Monday, May 9, 2011

European Commission Report on The Future of Cloud Computing

Last year, I participated in a group of experts to work on a report that outlines the future directions of Cloud Computing research. This expert group on Cloud Computing was convened by the European Commission Directorate-General Information Society and Media, Software and Services. The group was moderated by Burkhard Neidecker-Lutz of SAP Research and Keith Jeffery of ERCIM, with Lutz Schubert of HLRS as rapporteur and Maria Tsakali as the responsible EC official.

Although the report was published one year ago, it contains an up-to-date evaluation of the state-of-the-art, the current research and the main technical gaps. The report is available for download at the repository of the Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures Unit. It is a must-read for people defining Cloud Computing strategies, developing innovative research lines, or exploring emerging market opportunities beyond today’s Clouds.

1 comment:

  1. The Cloud model will eventually phase out the monolithic server structure of the past decades as a lot of IT firms pointed out. Cloud's disaster recovery function is what most enterprise will be be looking at as a deployable solution.