Virtualization is the Foundation for Cloud Infrastructures

In my opinion, one of the main new features offered by cloud systems is the provision of virtualized resources as a service, being virtualization the enabling technology. In other words, one of the relevant contributions of cloud computing is the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. I have prepared a post to describe some of the research challenges in cloud infrastructures that, in my opinion, will be addressed in the new year. The open research issues are mainly related to new virtualization technologies to enable efficient, dynamic and scalable Cloud operation and interoperation.

Happy new year!

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About imllorente

Dr. Ignacio M. Llorente is a Full Professor in Computer Architecture and Technology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he leads the Distributed Systems Architecture Group. He is co-leading research and development efforts, such as the OpenNebula VM Manager and the Globus GridWay Metascheduler, and involved in international research projects, such as EGEE-III, BEinGRID, RESERVOIR and Glbus Alliance.