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Date Added: Mar 2014
Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released. Resource Provisioning means the selection, deployment, and run-time management of software (e.g., database server management systems, load balancers) and hardware resources (e.g., CPU, storage, and network) for ensuring guaranteed performance for applications. Resource Provisioning is an important and challenging problem in the large-scale distributed systems such as cloud computing environments.