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Digital ecosystems in the clouds: towards community cloud computing

Briscoe, Gerard and Marinos, Alexandros (2009) Digital ecosystems in the clouds: towards community cloud computing. In: IEEE, (corp. ed.) 2009 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (Dest 2009). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New York, USA, pp. 103-108. ISBN 9781424423453

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Cloud Computing is rising fast, with its data centres growing at an unprecedented rate. However, this has come with concerns of privacy, efficiency at the expense of resilience, and environmental sustainability, because of the dependence on Cloud vendors such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Community Cloud Computing makes use of the principles of Digital Ecosystems to provide a paradigm for Clouds in the community, offering an alternative architecture for the use cases of Cloud Computing. It is more technically challenging to deal with issues of distributed computing, such as latency, differential resource management, and additional security requirements. 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.

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Library of Congress subject classification: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L86 - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Projects: Open Philosophies for Associative Autopoietic Digital Ecosystems (OPAALS)
Funders: European Union
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2010 16:31

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