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Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Zaigham Mahmood, Thomas Erl, Ricardo Puttini

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Appendix E. Emerging Technologies

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E.1 Autonomic Computing

E.2 Grid Computing

This appendix presents two primary emerging technologies relevant to cloud computing.

E.1. Autonomic Computing

Autonomic computing refers to the ability of a computer system to self-manage, which includes the following capabilities:

Self-Configuration – ability to accommodate varying and possibly unpredictable conditions

Self-Healing – ability to remain functioning when problems arise

Self-Protection – ability to detect threats and take appropriate actions

Self-Optimization – constant monitoring for optimal operation

An autonomic computing system maintains comprehensive ...

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