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Cloud Computing
(dt. Cloud Computing)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (2 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Translation missing. German original:
Studienleistung: Erreichen von mindestens 50 Prozent der Punkte aus den wöchentlich zu bearbeitenden Übungsaufgaben und mündliche Präsentation der Lösung von mindestens zwei der Übungsaufgaben.
Prüfungsleistung: Mündliche Prüfung oder Klausur
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course M.Sc. Business Informatics.
Original study programme M.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik / Informatik Vertiefung
One semester,
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernd Freisleben


Cloud computing refers to the possibility of using distributed hardware and software resources provided by a provider on the Internet on demand and paying for them depending on their use.

The lecture presents concepts (e.g. ''everything-as-a-service'', virtualization) of cloud computing, as well as some of the cloud architectures, cloud offerings, programming models, and software tools and applications developed in recent years. Economic considerations, as well as opportunities and risks of cloud computing are explained. One focus of the lecture is the practical testing of the concepts taught in the form of programming exercises.

Qualification Goals

  • Learn the basic concepts of cloud computing,
  • Creating software that runs in the cloud,
  • Designing cloud infrastructures and tools,
  • Practice of scientific working methods (recognition, formulation, solving problems, training of abstraction skills),
  • Training of oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Modulen Objektorientierte Programmierung, Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen, Betriebssysteme, Rechnernetze, Verteilte Systeme vermittelt werden.

Recommended Reading

  • C. Baun, M. Kunze, J. Nimis, S. Tai: Cloud Computing: Web-basierte dynamische IT-Services
  • Springer-Verlag, 2011
  • N. Antonopoulos, L. Gillam: Cloud Computing: Principles, Systems and Applications
  • Springer-Verlag, 2010
  • R. Buyya, J. Broberg, A. Goscinski: Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms
  • John Wiley & Sons, 2011
  • K. Hwang, J. Dongarra, G. Fox: Distributed and Cloud Computing
  • Morgan Kaufmann, 2011

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Wintersemester 2018/19. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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