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.
International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2013 Vol.9 No.3, pp.287 - 303
Published online: 02 Aug 2013 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article