Haifux Club: The Resource-as-a-Service (RaaS) Cloud

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda (CS, Technion)
Monday, 3.9.2012, 18:30
Taub 6

Over the next few years, a new model of buying and selling cloud computing resources will evolve. Instead of providers exclusively selling server-equivalent virtual machines for relatively long periods of time (as done in today's IaaS clouds), they will increasingly sell individual resources (such as CPU, memory, and I/O resources) for a few seconds at a time. We term this nascent economic model of cloud computing the Resource-as-a-Service (RaaS) cloud, and we argue that its rise is the likely culmination of recent trends in the construction of IaaS clouds and of the economic forces operating on both providers and clients. The paper appeared in HotCloud 2012. Joint work with Muli Ben-Yehuda, Assaf Schuster and Dan Tsafrir.

The theoretical talk will be followed by a code walk-through of patch to memcached which makes it an application that can use the benefits of the RaaS cloud, which is joint work with Eyal Posener.

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