• Naresh Kumar Sehgal
  • Pramod Chandra P. Bhatt
  • John M. Acken


In this chapter, we review the motivation and make an economic case for Cloud Computing. Then we introduce NIST definitions for different types of Cloud Computing services and explain the contemporary needs and trends in the marketplace. These include an introduction to basic information security needs, edge computing, and IOT trends. We wrap up the chapter by defining the organization of rest of the book and an overview of other chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naresh Kumar Sehgal
    • 1
  • Pramod Chandra P. Bhatt
    • 2
  • John M. Acken
    • 3
  1. 1.Data Center GroupIntel CorporationSanta ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science and Information Technology ConsultantRetd. Prof. IIT DelhiBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Electrical and Computer EngineeringPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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