Neutrality in future public clouds: Implications and challenges

George Kesidis, Bhuvan Urgaonkar, Neda Nasiriani, Cheng Wang

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Abstract

With public cloud providers poised to become indispensable utility providers, neutrality-related mandates will likely emerge to ensure a level playing field among their customers (“tenants”). We analogize with net neutrality to discuss: (i) what form cloud neutrality might take, (ii) what lessons might the net neutrality debate have to offer, and (iii) in what ways cloud neutrality would be different from (and even more difficult than) net neutrality. We use idealized thought experiments and simple workload case studies to illustrate our points and conclude with a discussion of challenges and future directions. Our paper points to a rich and important area for future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event8th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing, HotCloud 2016 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2016Jun 21 2016

Conference

Conference8th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing, HotCloud 2016
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/20/166/21/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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    Kesidis, G., Urgaonkar, B., Nasiriani, N., & Wang, C. (2016). Neutrality in future public clouds: Implications and challenges. Paper presented at 8th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing, HotCloud 2016, Denver, United States.