On the Benefits of Transparent Compression for Cost-Effective Cloud Data Storage

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing has revolutionized the way one thinks of acquiring computational resources: it allows users to deploy Virtual Machines (VMs) at large scale and pay only for the resources that were actually used throughout the runtime of the VMs. This new model raises new challenges in the design and development of IaaS middleware: excessive storage costs associated with both user data and VM images might make the cloud less attractive, especially for users that need to manipulate huge data sets and a large number of VM images.

Provided by: INRIA Topic: Cloud Date Added: Aug 2011 Format: PDF

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