Open Cirrus: A Global Cloud Computing Testbed
Open Cirrus is a cloud computing testbed that, unlike existing alternatives, federates distributed data centers. It aims to spur innovation in systems and applications research and catalyze development of an open source service stack for the cloud. There is growing interest in cloud computing within the systems and applications research communities. However, systems researchers often find it difficult to do credible work without access to large-scale distributed data centers. Application researchers could also benefit from being able to control the deployment and consumption of hosted services across a distributed cloud computing testbed.