Date Added: Jul 2010
The success of cloud computing can lead to large, centralized collections of Virtual Machine (VM) images. The ability to interactively search these VM images at a high semantic level emerges as an important capability. This paper examines the opportunities and challenges in creating such a search capability, and presents early evidence of its feasibility. As cloud computing gains momentum, collections of Virtual Machine (VM) images are starting to grow within clouds. These VM images embody precious information that is incidental to their primary purpose.