19 Feb The promise and peril of cloud computing
UC Berkeley researchers have found that cloud computing has great opportunity to exploit unprecedented IT resources if vendors can overcome a litany of obstacles.
UC Berkeley researchers have outlined their view of cloud computing, which they say has great opportunity to exploit unprecedented IT resources if vendors can overcome a litany of obstacles.
The 11 researchers’ cloud computing forecast is documented in a paper called “Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing.” The research group works in the Reliable Adaptive Distributed Systems Laboratory (RAD Lab), a 3-year-old outfit funded by companies such as Google, Microsoft, IBM and Sun.
“We argue that the construction and operation of extremely large-scale, commodity-computer datacenters at low-cost locations was the key necessary enabler of Cloud Computing,” they write.
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