Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Cloud Computing

  • Stefan Tai
  • David Bermbach
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_105




Application programming interface

Economies of scale

Reduction in resource cost as the size of the resource pool and its usage level increases


Information technology


Software, data, and infrastructure of interest to the system under consideration


The quality and ability of a system to handle variable load without impact on user experience


A network-accessible resource


A logical abstraction over physical reality


In cloud computing, elastic pools of virtualized, configurable IT resources are provided as services that can be accessed over a network and used on demand. Providers of resources can achieve higher utilization by allowing multiple tenants to use their resources, thereby achieving provider-side economies of scale. Consumers of resources benefit from a convenient, self-service, on-demand model of allocating and de-allocating resources...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Systems Engineering Research Group, Fakultät IV Elektrotechnik und InformatikTU BerlinBerlinGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Gottron
    • 1
  • Stefan Schlobach
    • 2
  • Steffen Staab
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Web Science and TechnologiesUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  2. 2.YUAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute for Web Science and TechnologiesUniversität Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany