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Cloud Computing as Evolution of Distributed Computing – A Case Study for SlapOS Distributed Cloud Computing Platform


  • George SUCIU


  • Simona HALUNGA


  • Anca APOSTU


  • Alexandru VULPE


  • Gyorgy TODORAN



The cloud computing paradigm has been defined from several points of view, the main two directions being either as an evolution of the grid and distributed computing paradigm, or, on the contrary, as a disruptive revolution in the classical paradigms of operating systems, network layers and web applications. This paper presents a distributed cloud computing platform called SlapOS, which unifies technologies and communication protocols into a new technology model for offering any application as a service. Both cloud and distributed computing can be efficient methods for optimizing resources that are aggregated from a grid of standard PCs hosted in homes, offices and small data centers. The paper fills a gap in the existing distributed computing literature by providing a distributed cloud computing model which can be applied for deploying various applications.

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  • George SUCIU & Simona HALUNGA & Anca APOSTU & Alexandru VULPE & Gyorgy TODORAN, 2013. "Cloud Computing as Evolution of Distributed Computing – A Case Study for SlapOS Distributed Cloud Computing Platform," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 17(4), pages 109-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:17:y:2013:i:4:p:109-122

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