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'Handbook of Cloud Computing' presents comprehensive view of cloud computing trend

New reference work features contributions from academia, research laboratories and private industry


The Handbook of Cloud Computing (Springer, $199) offers contributions from world experts in the field of cloud computing from academia, research laboratories and private industry. The book was edited by Armando Escalante, CTO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, and Dr. Borko Furht, professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University.

Cloud computing is reshaping information technology, helping drive new cost efficiencies, accelerating time to market, providing access to greater computing resources and increasing their availability and scalability. Handbook of Cloud Computing provides a comprehensive view into the cloud computing trend, presenting the systems, tools, and services of the leading providers including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft. The book introduces the basic concepts of cloud computing and cloud computing applications, as well as current and future technologies in the field.

Topics covered include:

  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals
  • Systems and Tools
  • Cloud Applications and Solutions
  • Data-Intensive Supercomputer in the Cloud
  • High Performance Computing
  • Virtual Private Clouds
  • Scientific Services and Data Management in the Cloud
  • Enterprise Knowledge Clouds
  • Medical Information Systems

Handbook of Cloud Computing is a reference book intended for advanced-level students and researchers in computer science and electrical engineering. This handbook is also beneficial to computer and system infrastructure designers, developers, business managers, entrepreneurs and investors within the cloud computing related industry.


Borko Furht is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Professor Furht received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. He has consulted for many high-tech companies including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, General Electric, JPL, NASA, Honeywell and RCA, and has been an expert witness for Cisco and Qualcomm.

Armando J. Escalante is Chief Technology Officer of LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this position, Mr. Escalante is responsible for technology development, information systems and operations. Mr. Escalante earned his bachelor's in electronic engineering at the USB in Caracas, Venezuela, and a master's degree in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, as well as a master's in business administration from West Coast University, CA. He currently teaches part-time at the University of Phoenix.

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