Professional Development Committee
The ACM Professional Development Committee (PDC) is a standing committee of the ACM Practitioner Board (PB). It serves to provide tools for lifelong learning, ethical conduct and professionalism for computing professionals and generally support the professional development and professionalism needs of all ACM members, with particular emphasis on the PD needs of practitioners.
This title provides students and IT professionals with an in-depth analysis of the cloud from the ground up. After an introduction to network-centric computing and network-centric content in Chapter One, the book is organized into four sections. Specific topics covered include resource virtualization, resource management and scheduling, and advanced topics like the impact of scale on efficiency, cloud scheduling subject to deadlines, alternative cloud architectures, and vehicular clouds. An included glossary covers terms grouped in several categories, from general to services, virtualization, desirable attributes and security.