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Issue No.02 - March/April (2011 vol.15)
pp: 50-53
Ang Li , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Duke Univ., Durham, NC, USA
ABSTRACT
As cloud computing becomes increasingly popular among enterprises, developers, and organizations, it's time to consider the practical problem: how do you choose from the growing number of providers? To help users make this decision, researchers first determined the basic types of services that providers offer. They then devised a set of metrics related to application performance in a cloud and created tools for measuring them.
INDEX TERMS
cloud computing, public-cloud computing, public-cloud provider, Servers, Cloud computing, Databases, User interfaces, Benchmark testing, providers, cloud computing, enterprises
CITATION
Ang Li, Srikanth Kandula, Ming Zhang, "Comparing Public-Cloud Providers", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.15, no. 2, pp. 50-53, March/April 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.36
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