Cloud Control Systems

Cloud Control Systems
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud,Yuanqing Xia
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN: 0128187026
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Control Systems Book Excerpt:

Cloud Control Systems: Analysis, Design and Estimation introduces readers to the basic definitions and various new developments in the growing field of cloud control systems (CCS). The book begins with an overview of cloud control systems (CCS) fundamentals, which will help beginners to better understand the depth and scope of the field. It then discusses current techniques and developments in CCS, including event-triggered cloud control, predictive cloud control, fault-tolerant and diagnosis cloud control, cloud estimation methods, and secure control/estimation under cyberattacks. This book benefits all researchers including professors, postgraduate students and engineers who are interested in modern control theory, robust control, multi-agents control. Offers insights into the innovative application of cloud computing principles to control and automation systems Provides an overview of cloud control systems (CCS) fundamentals and introduces current techniques and developments in CCS Investigates distributed denial of service attacks, false data injection attacks, resilient design under cyberattacks, and safety assurance under stealthy cyberattacks

Networked Control Systems

Networked Control Systems
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud,Yuanqing Xia
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2019-02-09
ISBN: 0128163011
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networked Control Systems Book Excerpt:

Networked Control Systems: Cloud Control and Secure Control explores new technological developments in networked control systems (NCS), including new techniques, such as event-triggered, secure and cloud control. It provides the fundamentals and underlying issues of networked control systems under normal operating environments and under cyberphysical attack. The book includes a critical examination of the principles of cloud computing, cloud control systems design, the available techniques of secure control design to NCS’s under cyberphysical attack, along with strategies for resilient and secure control of cyberphysical systems. Smart grid infrastructures are also discussed, providing diagnosis methods to analyze and counteract impacts. Finally, a series of practical case studies are provided to cover a range of NCS’s. This book is an essential resource for professionals and graduate students working in the fields of networked control systems, signal processing and distributed estimation. Provides coverage of cloud-based approaches to control systems and secure control methodologies to protect cyberphysical systems against various types of malicious attacks Provides an overview of control research literature and explores future developments and solutions Includes case studies that offer solutions for issues with modeling, quantization, packet dropout, time delay and communication constraints

Complex Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems

Complex  Intelligent  and Software Intensive Systems
Author: Leonard Barolli,Olivier Terzo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1048
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 3319615661
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems Book Excerpt:

This book gathers the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2017), held on June 28–June 30, 2017 in Torino, Italy. Software Intensive Systems are characterized by their intensive interaction with other systems, sensors, actuators, devices, and users. Further, they are now being used in more and more domains, e.g. the automotive sector, telecommunication systems, embedded systems in general, industrial automation systems and business applications. Moreover, the outcome of web services delivers a new platform for enabling software intensive systems. Complex Systems research is focused on the understanding of a system as a whole rather than its components. Complex Systems are very much shaped by the changing environments in which they operate, and by their multiple internal and external interactions. They evolve and adapt through internal and external dynamic interactions. The development of Intelligent Systems and agents, which invariably involves the use of ontologies and their logical foundations, offers a fruitful impulse for both Software Intensive Systems and Complex Systems. Recent research in the fields of intelligent systems, robotics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and cognitive sciences is essential to the future development of and innovations in software intensive and complex systems. The aim of the volume “Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems” is to provide a platform of scientific interaction between the three interwoven and challenging areas of research and development of future Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-enabled applications: Software Intensive Systems, Complex systems and Intelligent Systems.

Reshaping Accounting and Management Control Systems

Reshaping Accounting and Management Control Systems
Author: Katia Corsi,Nicola Giuseppe Castellano,Rita Lamboglia,Daniela Mancini
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2017-03-21
ISBN: 3319495380
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reshaping Accounting and Management Control Systems Book Excerpt:

This book examines the relationship between digital innovations on the one hand, and accounting and management information systems on the other. In particular it addresses topics including cloud computing, data mining, XBRL, and digital platforms. It presents an analysis of how new technologies can reshape accounting and management information systems, enhancing their information potentialities and their ability to support decision-making processes, as well as several studies that reveal how managerial information needs can affect and reshape the adoption of digital technologies. Focusing on the four major aspects data management, information system architecture, external and internal reporting, the book offers a valuable resource for CIOs, CFOs and more generally for business managers, as well as for researchers and scholars. It is mainly based on a selection of the best papers - original double blind reviewed contributions - presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Secure Control of Networked Control Systems and Its Applications

