DescriptionThe current cloud ecosystem is one in which cloud providers do not interoperate. This hinders the service reach, resources and scalability that can be offered to the customer. This has led to a growing recognition that the lack of cloud federation in a landscape of multiple independent cloud providers is a technical and economic challenge. The federation of research clouds is essential and necessary enabling technology for the development and translation of innovations in IoT, high-performance computing, distributed big-data analytics, and global scientific collaboration. Previous studies and implementations of grid computing have encountered and solved similar problems.
-- What are some of these unique challenges that impede progress to federated cloud?
-- Can previous work in grid computing lead to an evolved set of solutions to maximize the return on investment for providers and users of cloud computing?
-- What has grid computing been accomplished that cloud federation can leverage?