Latest Advancement in Cloud Technologies

  • Lihui WangEmail author
  • Xi Vincent Wang


Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services). It is changing the way that industries and enterprises do their businesses. Inspired by cloud computing, coupled with other newly emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), service-oriented technology, big data analytics, and driven by new manufacturing requirements such as globalisation, highly efficient collaboration and servitisation, cloud manufacturing as a new service-oriented manufacturing paradigm has been proposed. Cloud computing and cloud manufacturing represent the latest advancement and applications of cloud technologies in computing and manufacturing industries, respectively. This chapter aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to both cloud computing and cloud manufacturing, and presents their current status and advancement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Production EngineeringKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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