Secure Control of Networked Control Systems and Its Applications
Author: Dong Yue,Songlin Hu,Zihao Cheng
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN: 981336730X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secure Control of Networked Control Systems and Its Applications Book Excerpt:

This book shows some secure control methods of networked control systems related to linear control system, nonlinear control system, multi-agent system and its applications in power systems. The proposed secure control methods provide some useful results about modeling of network attacks, resilient analysis and synthesis methods, active defense control method.The contents of this book are lists as followings. (1) Modeling of DoS attacks, deception attacks and replay attacks; (2)Secure control methods are proposed by combing delay system method, switched system method and event-based control method. (3) Active control methods are proposed by using model-predictive control and redundant control. (4) The proposed control methods are applied to the security problem of power system.The methods of this book include DoS attacks modeling such as, periodic jamming attack model,model-based average dwell time model, deception attack modeling and relay attack modeling; piece-wise Lyapunov-Krasoviskiifunctional method, stochastic control method; the results including resilient conditions of networked control system and related resilient control design method with linear matrix inequalities(LMIs).From this book, readers can learn about the general network attack modeling methods, resilient analysis and synthesis methods, active control methods from viewpoint of redundancy control, and secure conditions of power systems.Some fundamental knowledge prepared to read this book includes delay system theory, event triggered mechanism, T-S fuzzy system theory and frequency/voltage control of power system.

Introduction to Linear Control Systems

Introduction to Linear Control Systems
Author: Yazdan Bavafa-Toosi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1134
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 012812749X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Linear Control Systems Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Linear Control Systems is designed as a standard introduction to linear control systems for all those who one way or another deal with control systems. It can be used as a comprehensive up-to-date textbook for a one-semester 3-credit undergraduate course on linear control systems as the first course on this topic at university. This includes the faculties of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical and petroleum engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, bio-engineering, economics, mathematics, physics, management and social sciences, etc. The book covers foundations of linear control systems, their raison detre, different types, modelling, representations, computations, stability concepts, tools for time-domain and frequency-domain analysis and synthesis, and fundamental limitations, with an emphasis on frequency-domain methods. Every chapter includes a part on further readings where more advanced topics and pertinent references are introduced for further studies. The presentation is theoretically firm, contemporary, and self-contained. Appendices cover Laplace transform and differential equations, dynamics, MATLAB and SIMULINK, treatise on stability concepts and tools, treatise on Routh-Hurwitz method, random optimization techniques as well as convex and non-convex problems, and sample midterm and endterm exams. The book is divided to the sequel 3 parts plus appendices. PART I: In this part of the book, chapters 1-5, we present foundations of linear control systems. This includes: the introduction to control systems, their raison detre, their different types, modelling of control systems, different methods for their representation and fundamental computations, basic stability concepts and tools for both analysis and design, basic time domain analysis and design details, and the root locus as a stability analysis and synthesis tool. PART II: In this part of the book, Chapters 6-9, we present what is generally referred to as the frequency domain methods. This refers to the experiment of applying a sinusoidal input to the system and studying its output. There are basically three different methods for representation and studying of the data of the aforementioned frequency response experiment: these are the Nyquist plot, the Bode diagram, and the Krohn-Manger-Nichols chart. We study these methods in details. We learn that the output is also a sinusoid with the same frequency but generally with different phase and magnitude. By dividing the output by the input we obtain the so-called sinusoidal or frequency transfer function of the system which is the same as the transfer function when the Laplace variable s is substituted with . Finally we use the Bode diagram for the design process. PART III: In this part, Chapter 10, we introduce some miscellaneous advanced topics under the theme fundamental limitations which should be included in this undergraduate course at least in an introductory level. We make bridges between some seemingly disparate aspects of a control system and theoretically complement the previously studied subjects. Appendices: The book contains seven appendices. Appendix A is on the Laplace transform and differential equations. Appendix B is an introduction to dynamics. Appendix C is an introduction to MATLAB, including SIMULINK. Appendix D is a survey on stability concepts and tools. A glossary and road map of the available stability concepts and tests is provided which is missing even in the research literature. Appendix E is a survey on the Routh-Hurwitz method, also missing in the literature. Appendix F is an introduction to random optimization techniques and convex and non-convex problems. Finally, appendix G presents sample midterm and endterm exams, which are class-tested several times.

