Towards Free Market Cloud Computing

Singer, J. , Adhami, A. and Perkins, C. (2015) Towards Free Market Cloud Computing. In: IEEE International Conference on the International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, Liverpool, UK, 26-28 Oct 2015, pp. 1544-1547. ISBN 9781509001538 (doi:10.1109/CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM.2015.232)

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Abstract

Although cloud computing has made great inroads in terms of consumer adoption, we argue that the paradigm still has a long way to go to reach an economically efficient free market state. We highlight four key problems with the current cloud computing approach. These are (1) coarse granularity of service provision, (2) limited control of resources, (3) inadequate support for small providers and prosumers, and (4) vendor lockin via APIs. In this position paper, we briefly outline interesting work that may lead to a solution, in terms of moving towards a more market-based approach to cloud resource allocation.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perkins, Dr Colin and Singer, Dr Jeremy
Authors: Singer, J., Adhami, A., and Perkins, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:ENDS
ISBN:9781509001538

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