristol

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Format: Hardback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 238mm x 24mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3642051928
  • ISBN 13: 9783642051920
  • Edition statement: 2010 ed.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,231,353

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In today's dynamic business environment, IT departments are under permanent pressure to meet two divergent requirements: to reduce costs and to support business agility with higher flexibility and responsiveness of the IT infrastructure. Grid and Cloud Computing enable a new approach towards IT. They enable increased scalability and more efficient use of IT based on virtualization of heterogeneous and distributed IT resources. This book provides a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Grids and Clouds and of how companies can benefit from them. A wide array of topics is covered, e.g. business models and legal aspects. The applicability of Grids and Clouds in companies is illustrated with four cases of real business experiments. The experiments illustrate the technical solutions and the organizational and IT governance challenges that arise with the introduction of Grids and Clouds. Practical guidelines on how to successfully introduce Grids and Clouds in companies are provided.

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In today s dynamic business environment, IT departments are under permanent pressure to meet two divergent requirements: to reduce costs and to support business agility with higher flexibility and responsiveness of the IT infrastructure. Grid and Cloud Computing enable a new approach towards IT. They enable increased scalability and more efficient use of IT based on virtualization of heterogeneous and distributed IT resources. This book provides a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Grids and Clouds and of how companies can benefit from them. A wide array of topics is covered, e.g. business models and legal aspects. The applicability of Grids and Clouds in companies is illustrated with four cases of real business experiments. The experiments illustrate the technical solutions and the organizational and IT governance challenges that arise with the introduction of Grids and Clouds. Practical guidelines on how to successfully introduce Grids and Clouds in companies are provided."

Table of contents

PART I: Introduction 1 Introduction: Business and Technological Drivers of Grid Computing Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Thomas Wozniak 2 The BEinGRID Project Theo Dimitrakos Part II: Grid and Cloud Basics - Definition, Classification, Business Models 3 Grid Basics Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Thomas Wozniak 4 Cloud Basics - An Introduction to Cloud Computing Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Thomas Wozniak 5 Grid Business Models George Thanos, Eleni Agiatzidou, Costas Courcoubetis, George D. Stamoulis 6 Grid Value Chains - What is a Grid Solution? Juan Carlos Cuesta, Karita Luokkanen-Rabetino, Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva 7 Legal Issues in Grid and Cloud Computing Davide M. Parrilli PART III: Grid Business Experiments 8 Common Capabilities for Service Oriented Infrastructures - Grid and Cloud Computing Theo Dimitrakos 9 Remote Computational Tools for Radiotherapy Cancer Treatment Planning Andres Gomez on behalf of the members of the Business Experiment 10 Business Experiment Ship Building Ottmar Kraemer-Fuhrmann, Yona Raekow 11 AgroGrid - Grid Technologies in Agro Food Business Ulrich Heindl, Ansger Jacob, Marcus Mueller, Peter Racz, Burkhard Stiller, Eugen Volk, Martin Waldburger 12 Virtual Hosting Environments for Online Gaming David Bossard, Francesco D'Andria, Theo Dimitrakos, Angelo Gaeta 13 Organizational and Governance Challenges for Grid Computing in Companies - Summary of Findings from Business Experiments Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Thomas Wozniak Part IV: 14 Practical Guidelines for Evolving IT Infrastructure towards Grids and Clouds Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Thomas Wozniak, Volker Hoyer References List ofAbbreviations List of Authors