Tracking Control of Networked Systems via Sliding Mode

Tracking Control of Networked Systems via Sliding Mode
Author: Meng Li
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811665141
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tracking Control of Networked Systems via Sliding Mode Book Excerpt:

Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology

Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology
Author: Xin-She Yang,Simon Sherratt,Nilanjan Dey,Amit Joshi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 996
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 981131165X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology Book Excerpt:

The book includes selected high-quality research papers presented at the Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology held at Brunel University, London on February 27–28, 2018. It discusses emerging topics pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT) for managerial applications, e-governance, e-agriculture, e-education and computing technologies, the Internet of Things (IOT), and e-mining. Written by experts and researchers working on ICT, the book is suitable for new researchers involved in advanced studies.

Multiagent Systems

Multiagent Systems
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN: 1000078108
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiagent Systems Book Excerpt:

Multiagent systems (MAS) are one of the most exciting and the fastest growing domains in the intelligent resource management and agent-oriented technology, which deals with modeling of autonomous decisions making entities. Recent developments have produced very encouraging results in the novel approach of handling multiplayer interactive systems. In particular, the multiagent system approach is adapted to model, control, manage or test the operations and management of several system applications including multi-vehicles, microgrids, multi-robots, where agents represent individual entities in the network. Each participant is modeled as an autonomous participant with independent strategies and responses to outcomes. They are able to operate autonomously and interact pro-actively with their environment. In recent works, the problem of information consensus is addressed, where a team of vehicles communicate with each other to agree on key pieces of information that enable them to work together in a coordinated fashion. The problem is challenging because communication channels have limited range and there are possibilities of fading and dropout. The book comprises chapters on synchronization and consensus in multiagent systems. It shows that the joint presentation of synchronization and consensus enables readers to learn about similarities and differences of both concepts. It reviews the cooperative control of multi-agent dynamical systems interconnected by a communication network topology. Using the terminology of cooperative control, each system is endowed with its own state variable and dynamics. A fundamental problem in multi-agent dynamical systems on networks is the design of distributed protocols that guarantee consensus or synchronization in the sense that the states of all the systems reach the same value. It is evident from the results that research in multiagent systems offer opportunities for further developments in theoretical, simulation and implementations. This book attempts to fill this gap and aims at presenting a comprehensive volume that documents theoretical aspects and practical applications.

2021 6th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering ICITE 2021

2021 6th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering  ICITE 2021
Author: Zhenyuan Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1215
Release: 2022-05-31
ISBN: 9811922594
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2021 6th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering ICITE 2021 Book Excerpt:

This book features high-quality, peer-reviewed papers from the 2021 6th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering (ICITE 2021), held in Beijing, China, on October 29–31, 2021. Presenting the latest developments and technical solutions in Intelligent Transportation engineering, it covers a variety of topics, such as intelligent transportation, traffic control, road networking, intelligent automobile and vehicle operation & management. The book will be a valuable reference for graduate and postgraduate audiences, researchers and engineers, working in Intelligent Transportation Engineering.

Information Technology Applications in Industry II

Information Technology Applications in Industry II
Author: Prasad Yarlagadda,Su Fen Yang,Keon Myung Lee
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 3488
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN: 3038262455
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Technology Applications in Industry II Book Excerpt:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation (ICITMI 2013), July 23-24, 2013, Zhuhai, China. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 642 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Information Processing and Information Security; Chapter 2: Information Storage and Database System; Chapter 3: Software Engineering; Chapter 4: Computer Networks; Chapter 5: Modern Technologies in Communication and Navigation; Chapter 6: Multimedia Technology; Chapter 7: Data and Signal Processing; Chapter 8: Processing Image and Video; Chapter 9: Applied and Computational Mathematics; Chapter 10: Sensors, Detection Technology and Instrument; Chapter 11: Circuit Theory and Microelectronic Devices and Technologies; Chapter 12: Automation, Control and Mechatronics; Chapter 13: Artificial Intelligence and Optimization Algorithm; Chapter 14: E-commerce, E-government and Management; Chapter 15: Enterprise Resource Planning, Management System and Engineering Management; Chapter 16: Innovative Decisions in Transportation, Supply Chain and Logistic; Chapter 17: Information and Innovation Technologies in Engineering Education; Chapter 18: Applied Research in Materials, Mechanical Engineering and Technologies of Manufacture and Processing; Chapter 19: Applied Biotechnologies.

