Nature-Inspired Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522507892

Category: Computers

Page: 1780

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As technology continues to become more sophisticated, mimicking natural processes and phenomena also becomes more of a reality. Continued research in the field of natural computing enables an understanding of the world around us, in addition to opportunities for man-made computing to mirror the natural processes and systems that have existed for centuries. Nature-Inspired Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications takes an interdisciplinary approach to the topic of natural computing, including emerging technologies being developed for the purpose of simulating natural phenomena, applications across industries, and the future outlook of biologically and nature-inspired technologies. Emphasizing critical research in a comprehensive multi-volume set, this publication is designed for use by IT professionals, researchers, and graduate students studying intelligent computing.

Digital Business

in The Digital Age

Author: Jens Christensen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 877145490X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

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This book provides a holistic picture of the digital age as it emerges in the 2010s. On the background of business analysis concepts from firm to megatrends and all business sectors of the World, the digital age of information systems and digital drivers are thoroughly laid out.

Digital Economics

The Digital Transformation of Global Business

Author: Jens Christensen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8771887237

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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In the 2010s, new technological and business trends threaten, or promise, to disrupt multiple industries to such a degree that we might be moving into a new and fourth industrial revolution. The background and content of these new developments are laid out in the book from a holistic perspective. Based on an outline of the nature and developments of the market economy, business, global business industries and IT, the new technological and business trends are thoroughly dealt with, including issues such as internet, mobile, cloud, big data, internet of things, 3D-printing, the sharing economy, social media, gamification, and the way they transform industries and businesses

Essentials of Cloud Computing

Author: K. Chandrasekaran

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482205432

Category: Computers

Page: 407

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Cloud computing—accessing computing resources over the Internet—is rapidly changing the landscape of information technology. Its primary benefits compared to on-premise computing models are reduced costs and increased agility and scalability. Hence, cloud computing is receiving considerable interest among several stakeholders—businesses, the IT industry, application developers, researchers, and students. To successfully embrace this new computing model, these stakeholders need to acquire new cloud computing skills and knowledge. This book is designed to provide readers with a clear and thorough understanding of the key aspects of cloud computing. Presented in an easy-to-understand style, Essentials of Cloud Computing begins with an introduction to basic cloud computing concepts. It then covers cloud computing architecture, deployment models, programming models, and cloud service types, such as Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It also discusses the cloud’s networking aspects, major service providers, open source support, and security issues. The book concludes with a discussion of several advanced topics, such as mobile clouds, media clouds, and green clouds. This book is intended for beginners as well as experienced practitioners who want to learn more about cloud computing. It includes many case studies, programming examples, and industry-based applications. Each chapter concludes with review questions that help readers check their understanding of the presented topics. Essentials of Cloud Computing will help readers understand the issues and challenges of cloud computing and will give them the tools needed to develop and deploy applications in clouds.

SAP on the Cloud

Author: Michael Missbach,Thorsten Staerk,Cameron Gardiner,Joshua McCloud,Robert Madl,Mark Tempes,George Anderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662474182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to implementing SAP and HANA on private, public and hybrid clouds. Cloud computing has transformed the way organizations run their IT infrastructures: the shift from legacy monolithic mainframes and UNIX platforms to cloud based infrastructures offering ubiquitous access to critical information, elastic provisioning and drastic cost savings has made cloud an essential part of every organization’s business strategy. Cloud based services have evolved from simple file sharing, email and messaging utilities in the past, to the current situation, where their improved technical capabilities and SLAs make running mission-critical applications such as SAP possible. However, IT professionals must take due care when deploying SAP in a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. As a foundation for core business operations, SAP cloud deployments must satisfy stringent requirements concerning their performance, scale and security, while delivering measurable improvements in IT efficiency and cost savings. The 2nd edition of “SAP on the Cloud” continues the work of its successful predecessor released in 2013, providing updated guidance for deploying SAP in public, private and hybrid clouds. To do so, it discusses the technical requirements and considerations necessary for IT professionals to successfully implement SAP software in a cloud environment, including best-practice architectures for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS deployments. The section on SAP’s in-memory database HANA has been significantly extended to cover Suite on HANA (SoH) and the different incarnations of HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC) and Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI). As cyber threats are a significant concern, it also explores appropriate security models for defending SAP cloud deployments against modern and sophisticated attacks. The reader will gain the insights needed to understand the respective benefits and drawbacks of various deployment models and how SAP on the cloud can be used to deliver IT efficiency and cost-savings in a secure and agile manner.

