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