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Cloud Computing.

Thomas Erl

Prentice Hall Professional

c/o Pearson Technology Group

801 East 96th Street, #300

Indianapolis, IN 46240-3759

9780133387520, $49.99,

Cloud computing is a colloquial expression used to describe a variety of different computing concepts that involve a large number of computers that are connected through a real-time communication network (typically the Internet). Cloud computing is a jargon term without a commonly accepted non-ambiguous scientific or technical definition. In science, cloud computing is a synonym for distributed computing over a network and means the ability to run a program on many connected computers at the same time. The popularity of the term can be attributed to its use in marketing to sell hosted services in the sense of application service provisioning that run client server software on a remote location. The collaborative work of computer experts Thomas Erl, Ricardo Puttini, and Zaigham Mahmood, "Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture" is a 528 page instruction manual covering every aspect from fundamental concepts, to infrastructure mechanisms, to delivery model considerations. Enhanced with the inclusion of seven appendices and a comprehensive index, ""Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture" is also available in a Kindle edition ($31.19) and should be considered as a core addition to professional and academic library Computer Science reference collections.

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Title Annotation:The Computer Shelf; Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jul 1, 2013
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