Next generation cloud computing: New trends and research directions

Blesson Varghese, Rajkumar Buyya

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The landscape of cloud computing has significantly changed over the last decade. Not only have more providers and service offerings crowded the space, but also cloud infrastructure that was traditionally limited to single provider data centers is now evolving. In this paper, we firstly discuss the changing cloud infrastructure and consider the use of infrastructure from multiple providers and the benefit of decentralising computing away from data centers. These trends have resulted in the need for a variety of new computing architectures that will be offered by future cloud infrastructure. These architectures are anticipated to impact areas, such as connecting people and devices, data-intensive computing, the service space and self-learning systems. Finally, we lay out a roadmap of challenges that will need to be addressed for realising the potential of next generation cloud systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-861
Number of pages13
JournalFuture Generation Computing Systems
Issue number3
Early online date23 Sep 2017
Publication statusEarly online date - 23 Sep 2017


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