Category Archives: Cloud computing
Insuring against cloud failures
We all store (and often share) our information on a cloud. Cloud storage is typically free for limited amounts of memory (which may mean 25 GB, which is by no means a small amount...). When we assign our data to a cloud, … Continue reading
Last week I attended the 2014 edition of the 11th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON). The conference took place in the nice town of Cardiff, hosted by prof. Omer Rana of the School of Computer … Continue reading
Cloud availability: third-party measurements needed!
When subscribing to a cloud infrastructure (I'm mainly interested in cloud storage, but the issue concerns computing applications no less than storage), we expect availability performance not worse than what our in-house infrastructure would provide us with. However, what do … Continue reading
A look at GECON 2013
Last month I have attended the GECON 2013 conference. The long name of the conference is The 10th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services. Very well hosted by the colleagues at the University of Zaragoza in Spain, … Continue reading
Some photos from DRCN 2013
Last week I attended the 9th International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN 2013) in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to presenting my own paper on cloud availability (you can download it here, while you find the presentation here), it … Continue reading
On the availability of cloud-based services. My paper at DRCN 2013.
My paper "The availability of cloud-based services: is it living up to its promise?" has just been presented at the 9th International Conference on Design of Reliable Communication Networks - DRCN 2013 - held in Budapest, Hungary, March 4-7, 2013. You … Continue reading
Our paper on cloud storage pricing accepted at the 4th ACM/SPEC ICPE 2013
Our paper "Cloud storage pricing: a comparison of current practices" has been accepted for presentation at the next Hot Topics in Cloud Services ( HotTopiCS 2013) workshop, associated to the 4th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering ( ICPE 2013), … Continue reading
Cloud availability data
Every prospective cloud storage purchaser would like to know availability data about its cloud in advance, to make the best possible choice. However, very few data are available. Shall we trust what cloud storage providers boast? And believe their promise … Continue reading
One more echo of our work on cloud storage prices
Cloudsider, the well-known navigator through cloud offers, has reviewed our recent work on cloud storage price analysis. You can find our original work here. The article by Cloudsider is instead here. Have a nice read !
Lack of cloud security may add hidden costs...
In a video interview, Char Sample, CERT security solutions engineer, highlights security problems in clouds and suggests that the search for efficiency and cost reduction may lead to the cloud being prone to attacks, so that cloud migration may not be … Continue reading