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Peeking into the Cloud: Toward User-Driven Cloud Management
 

Summary: Peeking into the Cloud:
Toward User-Driven Cloud Management
Theophilus Benson, Aditya Akella
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Sambit Sahu, Anees Shaikh
IBM Research, TJ Watson
1. INTRODUCTION
The emergence and growing popularity of cloud computing signals
an evolution in the way IT infrastructure and services are deliv-
ered and consumed. Cloud services have a number of essential
characteristics, such as self-service on-demand consumption, lo-
cation independence, and rapid elasticity. There are also evolving
cloud delivery models, including infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS),
platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service, which provide IT
infrastructure, application development services, and software ap-
plications from the cloud, respectively [2].
The IaaS delivery model is perhaps the best known cloud service
type. With IaaS, users have the ability to easily acquire and release
infrastructure resources on-demand with an accompanying pricing
model in which users pay for only what they use. The IaaS model of

  

Source: Akella, Aditya - Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin at Madison

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences