Opportunities in a Federated Cloud Marketplace
Recent measurement studies show that there are massively distributed hosting and computing infrastructures deployed in the Internet. Such infrastructures include large data centers and organizations' computing clusters. When idle, these resources can readily serve local users. Such users can be Smartphone or tablet users wishing to access services such as remote desktop or CPU/bandwidth intensive activities. Particularly, when they are likely to have high latency to access, or may have no access at all to, centralized cloud providers. Today, however, there is no global marketplace where sellers and buyers of available resources can trade.