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Dissertation: "Scalable Cluster Technologies for Mission-Critical Enterprise Computing" von Dr. Werner Vogels

By on Januar 14, 2010 in Literatur with 2 Comments

Die Dissertation „Scalable Cluster Technologies for Mission-Critical Enterprise Computing“ von Dr. Werner Vogels gehört zu den grundlegenden Forschungsarbeiten des Cloud Computing. Ein Blick auf die Infrastruktur von Amazon zeigt, wer der aktuelle CTO und für den Aufbau der hochskalierbaren Infrastruktur sowie die Cloud Angebote verantwortlich ist – Werner Vogels.

Die Arbeit beschreibt Einsatzmöglichkeiten von hochskalierbaren Cluster-Technologien für den unternehmenskritischen Bereich.

Auch einer der Doktorväter der Arbeit sollte genannt werden und wird dem einen oder anderen bekannt sein – Prof.Dr. A.S. Tanenbaum.

Ein kurzer Auszug:

Enterprise computing has changed significantly in the past decade. In the past, the workloads at corporate datacenters were dominated by centralized processing using a limited number of big database servers, mainly handling online transaction processing (OLTP) and batch processing tasks in support of the back-office process. The organization of these datacenters has evolved from mainframe-oriented into a large collection of flexible application servers providing a very diverse set of services. These services still include the traditional order processing and inventory control, but now also provide internal and external information portals, continuous data-mining operations, pervasive integration of customer relationship management information, email and other collaboration services, and a variety of computational services such as financial forecasting.

An important observation is that these services have become essential to the successful operation of the enterprise, and that any service interruption, either through failure or through performance degradation, could bring the activities of the enterprise to a halt. The mission-critical nature of these services requires them to be scalable, highly-available, and with robust performance guarantees. Organizing these services into compute clusters appeared a logical step as cluster technology held the promise of cost-effective scalability and was considered to be a good basis for implementing a highly-available service organization.

Die Dissertation wurde an der Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam geschrieben und kann HIER direkt heruntergeladen werden.

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About the Author: Rene Buest is Gartner Analyst covering Infrastructure Services & Digital Operations. Prior to that he was Director of Technology Research at Arago, Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene is considered as top cloud computing analyst in Germany and one of the worldwide top analysts in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies. Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn. .

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