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Cloud Computing

Part of the series Computer Communications and Networks pp 255-274

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Applying Self-* Principles in Heterogeneous Cloud Environments

  • Ioan DrăganAffiliated withInstitute e-Austria“Victor Babeş” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Email author 
  • , Teodor-Florin FortişAffiliated withWest University of Timişoara
  • , Gabriel IuhaszAffiliated withWest University of Timişoara
  • , Marian NeagulAffiliated withWest University of Timişoara
  • , Dana PetcuAffiliated withWest University of Timişoara

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Abstract

Nowadays we are witnessing multiple changes in the way data- and compute-intensive services are offered to the users due to the influences of cloud computing, automatic computing, or the ever increase of heterogeneity in terms of computing resources. One particular example of such influences is the case of self-* principles that are intended to offer the basis of interesting alternatives to the traditional ways of computing. Our chapter is aiming at giving a brief overview of the basic concepts that are being used in practice and theory in order to advance the field of self-* clouds to new horizons.