Handbook of Cloud Computing
Borko Furht, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida and
Armando Escalante, LexisNexis, Boca Raton, Florida
Springer is launching a new Handbook of Cloud Computing with the main objective to provide a variety of research and survey articles (18-36 pages) contributed by world experts in the field. Springer is committed to create a successful and unique Handbook in this field and therefore it intends to support it with a large marketing and advertising effort. Potential contributors should express their interest by sending an email to Borko Furht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cloud computing has become a significant technology trend, and many experts expect that cloud computing will reshape information technology processes and the IT marketplace. With this technology, users use a variety of devices, including PCs, laptops, smartphones, and PDAs to access programs, storage, and application-development platforms over the Internet, via services offered by cloud computing providers. Advantages of the cloud computing technology include cost savings, high availability, and easy scalability.
This manuscript will include contributions of the world experts in the field of cloud computing from academia, research laboratories, and private industry. The objective of the project is to introduce the basic concepts of cloud computing architectures and systems, as well as recent and future technologies applied in cloud computing. The project will also present the systems, tools, and services of the leading providers of clod computing including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft. Finally, a selection of cloud computing applications will be described as well.
SCHEDULE 1. Contributors solicited and TOC defined June 15 - July 31, 2009 2. Articles/entries delivered March 1 , 2010 3. First draft of Handbook completed March 15 , 2010 4. Handbook delivered to the Publisher April 1, 2010 5. Handbook published July 1, 2010
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