AuthorsJ. Hong, T. Dreibholz, J. A. Schenkel and J. A. Hu
TitleAn Overview of Multi-Cloud Computing
AfilliationCommunication Systems
Project(s)NorNet, Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications
StatusPublished
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2019
Conference NameProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Recent Advances for Multi-Clouds and Mobile Edge Computing (M2EC) in conjunction with the 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA)
Date Published03/2019
PublisherSpringer
Place PublishedMatsue, Shimane/Japan
KeywordsBig Data, Cloud computing, Federated Clouds, Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of cloud computing technologies, particularly with respect to multi-cloud networks. First, the basics of cloud computing concepts are discussed. Next we outline some challenges facing cloud computing, and discuss how multi-cloud systems including multi-clouds, hybrid clouds, federated clouds, and cross-clouds may be used to deal with some of these issues. Finally, multi-cloud systems may also be used in conjunction with new developing technologies such as Big Data and Machine Learning, leading to exciting innovations. These are reviewed in brief. Our goal is to provide a modern look at the state of the art in multi-cloud computing and review open issues in the field. The goal is that this paper will help the reader to understand challenges facing cloud computing, how multi-cloud computing addresses some of these issues, and inspire community excitement at the future integration of multi-cloud platforms with other novel technologies.

Citation Key M2EC2019-MultiCloud