"CNT5505: Computer Networks/Dist Process"
This graduate-level elective course investigates cloud computing models, techniques, and architectures. Cloud computing has evolved as a very important computing model, which enables information, software, and other shared resources to be provisioned over the network as services in an on-demand manner. Students will be exposed to the current practices in cloud computing. Topics may include distributed computing models and technologies, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), virtualization, security and privacy issues, performance and systems issues, capacity planning, challenges in implementing clouds, data centers, hypervisor CPU and memory management, Cloud OS, federated clouds, cloud hosted applications, and other advanced and research topics in cloud computing.