Authors: P. Sasikala
Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Computer Applications, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Press Complex, Bhopal, 462011, India
Abstract: Cloud computing has generated a lot of interest and competition in the IT industry. It has become a scalable services delivery platform in the field of services computing. The technical foundations of it include service-oriented architecture and virtualisations of hardware and software. The goal is to share resources among the cloud service consumers, cloud partners, and cloud vendors in the cloud value chain. The technology faces several significant challenges and the current research focuses on the technical issues that arise when building and providing clouds and the implications on enterprises and users. Structured along the technical aspects on the cloud programmes, we discuss associated technologies; advances in the introduction of protocols, interfaces, and standards; techniques for modelling and building clouds; and feasibility, testing and the future arising through cloud computing. Cloud computing is a huge leap orienting towards green computing, an environmentally sustainable forever computing with an enormous bright future.
Keywords: cloud computing; definition; characteristics; services; models; standardisation; green computing; protocols; interfaces; standards; cloud modelling; cloud building; feasibility; testing; environmental sustainability.
International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2013 Vol.2 No.1, pp.1 - 19
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