Cloud Computing

Methodology, Systems, and Applications

Author: Lizhe Wang,Rajiv Ranjan,Jinjun Chen,Boualem Benatallah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439856419

Category: Computers

Page: 844

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Cloud computing has created a shift from the use of physical hardware and locally managed software-enabled platforms to that of virtualized cloud-hosted services. Cloud assembles large networks of virtual services, including hardware (CPU, storage, and network) and software resources (databases, message queuing systems, monitoring systems, and load-balancers). As Cloud continues to revolutionize applications in academia, industry, government, and many other fields, the transition to this efficient and flexible platform presents serious challenges at both theoretical and practical levels—ones that will often require new approaches and practices in all areas. Comprehensive and timely, Cloud Computing: Methodology, Systems, and Applications summarizes progress in state-of-the-art research and offers step-by-step instruction on how to implement it. Summarizes Cloud Developments, Identifies Research Challenges, and Outlines Future Directions Ideal for a broad audience that includes researchers, engineers, IT professionals, and graduate students, this book is designed in three sections: Fundamentals of Cloud Computing: Concept, Methodology, and Overview Cloud Computing Functionalities and Provisioning Case Studies, Applications, and Future Directions It addresses the obvious technical aspects of using Cloud but goes beyond, exploring the cultural/social and regulatory/legal challenges that are quickly coming to the forefront of discussion. Properly applied as part of an overall IT strategy, Cloud can help small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) and governments in optimizing expenditure on application-hosting infrastructure. This material outlines a strategy for using Cloud to exploit opportunities in areas including, but not limited to, government, research, business, high-performance computing, web hosting, social networking, and multimedia. With contributions from a host of internationally recognized researchers, this reference delves into everything from necessary changes in users’ initial mindset to actual physical requirements for the successful integration of Cloud into existing in-house infrastructure. Using case studies throughout to reinforce concepts, this book also addresses recent advances and future directions in methodologies, taxonomies, IaaS/SaaS, data management and processing, programming models, and applications.

Cloud Computing Bible

Author: Barrie Sosinsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118023994

Category: Computers

Page: 532

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The complete reference guide to the hot technology of cloud computing Its potential for lowering IT costs makes cloud computing a major force for both IT vendors and users; it is expected to gain momentum rapidly with the launch of Office Web Apps later this year. Because cloud computing involves various technologies, protocols, platforms, and infrastructure elements, this comprehensive reference is just what you need if you?ll be using or implementing cloud computing. Cloud computing offers significant cost savings by eliminating upfront expenses for hardware and software; its growing popularity is expected to skyrocket when Microsoft introduces Office Web Apps This comprehensive guide helps define what cloud computing is and thoroughly explores the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make it so desirable Covers mobile cloud computing, a significant area due to ever-increasing cell phone and smartphone use Focuses on the platforms and technologies essential to cloud computing Anyone involved with planning, implementing, using, or maintaining a cloud computing project will rely on the information in Cloud Computing Bible.

Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

Author: Judith S. Hurwitz,Marcia Kaufman,Fern Halper,Daniel Kirsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235002

