Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries. First International EAI Conference, AFRICATEK 2017, Marrakech, Morocco, March 27-28, 2017 Proceedings

Research Article

Cloud Computing and Virtualization in Developing Countries

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-67837-5_19,
        author={Yness Boukhris},
        title={Cloud Computing and Virtualization in Developing Countries},
        proceedings={Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries. First International EAI Conference, AFRICATEK 2017, Marrakech, Morocco, March 27-28, 2017 Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICATEK},
        year={2017},
        month={10},
        keywords={Cloud computing Virtualization Developing countries Cloud services Cloud benefits Cloud prerequisites},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-67837-5_19}
    }
    
  • Yness Boukhris
    Year: 2017
    Cloud Computing and Virtualization in Developing Countries
    AFRICATEK
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67837-5_19
Yness Boukhris1,*
  • 1: ESPRIT
*Contact email: ines.boukhris@esprit.tn

Abstract

Cloud computing has emerged since almost a decade as a paradigm for hosting and delivering services over networks. A growing number of business owners and organizations worldwide has adopted Cloud computing as it enables users to access a scalable and elastic pool of data storage and computing resources, as and when required. To build cloud based architectures, virtualization should be ensured as well. It plays a key role for providing flexibility and consolidation of the underlying resources. Despite the cloud computing is witnessing a fast and wide spread across the globe, this technology is not as trendy for some other states, especially for developing countries. The purpose of this theoretical study is to explore a new way for developing countries to benefit from cloud computing use cases and to deal with its challenges and obstacles.