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Deploying Virtual Cluster Nodes Distributed Over Different Cloud Providers for On-Demand Resource Provisioning

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Executive Summary

Cloud computing technologies can offer important benefits for IT organizations and data centers running MTC applications such as elasticity and rapid provisioning, enabling the organization to increase or decrease its infrastructure capacity within minutes, according to the computing necessities; pay as you go model, allowing organizations to purchase and pay for the exact amount of infrastructure they require at any specific time; reduced capital costs, since organizations can reduce or even eliminate their in-house infrastructures, resulting on a reduction in capital investment and personnel costs; access to potentially "Unlimited" resources, as most cloud providers allow to deploy hundreds or even thousands of server instances simultaneously; and flexibility, because the user can deploy cloud instances with different hardware configurations, operating systems, and software packages.

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