Cloud Computing and Digital Media: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications presents the fundamentals of cloud and media infrastructure, novel technologies that integrate digital media with cloud computing, and real-world applications that exemplify the potential of cloud computing for next-generation digital media. It brings together technologies for media/data communication, elastic media/data storage, security, authentication, cross-network media/data fusion, interdevice media interaction/reaction, data centers, PaaS, SaaS, and more. The book covers resource optimization for multimedia cloud computing—a key technical challenge in adopting cloud computing for various digital media applications. It describes several important new technologies in cloud computing and digital media, including query processing, semantic classification, music retrieval, mobile multimedia, and video transcoding. The book also illustrates the profound impact of emerging health-care and educational applications of cloud computing. Covering an array of state-of-the-art research topics, this book will help you understand the techniques and applications of cloud computing, the interaction/reaction of mobile devices, and digital media/data processing and communication.