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Handbook of Cloud Computing Presents Comprehensive View of Cloud Computing Trend


Edited by LexisNexis Risk Solutions CTO and Florida Atlantic University Professor Features Contributions from Academia, Research Laboratories and Private Industry

New York, NY – LexisNexis Risk Solutions® today announced the publication of Handbook of Cloud Computing (Springer: 2010), a collection of essays featuring 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 its 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 intended as a reference book 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 industry related to cloud computing.

About the Book
Published by Springer, Inc.
Publication date: 2010; ISBN: 978-1-4419-6523-3

About the Authors
Borko Furht is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. Before joining FAU, he was a vice president of research and a senior director of development at Modcomp (Ft. Lauderdale), a computer company of Daimler Benz, Germany; a professor at University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida; and a senior researcher at the Institute Boris Kidric-Vinca, Yugoslavia. Professor Furht received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. He has received several technical and publishing awards, and 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. He has also served as a consultant to various colleges and universities.

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. Previously, Mr. Escalante was chief operating officer for Seisint, a privately-owned company based in Boca Raton, Florida, which was purchased by the parent company of LexisNexis in 2004. In this position, he was responsible for Technology, Development and Operations. Prior to 2001, Escalante served as vice president of Engineering and Operations for Diveo Broadband Networks where he led eight world-class Data Centers located in the U.S. and Latin America. Before Diveo Broadband Networks, Mr. Escalante was vice president and general manager for one of the fastest growing divisions of Vignette Corporation, an eBusiness software leader. He also worked for Unisys Corporation, EPSON America and Bell Labs. 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.

About Springer
Springer ( is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.

About LexisNexis
LexisNexis® ( is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
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