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Community cloud computing

Briscoe, Gerard and Marinos, Alexandros (2009) Community cloud computing. In: First International Conference on Cloud Computing, 1-4 December 2009, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

Cloud Computing is rising fast, with its data centres growing at an unprecedented rate. However, this has come with concerns over privacy, efficiency at the expense of resilience, and environmental sus- tainability, because of the dependence on Cloud vendors such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft. Our response is an alternative model for the Cloud conceptualisation, providing a paradigm for Clouds in the com- munity, utilising networked personal computers for liberation from the centralised vendor model. Community Cloud Computing (C3) offers an alternative architecture, created by combing the Cloud with paradigms from Grid Computing, principles from Digital Ecosystems, and sustainability from Green Computing, while remaining true to the original vision of the Internet. It is more technically challenging than Cloud Computing, having to deal with distributed computing issues, including heterogeneous nodes, varying quality of service, and additional security constraints. However, these are not insurmountable challenges, and with the need to retain control over our digital lives and the potential environmental consequences, it is a challenge we must pursue.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://www.cloudcom.org/
Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: European Union
Projects: Open Philosophies for Associative Autopoietic Digital Ecosystems (OPAALS)
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2009 09:51
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26516/

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