Grid and Cloud Computing

A Business Perspective on Technology and Applications

  • Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva
  • Thomas Wozniak
  • Santi Ristol

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Thomas Wozniak
      Pages 3-11
    3. Theo Dimitrakos
      Pages 13-17
  3. Grid and Cloud Basics – Definition, Classification, Business Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 22-23
    2. Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Thomas Wozniak
      Pages 23-45
    3. Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Thomas Wozniak
      Pages 47-61
    4. George Thanos, Eleni Agiatzidou, Costas Courcoubetis, George D. Stamoulis
      Pages 63-82
    5. Juan Carlos Cuesta, Karita Luokkanen-Rabetino, Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva
      Pages 83-96
    6. Davide M. Parrilli
      Pages 97-118
  4. Grid Business Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 122-124
    2. Andrés Gómez on behalf of the members of the Business Experiment
      Pages 147-158
    3. Ottmar Kraemer-Fuhrmann, Yona Raekow
      Pages 159-172
    4. Ulrich Heindl, Ansger Jacob, Marcus Mueller, Peter Racz, Burkhard Stiller, Eugen Volk et al.
      Pages 173-190
    5. David Bossard, Francesco D’Andria, Theo Dimitrakos, Angelo Gaeta
      Pages 191-212
  5. Practical Guidelines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 224-224
    2. Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, Thomas Wozniak, Volker Hoyer
      Pages 225-243
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-30

About this book


In today’s dynamic business environment, IT departments are under permanent pressure to meet two divergent requirements: to reduce costs and to support business agility with higher flexibility and responsiveness of the IT infrastructure. Grid and Cloud Computing enable a new approach towards IT. They enable increased scalability and more efficient use of IT based on virtualization of heterogeneous and distributed IT resources. This book provides a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Grids and Clouds and of how companies can benefit from them. A wide array of topics is covered, e.g. business models and legal aspects. The applicability of Grids and Clouds in companies is illustrated with four cases of real business experiments. The experiments illustrate the technical solutions and the organizational and IT governance challenges that arise with the introduction of Grids and Clouds. Practical guidelines on how to successfully introduce Grids and Clouds in companies are provided.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva
    • 1
  • Thomas Wozniak
    • 2
  • Santi Ristol
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Medien- undUniversität St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institut für Medien- undUniversität St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Atos Origin S.A.E.MadridSpain

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