Achieving cost-efficient, data-intensive computing in the cloud

  title={Achieving cost-efficient, data-intensive computing in the cloud},
  author={Michael Conley and Amin Vahdat and George Porter},
Cloud computing providers have recently begun to offer high-performance virtualized flash storage and virtualized network I/O capabilities, which have the potential to increase application performance. Since users pay for only the resources they use, these new resources have the potential to lower overall cost. Yet achieving low cost requires choosing the right mixture of resources, which is only possible if their performance and scaling behavior is known. In this paper, we present a… CONTINUE READING