Title: Cloud computing architecture

Authors: Won Kim

Addresses: Department of Software Design & Management, Gachon University, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Abstract: The term cloud is now widely accepted as a remote data centre that houses a massive network of computers and serves as a central repository of data and that provides all kinds of web services. However, to most people, technical and non-technical people alike, the cloud is merely a black box. In this paper, we provide an overview of how the computers in the cloud are organised to support the requirements of performance, scalability, reliability and availability, while keeping down the cost of physical hardware.

Keywords: cloud computing; cloud architecture; web services; performance; scalability; reliability; availability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2013.055724

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2013 Vol.9 No.3, pp.287 - 303

Published online: 02 Aug 2013 *

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