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Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, 4th Edition by Casimer DeCusatis

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Chapter 15

Cloud Computing Data Center Networking

Carolyn J. Sher DeCusatis and Aparicio Carranza,      Department of Computer Engineering Technology, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, USA

This chapter describes cloud computing technology and its impact on the data center network. We define the essential elements of cloud computing, including on-demand service, broad network access, resource pooling, elastic provisioning, and metered service at various quality of service levels. Models including software, platform, and infrastructure as a service (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) are discussed, along with private, public, and hybrid cloud models and cloud service providers. Unique requirements of a cloud network include virtualization and virtual ...

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