Handbook of Cloud Computing



Borko Furht, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida and

Armando Escalante, LexisNexis, Boca Raton, Florida


Potential contributors:

Send an email to borko@cse.fau.edu


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 borko@cse.fau.edu.


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.


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


Links to important documents



Chapter 1. Cloud Computing Fundamentals

Chapter 2. Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications

Chapter 3. Key Enabling Technologies for Virtual Private Clouds

Chpater 4. The Role of Networks in Cloud Computing

Chapter 5. Data-Intensive Technologies for Cloud Computing

Chapter 6. Storage and Fault Tolerant Strategies Used in Cloud Computing

Chapter 7. Scheduling Service Oriented Workflows Inside Clouds using an Adapative Agent Based Approach

Chapter 8. The Role of Grid Computing Technologies in Cloud Computing

Chapter 9. CloudWeaver: Adaptive and Data-driven Workload Manager for Generic Clouds

10. Enterprise Knowledge Clouds: Architecture and Technologies

11. Integration of High-Performance Computing into Cloud Computing Services

12. Vertical Load Distribution for Cloud Computing via Multiple Implementation Options

13. SwinDeW-C: A Peer-to-Peer Based Cloud Workflow System

14. Cloud Types and Services

15. Services Scalability over the Cloud

16. Scientific Services on the Cloud

17. A Novel Market-oriented Dynamic Collaborative Cloud Service

18. Enterprise Knowledge Clouds: Applications and Solutions

19. Open Science in the Cloud: Towards a Universal Platform for Scientific and Statistical Computing

20. Multidimensional Environmental Data Resource Brokeraging on Computational Grids and Scientific Clouds

21. High Performance Computing on Competitive Cloud Resources

22. Scientific Data Management in the Cloud

23. Feasibility Study and Experience on Using Cloud Infrastructure and Platform for Scientific Computing

24. Cloud Computing Based Patient Centric Medical Information System

25. Cloud@Home: a New Enhanced Computing Paradigm

26. Using Hybrid Grid/Cloud Computing Technologies for Environmental Data Elastic Storage, Processing, and Provisioning