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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COS 442 - Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Stands and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”  This course will study the technologies underpinning the rapid expansion of this computing paradigm, the problem-solving capabilities enabled by the cloud, and provide the student with hands-on experience in utilizing cloud services for scientific research.  It will focus on the virtualization of computational resources, cloud storage models, distributed computing in the cloud, and important applications areas such as big data analytics.

General Education Requirements:

Prerequisites: A grade of C- or higher in COS 331 or equivalent

Course Typically Offered: Spring

Credits: 3