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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Choose the right combination of public, private, and datacenter resources to empower your business Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations dobusiness. This handy guide helps you find out what this new clouddeployment model is all about. You'll get down- to-earthinformation about cloud technology, questions to consider, and howto plan and deliver your move to a hybrid environment. Constructing the cloud — learn the basic concepts of thehybrid cloud from both a technical and business perspective Delivering cloud services — dive deeper into the actualfoundational elements of the hybrid cloud Identifying business value — determine your hybrid cloudneeds based on your business objectives Unified hybrid environments — find out what it means tocreate a computing environment that brings elements of the datacenter together with public and private cloud services Making it work — examine the steps you need to take tomake this new architectural approach work — includingsecurity, governance, data, integration, monitoring, and more Get your ticket to the cloud — tips on how to talk tocloud providers and plan for the service you choose Open the book and find: Different cloud deployment models and what differentiates ahybrid cloud from other cloud models The impact of the hybrid cloud on cloud delivery models Why service orientation matters in a hybrid cloud Ways to develop and deploy applications in a hybrid world Guidance in finding the right hybrid cloud service providers Security and governance in a hybrid model The role of workload optimization in hybrid environments Learn to: Recognize the benefits and challenges of a hybrid cloud Efficiently deliver and manage cloud services Understand the impact of emerging cloud standards Protect customer data with sound security practices

Cloud Computing

Master the Concepts, Architecture and Applications with Real-world examples and Case studies

Author: Kamal Kant Hiran,Ruchi Doshi,Temitayo Fagbola,Mehul Mahrishi

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9388511409

Category: Computers

Page: 330

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Unleash the power of cloud computing using Azure, AWS and Apache Hadoop Description With the advent of internet, there is a complete paradigm shift in the manner we comprehend computing. Need to enable ubiquity, convenient and on-demand access to resources in highly scalable and resilient environments that can be remotely accessed, gave birth to the concept of Cloud computing. The acceptance is so rapid that the notion influences sophisticated innovations in academia, industry and research world-wide and hereby change the landscape of information technology as we thought of. Through this book, the authors tried to incorporate core principles and basic notion of cloud computing in a step-by-step manner and tried to emphasize on key concepts for clear and thorough insight into the subject. Audience This book is intended for students of B.E., B.Tech., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.E., and M.Tech. as a text book. The content is designed keeping in mind the bench marked curriculum of various universities (both National and International). The book covers not only the technical details of how cloud works but also exhibits the strategy, technical design, and in-depth knowledge required to migrate existing applications to the cloud. Therefore, it makes it relevant for the beginners who wants to learn cloud computing right from the foundation. Aspiring Cloud Computing Researchers Instructors, Academicians and Professionals, if they are familiar with cloud, can use this book to learn various open source cloud computing tools, applications, technologies. They will also get a flavor of various international certification exams available. What will you learn • Learn about the Importance of Cloud Computing in Current Digital Era • Understand the Core concepts and Principles of Cloud Computing with practical benefits • Learn about the Cloud Deployment models and Services • Discover how Cloud Computing Architecture works • Learn about the Load balancing approach and Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) • Learn about the Virtualization and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts • Learn about the various Cloud Computing applications, Platforms and Security concepts • Understand the adoption Cloud Computing technology and strategies for migration to the cloud • Case Studies for Cloud computing adoption - Sub-Saharan Africa and India Key Features • Provides a sound understanding of the Cloud computing concepts, architecture and its applications • Explores the practical benefits of Cloud computing services and deployment models in details • Cloud Computing Architecture, Cloud Computing Life Cycle (CCLC), Load balancing approach, Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC), Google App Engine (GAE) • Virtualization and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) • Cloud Computing applications - Google Apps, Dropbox Cloud and Apple iCloud and its uses in various sectors - Education, Healthcare, Politics, Business, and Agriculture • Cloud Computing platforms - Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Open Nebulla, Eucalyptus, Open Stack, Nimbus and The Apache Hadoop Architecture • Adoption of Cloud Computing technology and strategies for migration to the cloud • Cloud computing adoption case studies - Sub-Saharan Africa and India • Chapter-wise Questions with Summary and Examination Model Question papers Table of Contents 1. Foundation of Cloud Computing 2. Cloud Services and Deployment Models 3. Cloud Computing Architecture 4. Virtualization & Service Oriented Architecture 5. Cloud Security and Privacy 6. Cloud Computing Applications 7. Cloud Computing Technologies, Platform and Services 8. Adoption of Cloud Computing 9. Model Paper 1 10. Model Paper 2 11. Model Paper 3 12. Model Paper 4