Peer-to-peer cloud computing could free us from the tyranny of data centers. Not long ago, any start-up hoping to create the next big thing on the Internet had to invest sizable amounts of money in computing hardware, network connectivity, real estate to house the equipment, and technical personnel to keep everything working 24/7. The inevitable delays in getting all this funded, designed, and set up could easily erase any competitive edge the company might have had at the outset. Today, the same start-up could have its product up and running in the cloud in a matter of days, if not hours, with zero up-front investment in servers and similar gear. And the company wouldn't have to pay for any more computing oomph than it needs at any given time, because most cloud-service providers allot computing resources dynamically according to actual demand.

The people's cloud

BABAOGLU, OZALP;MARZOLLA, MORENO
2014

Abstract

Peer-to-peer cloud computing could free us from the tyranny of data centers. Not long ago, any start-up hoping to create the next big thing on the Internet had to invest sizable amounts of money in computing hardware, network connectivity, real estate to house the equipment, and technical personnel to keep everything working 24/7. The inevitable delays in getting all this funded, designed, and set up could easily erase any competitive edge the company might have had at the outset. Today, the same start-up could have its product up and running in the cloud in a matter of days, if not hours, with zero up-front investment in servers and similar gear. And the company wouldn't have to pay for any more computing oomph than it needs at any given time, because most cloud-service providers allot computing resources dynamically according to actual demand.
2014
Ozalp Babaoglu; Moreno Marzolla
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