terena networking conference 2010


A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing, the long-held dream of computing as a utility, has the potential to transform the IT industry, making software even more attractive as a service and shaping the way IT hardware is designed and purchased. Developers with innovative ideas for new Internet services no longer require large capital outlays in hardware to deploy their service or the human expense to operate it. Companies with large batch-oriented tasks can get results as quickly as their programs can scale, since using 1000 servers for one hour costs no more than using one server for 1000 hours. This elasticity of resources, is unprecedented in the history of IT. In this talk, I will discuss key enablers for Cloud Computing and several barriers to adoption.



  • Michael Armbrust, Armando Fox, Rean Griffith, Anthony D. Joseph, Randy Katz, Andy Konwinski, Gunho Lee, David Patterson, Ariel Rabkin, Ion Stoica, and Matei Zaharia