Cloud Computing will be at the heart of the future Internet; implementing the vision of computing and information processing as a utility. Clouds are currently hosted in data centres and provide an elastic set of resources that are used by software that is deployed and accessed as services. Clouds will also extend to exploit resources of devices at the edge of the network.
Eventually a service may be created, or content may be provided by a local device, by a network element or a hosting data centre. Cloud computing has advantages: economy of scale, frugality in energy consumption, elasticity - the ability to quickly and dynamically scale up and down in response to changes in load, the lack of any entry threshold, and the possibility to pay only for actual usage or “pay as you go”.
Lead: Prof. Seif Haridi, Sweden.
Computing in the Cloud gathers the best researchers in Europe in a community that is focused on system research with concrete demonstrators that are the basis of useable tools, open source, or cloud components to address the trends and challenges. These results will be exposed systematically to entrepreneurs and venture capital to create new business opportunities.
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