(Talk) Market-Oriented Cloud Computing and the Aneka Platform

  • Speaker: Rajkumar Buyya
  • Location: UBC Vancouver Campus, 2356 Main Mall, MCLD 418
  • Date & Time: September 10, 2013, 4:30pm


Computing is being transformed to a model consisting of services that are
commoditised and delivered in a manner similar to utilities such as water,
electricity, gas, and telephony. In such a model, users access services
based on their requirements without regard to where the services are
hosted. Several computing paradigms have promised to deliver this utility
computing vision. Cloud computing is the most recent emerging paradigm
promising to turn the vision of “computing utilities” into a reality.
Cloud computing has emerged as one of the buzzwords in the IT industry.
Several IT vendors are promising to offer storage, computation and application
hosting services, and provide coverage in several continents, offering
Service-Level Agreements (SLA) backed performance and uptime promises for
their services. It delivers infrastructure, platform, and software
(application) as services, which are made available as subscription-based
services in a pay-as-you-go model to consumers. The price that Cloud
Service Providers charge can vary with time and the quality of service
(QoS) expectations of consumers.
This keynote/seminar presentation will cover (a) 21st century vision of
computing and identifies various IT paradigms promising to deliver the
vision of computing utilities; (b) opportunities and challenges for utility and
market-oriented Cloud computing, (c) innovative architecture for creating
market-oriented and elastic Clouds by harnessing virtualisation technologies; (d) Aneka, a Cloud Application Platform, for rapid development of Cloud applications and their deployment on private/public Clouds with resource provisioning driven by SLAs; (e) experimental results on deploying Cloud applications in engineering, gaming, and health care domains (integrating sensors networks, mobile devices), ISRO satellite image processing on elastic Clouds, and (f) directions for delivering our 21st century vision along with pathways for future research.


Speaker’s Biography

Rajkumar Buyya is Professor of Computer Science and Software
Engineering, Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council, and
Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS)
Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving
as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University,
commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over
425 publications and four text books including “Mastering Cloud
Computing” published by McGraw Hill and Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 2013 for Indian and international markets respectively. He also edited several books including “Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms” (Wiley Press, USA, Feb 2011).

He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software
engineering worldwide (h-index=76, g-index=145, 25800+ citations).
Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as the world’s top
author in distributed and parallel computing between 2007 and 2012.
He is an “ISI Highly Cited Researcher”.

Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr.
Buyya’s leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several
academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around
the world. Dr.  Buyya has led the establishment and development of key
community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE
Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences.
These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are
recognized through the award of “2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in
Scalable Computing” from the IEEE Computer Society, USA. Manjrasoft’s
Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received “2010
Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award” and “2011
Telstra Innovation Challenge, People’s Choice Award”. He is currently
serving as the foundation Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of IEEE Transactions on
Cloud Computing. For further information on Dr. Buyya, please visit his
cyberhome: www.buyya.com

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