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Advance of Computing from the Ground to the Cloud: Basic concepts and library applications

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Abstract: Cloud computing is one of the most important technology trends of the times. The phase of client/server computing is fading into obsolescence, replaced by entirely web-based systems, increasingly deployed through SaaS. Libraries and other technology-oriented organizations now have options through infrastructure-as-a-service offerings such as Amazonís Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service to ramp up computing capabilities quickly, enjoy free access for smaller projects, and take advantage of usage- based subscription models for larger-scale production projects. Breeding expands on these topics and provides a basic explanation of cloud computing that focuses on real advantages and disadvantages for libraries.


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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Presentation
Language English
Issue:March 22, 2012
Publisher:Information Today
Place of Publication:Washington, DC
Conference:Computers in Libraries 2012
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Record Number:16681
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-03-21 11:51:34