This is one of the most popular articles on this site. It is a few years old and needs updating, but still paints the way for future after cloud computing adoption is mature.
By Christian Vecchiola, Dexter Duncan, and Rajkumar Buyya
Cloud Computing’s first outcome is the delivery of an infrastructure model that is approaching commodity like prices and fast implementation times. The main adopters of the public cloud are start-ups, small companies, enterprise test-beds, non-critical applications and delivery of back-up resources. There is a high amount of innovation expected above this commodity layer, namely in platforms (platform as a service) area leading to what we call Market Oriented Cloud Computing (MOCC). Partial adoption of MOCC is happening now inside private clouds with full adoption expected once security, control, trust and “standards” are in place.The cloud qualities enterprises are adopting include reservation aware scheduling, ability to apply Quality of Service (QoS) policies with alternative offers, Virtualization, support of multi-tenant and multi-applications of same resources, ability to apply pricing and charge-back policies and more. This is driving high demand for platforms that help…
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