Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
The cloud has proven itself as a scalable platform for web-based applications. However, scientists and medical researchers are still searching for a simple cloud-based architecture that enables secure collaboration and sharing of distributed datasets. To date, attempts at using the cloud for this purpose generally view the cloud as simply a pool of servers upon which to run their legacy software. This approach fails to leverage the unique platform capabilities of the cloud. In this paper, the authors describe their Cloud Distributed Research Network (CloudDRN).