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Issue No.05 - September/October (2009 vol.13)
pp: 43-51
Katarzyna Keahey , Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory,
Mauricio Tsugawa , University of Florida, Gainesville
Andrea Matsunaga , University of Florida, Gainesville
Jose Fortes , University of Florida University of Florida, Gainesville Gainesville
ABSTRACT
Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing is revolutionizing how we approach computing. Compute resource consumers can eliminate the expense inherent in acquiring, managing, and operating IT infrastructure and instead lease resources on a pay-as-you-go basis. IT infrastructure providers can exploit economies of scale to mitigate the cost of buying and operating resources and avoid the complexity required to manage multiple customer-specific environments and applications. The authors describe the context in which cloud computing arose, discuss its current strengths and shortcomings, and point to an emerging computing pattern it enables that they call sky computing.
INDEX TERMS
cloud computing, infrastructure-as-a-service, sky computing
CITATION
Katarzyna Keahey, Mauricio Tsugawa, Andrea Matsunaga, Jose Fortes, "Sky Computing", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.13, no. 5, pp. 43-51, September/October 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.94
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