Mr.Abed Essays

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Masaryk University
Faculty of Informatics

The Shift Towards Cloud Computing
Master Thesis

Brno, May 2009

Stanislav Tvarůžek

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Declaration
I declare that this master thesis is solely my own work. I have cited all sources used in this thesis and I have provided complete references to them.

Supervisor: RNDr. Radek Ošlejšek, Ph.D.

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Abstract
Cloud computing is a phenomenon of the recent years and academia as well as major IT players are paying more attention to this emerging and innovative approach.
This thesis summarizes information from various sources gathered on the subject 'cloud computing'. Firstly, it tracks back the evolution of technologies that paved the road for cloud computing and accelerated its
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3 Nebulous Definitions......................................................................................................................10
4 Where Did Cloud Computing Come From?...................................................................................11
4.1 Infrastructure...........................................................................................................................11
4.2 Advanced Computing Platforms.............................................................................................16
4.3 Platform Virtualization............................................................................................................17
4.3.1 Types of Virtualization....................................................................................................19
4.4 Key Benefits of Virtualization................................................................................................19
4.4.1 Better Server Utilization.................................................................................................19
4.4.2 Compatibility..................................................................................................................20
4.4.3 Isolation...........................................................................................................................20
4.4.4 Novel Application Delivery

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