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Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure Protection by John R. Vacca

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Chapter 1

Fault Tolerance and Resilience in Cloud Computing Environments

Ravi Jhawar and Vincenzo Piuri,    Universita’ degli Studi di Milano

The increasing demand for flexibility and scalability in dynamically obtaining and releasing computing resources in a cost-effective and device-independent manner, and easiness in hosting applications without the burden of installation and maintenance, has resulted in a wide adoption of the cloud computing paradigm. While the benefits are immense, this computing paradigm is still vulnerable to a large number of system failures; as a consequence, users have become increasingly concerned about the reliability and availability of cloud computing services. Fault tolerance and resilience serve as an effective ...

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