Vehicle Mechatronics and Information Technologies

Vehicle  Mechatronics and Information Technologies
Author: X.D. Yu
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 5174
Release: 2013-08-30
ISBN: 3038262013
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vehicle Mechatronics and Information Technologies Book Excerpt:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Vehicle & Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology (VMEIT 2013), August 17-18, 2013, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. The 1094 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Design and Researches in Area of Vehicle and General Mechanical Engineering; Chapter 2: Mechatronics, Automation and Control; Chapter 3: Measurement and Instrumentation, Monitoring and Detection Technologies, Fault Diagnosis; Chapter 4: Computation Methods and Algorithms for Modeling, Simulation and Optimization, Data Mining and Data Processing; Chapter 5: Information Technologies, WEB and Networks Engineering, Information Security, Software Application and Development; Chapter 6: Power and Electric Systems, Electronics and Microelectronics, Embedded and Integrated Systems; Chapter 7: Communication, Signal and Image Processing, Data Acquisition, Identification and Recognition Technologies; Chapter 8: Information Technologies in Urban and Civil Engineering, Medicine and Biotechnology; Chapter 9: Material Science and Manufacturing Technology; Chapter 10: Information Technology in Management Engineering, Logistics, Economics, Finance, Assessment; Chapter 11: Related Themes.

Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
Author: Ved Antani
Publsiher: Packt Pub Limited
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-11
ISBN: 9781782177708
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Book Excerpt:

This book is a step-by-step tutorial filled with practical examples which will show readers how to configure and manage IaaS and DBaaS with Oracle Enterprise Manager.If you are a cloud administrator or a user of self-service provisioning systems offered by Enterprise Manager, this book is ideal for you. It will also help administrators who want to understand the chargeback mechanism offered by Enterprise Manager.An understanding of the basic building blocks of cloud computing such as networking, virtualization, storage, and so on, is needed by those of you interested in this book

Instruments Control Systems

Instruments   Control Systems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Automatic control
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive
Author: Michael New,Edward Whalen,Matthew Burke
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-06-05
ISBN: 0071790586
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive Book Excerpt:

Master Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Achieve peak database efficiency and derive unprecedented value from your corporate assets by implementing an end-to-end cloud computing solution. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deep Dive thoroughly explains best practices for deployment, administration, and monitoring. Learn how to prepare and install Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c, use agents, apply system-wide patches, perform real-time diagnostics, and discover, monitor, and administer hosts, databases, and middleware. Security and select plug-ins are also fully covered in this Oracle Press guide. Install and configure Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Deploy management agents in one of six available ways Handle security with Cloud Control administrators, roles, and credentials Track performance with SQL monitoring and Active Session History (ASH) analytics Dynamically provision middleware and enterprise applications Work with Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Force policy compliance and employ global change detection Manage and monitor hosts, virtual machines, and server pools

Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud

Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud
Author: Ivan Mistrik,Rami Bahsoon,Nour Ali,Maritta Heisel,Bruce Maxim
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN: 0128093382
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud Book Excerpt:

Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud is designed to be a single resource that brings together research on how software architectures can solve the challenges imposed by building big data software systems. The challenges of big data on the software architecture can relate to scale, security, integrity, performance, concurrency, parallelism, and dependability, amongst others. Big data handling requires rethinking architectural solutions to meet functional and non-functional requirements related to volume, variety and velocity. The book's editors have varied and complementary backgrounds in requirements and architecture, specifically in software architectures for cloud and big data, as well as expertise in software engineering for cloud and big data. This book brings together work across different disciplines in software engineering, including work expanded from conference tracks and workshops led by the editors. Discusses systematic and disciplined approaches to building software architectures for cloud and big data with state-of-the-art methods and techniques Presents case studies involving enterprise, business, and government service deployment of big data applications Shares guidance on theory, frameworks, methodologies, and architecture for cloud and big data

