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E. Huedo, R. Moreno-Vozmediano, R.S. Montero, I.M. Llorente. Architectures for Enhancing Grid Infrastructures with Cloud Computing. In Grids, Clouds and Virtualization, Massimo Cafaro, Giovanni Aloisio (eds.), Chap. 3, pp. 55-69, Computer Communications and Networks, Springer, 2011.


Grid and Cloud Computing models pursue the same objective of constructing large-scale distributed infrastructures, although focusing on complementary aspects. While grid focuses on federating resources and fostering collaboration, cloud focuses on flexibility and on-demand provisioning of virtualized resources. Due to their complementarity, it is clear that both models, or at least some of their concepts and techniques, will coexist and cooperate in existing and future e-infrastructures. This chapter shows how Cloud Computing will help both to overcome many of the barriers to grid adoption and to enhance the management, functionality, suitability, energy efficiency, and utilization of production grid infrastructures


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Eduardo Huedo
Rafael Moreno-Vozmediano
Ruben S. Montero
Ignacio M. Llorente

BibTex Reference

   Author = {Huedo, E. and Moreno-Vozmediano, R. and Montero, R.S. and Llorente, I.M.},
   Title = {Architectures for Enhancing Grid Infrastructures with Cloud Computing},
   BookTitle = {Grids, Clouds and Virtualization},
   editor = {Cafaro, Massimo and Aloisio, Giovanni},
   Chapter= {3},
   Pages = {55--69},
   Series = {Computer Communications and Networks},
   Publisher = {Springer},
   Year = {2011}

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