Supercloud: Opportunities and Challenges

  title={Supercloud: Opportunities and Challenges},
  author={Qin Jia and Zhiming Shen and Weijia Song and Robbert van Renesse and Hakim Weatherspoon},
  journal={Operating Systems Review},
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds couple applications tightly with the underlying infrastructures and services. This vendor lock-in problem forces users to apply ad-hoc deployment strategies in order to tolerate cloud failures, and limits the ability of doing virtual machine (VM) migration and resource scaling across different clouds. This paper presents the Supercloud, a cloud service comprising resources obtained from several diverse IaaS cloud providers, and discusses opportunities… CONTINUE READING
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