PARTNER INTERVIEW

Partner Interview: SICS

We wanted to know how the project partners view current challenges and opportunities in cloud storage and how VISION Cloud addresses these issues.

The Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) is a non-profit research organisation. SICS' mission is to contribute to the competitive strength of Swedish industry by conducting advanced and focused research in strategic areas of computer science, and actively promoting industrial use of new research ideas and results in industry and society at large.
 
Interview:
 
Q1: Cloud Computing and especially cloud storage are big topics. What is your view on why cloud storage is important?
  • high availability
  • almost no administration
  • reduce costs
Q2: What are the main missing parts in todays‘ cloud computing landscape? 
 
Security and privacy are concerns. Also, tools for analyzing large data sets in the cloud are limited, difficult to use, and especially difficult to get good performance (maximum utilization of available resources).
 
Q3: What are your plans for year two in VISION Cloud?
 
Among other things, both the run-time execution system and the storlet
programming model will be extended to deal with storlet constraints and
security.
 
Further Links:
VISION Cloud Fact Sheet
VISION Cloud Use Cases
VISION Cloud Project Partners

 
Further Interviews:
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SAP

Published:
04.11.2011
Author:
Linda Rath-Wiggins
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