Date Added: Jan 2011
Recent years have seen unprecedented growth in the data center driven technologies and services. Various organizations are now sourcing their computing to "Cloud-based" infrastructures. Therefore, large scale data centers and associated cloud services are developed and deployed by various organizations and service providers to store massive amounts of data, and enable "Anywhere, anytime" data access as well as computations on the data. Further, for scalability, robustness and performance (e.g., Latency), multiple data centers are often deployed to cover large geographical regions.