Panel on “Cloud Sustainability”

Panel Description

The dominance of the Cloud paradigm and the proliferation of Cloud services are resulting in increasing scales of Cloud hosting infrastructures and associated complexities that are making their sustainability a growing concern. Cloud data centers are growing in size to millions of nodes. Furthermore, Clouds are being used to support mission critical support for many industries. Finally, the environmental impact of Cloud datacenters is becoming an increasing concern. How can this mass migration to Clouds best be sustained?

This panel will explore issues and challenges related to the sustainability of very large-scale cloud infrastructures from multiple perspectives, including: How can future large-scale Clouds meet energy constraints, be environmentally responsible, and operate in a way that can provide a dependable infrastructure? What is needed in terms of hardware, software, policies, user consulting support, system configuration information available to users, and regulatory mechanisms? How much of the responsibly for the success of the Cloud paradigm should users have versus the Cloud providers?

Panel Organizers:

H.J. Siegel, Colorado State University
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University

Panel Moderator:

H.J. Siegel, Colorado State University


Ali R. Butt, Virginia Tech
Abhishek Chandra, University of Minnesota
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology
Chandra Krintz, University of California, Santa Barbara

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