Concurrent and Distributed Systems

Part on technologies for cloud computing

Teacher: Giuseppe Lettieri
CFU: 3 (out of 9)
Code: 589II

Information on the other part of the course is available on the webpage maintained by A. Bechini.

Course Description

Cloud computing has become an hot topic lately, with large investments from industry. It is then paramount that the new information engineers understand the technologies that make the cloud happen. In this course we will concentrate on the cloud data center, where the most important technology is virtualization. We will study how virtual machines work and what we should expect from them, expecially in terms of performance. We will also study alternatives to virtualization (like containers) and some ancillary technologies, like network filesystems and live migration.



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