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing
Author: Zaigham Mahmood
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN: 3319105302
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Computing Book Excerpt:

This book reviews the challenging issues that present barriers to greater implementation of the cloud computing paradigm, together with the latest research into developing potential solutions. Topics and features: presents a focus on the most important issues and limitations of cloud computing, covering cloud security and architecture, QoS and SLAs; discusses a methodology for cloud security management, and proposes a framework for secure data storage and identity management in the cloud; introduces a simulation tool for energy-aware cloud environments, and an efficient congestion control system for data center networks; examines the issues of energy-aware VM consolidation in the IaaS provision, and software-defined networking for cloud related applications; reviews current trends and suggests future developments in virtualization, cloud security, QoS data warehouses, cloud federation approaches, and DBaaS provision; predicts how the next generation of utility computing infrastructures will be designed.

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips Techniques

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips   Techniques
Author: Richard Niemiec
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2017-03-22
ISBN: 1259589692
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips Techniques Book Excerpt:

Proven Database Optimization Solutions―Fully Updated for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Systematically identify and eliminate database performance problems with help from Oracle Certified Master Richard Niemiec. Filled with real-world case studies and best practices, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques details the latest monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimization methods. Find out how to identify and fix bottlenecks on premises and in the cloud, configure storage devices, execute effective queries, and develop bug-free SQL and PL/SQL code. Testing, reporting, and security enhancements are also covered in this Oracle Press guide. • Properly index and partition Oracle Database 12c Release 2 • Work effectively with Oracle Cloud, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle Enterprise Manager • Efficiently manage disk drives, ASM, RAID arrays, and memory • Tune queries with Oracle SQL hints and the Trace utility • Troubleshoot databases using V$ views and X$ tables • Create your first cloud database service and prepare for hybrid cloud • Generate reports using Oracle’s Statspack and Automatic Workload Repository tools • Use sar, vmstat, and iostat to monitor operating system statistics

Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Future Internet Environment

Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Future Internet Environment
Author: Stojanovi?, Mirjana D.,Boštjan?i? Rakas, Slavica V.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN: 179982912X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Future Internet Environment Book Excerpt:

In today’s modernized market, many fields are utilizing internet technologies in their everyday methods of operation. The industrial sector is no different as these technological solutions have provided several benefits including reduction of costs, scalability, and efficiency improvements. Despite this, cyber security remains a crucial risk factor in industrial control systems. The same public and corporate solutions do not apply to this specific district because these security issues are more complex and intensive. Research is needed that explores new risk assessment methods and security mechanisms that professionals can apply to their modern technological procedures. Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Future Internet Environment is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on current security risks in critical infrastructure schemes with the implementation of information and communication technologies. While highlighting topics such as intrusion detection systems, forensic challenges, and smart grids, this publication explores specific security solutions within industrial sectors that have begun applying internet technologies to their current methods of operation. This book is ideally designed for researchers, system engineers, managers, networkers, IT professionals, analysts, academicians, and students seeking a better understanding of the key issues within securing industrial control systems that utilize internet technologies.

Network and System Security

Network and System Security
Author: Cem Gurkok
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-08-26
ISBN: 0128074019
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network and System Security Book Excerpt:

Cloud computing is a method of delivering computing resources. Cloud computing services ranging from data storage and processing to software, such as customer relationship management systems, are now available instantly and on demand. In times of financial and economic hardship, this new low cost of ownership model for computing has gotten lots of attention and is seeing increasing global investment. Generally speaking, cloud computing provides implementation agility, lower capital expenditure, location independence, resource pooling, broad network access, reliability, scalability, elasticity, and ease of maintenance. While in most cases cloud computing can improve security due to ease of management, the provider’s lack of knowledge and experience can jeopardize customer environments. This chapter aims to discuss various cloud computing environments and methods to make them more secure for hosting companies and their customers.