Software-Defined Cloud Computing

Project description

Cloud computing offers utility-oriented IT services to users worldwide. Based on pay-as-you-go model, it enables hosting of pervasive applications from consumer, scientific, and business domains. However, applications are unable to harness the full power of Clouds due to partial virtualisation and lack of integrated management of compute and network resources of data centres.

This project aims to transform cloud computing by developing:

  • Architectural principles for software-defined clouds
  • Algorithms and policies for integrated allocation ofcompute and network resources to meet quality-of-service requirements of applications
  • A novel software technology for energy-efficient management of software-defined clouds

Project team

Leader: Rajkumar Buyya

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Research Centre

Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory


Computing and Information Systems


Networks and data in society, Optimisation of resources and infrastructure


distributed and cloud computing