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Melbourne CLOUDS Lab’s 2018 Annual Report March 12, 2019

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On behalf of Melbourne CLOUDS Lab and the Cloudbus Project, I am pleased to share 2018 Annual Report detailing its R&D activities, outcomes, and community services. For full report, please visit:
http://www.cloudbus.org/reports/CLOUDS-Lab-AnnualReport2018.pdf

The highlights of our research activities and outcomes in 2018 are:

* The CLOUDS Lab successfully hosted two ARC research projects (Discovery and Linkage Projects) along with two industry funded projects. All our publications can be accessed from:
http://cloudbus.org/publications-years.html

* The Lab’s flagship Cloudbus Project has released various new modules for Aneka, CloudSim, iFogSim, and Fogbus. The iFogSim building on CloudSim is emerging as a de-facto Toolkit for modelling and simulation of Fog and Edge computing environments. It has been used by several researchers in academia and industries around the world.

* Members have presented over 26 invited talks that include 6 keynotes delivered at international conferences/seminars held in Australia, India, Indonesia, Mauritius, China, Italy, and France.

* “2018 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher” recognition from Thomson Reuters for a team member!

* The Lab housed several (short and long term) international visitors (academic and PhD students) from India, China, Germany, Estonia, Slovenia, and UK.

Wish you all a happy, peaceful, and prosperous rest of the year 2019.

Best regards
Raj

A Manifesto for Future Generation Cloud Computing: Research Directions for the Next Decade November 23, 2018

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A team of international experts (from Australia, USA, Europe, Brazil, China, India) have put together a 2030 Research Agenda for Cloud computing. A paper on this is now published in ACM Computing Surveys (November 2018 issue) as:
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A Manifesto for Future Generation Cloud Computing: Research Directions for the Next Decade
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Please check out:
https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3241737

Full version can be downloaded from:
http://www.buyya.com/papers/CloudManifesto.pdf

Bib details:


Rajkumar Buyya, Satish Narayana Srirama, Giuliano Casale, Rodrigo Calheiros, Yogesh Simmhan, Blesson Varghese, Erol Gelenbe, Bahman Javadi, Luis Miguel Vaquero, Marco A. S. Netto, Adel Nadjaran Toosi, Maria Alejandra Rodriguez, Ignacio M. Llorente, Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Pierangela Samarati, Dejan Milojicic, Carlos Varela, Rami Bahsoon, Marcos Dias de Assuncao, Omer Rana, Wanlei Zhou, Hai Jin, Wolfgang Gentzsch, Albert Zomaya, and Haiying Shen, A Manifesto for Future Generation Cloud Computing: Research Directions for the Next Decade, ACM Computing Surveys, Volume 51, No. 5, Article No. 105, Pages: 1-38, ISSN 0360-0300, ACM Press, New York, USA, November 2018.

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Abstract:

The Cloud computing paradigm has revolutionised the computer science horizon during the past decade and has enabled the emergence of computing as the fifth utility. It has captured significant attention of academia, industries, and government bodies. Now, it has emerged as the backbone of modern economy by offering subscription-based services anytime, anywhere following a pay-as-you-go model. This has instigated (1) shorter establishment times for start-ups, (2) creation of scalable global enterprise applications, (3) better cost-to-value associativity for scientific and high-performance computing applications, and (4) different invocation/execution models for pervasive and ubiquitous applications. The recent technological developments and paradigms such as serverless computing, software-defined networking, Internet of Things, and processing at network edge are creating new opportunities for Cloud computing. However, they are
also posing several new challenges and creating the need for new approaches and research strategies, as well as the re-evaluation of the models that were developed to address issues such as scalability, elasticity, reliability, security, sustainability, and application models. The proposed manifesto addresses them by identifying the major open challenges in Cloud computing, emerging trends, and impact areas. It then of-
fers research directions for the next decade, thus helping in the realisation of Future Generation Cloud Computing.

CLOUDS Lab’s 2017 Annual Report March 29, 2018

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On behalf of CLOUDS Lab and the Cloudbus Project, I am pleased to share
2017 Annual Report detailing its R&D activities, outcomes, and community
services. For full report, please visit:
http://www.cloudbus.org/reports/CLOUDS-Lab-AnnualReport2017.pdf

The highlights of research activities and outcomes in 2017 are:

* The CLOUDS Lab successfully hosted two ARC research projects (Discovery and Linkage Projects) along with two industry funded projects.

* The Lab’s flagship Cloudbus Project has released various new modules for Aneka, CloudSim and iFogSim. The iFogSim building on CloudSim is emerging as a de-facto Toolkit for modelling and simulation of Fog and Edge computing environments. It has been used by several researchers in academia and industries around the world.

* Members have presented over 40 invited talks that include 13 keynotes delivered at international conferences/seminars held in Australia, India, Indonesia, Mauritius, and UK.

* The Lab successfully hosted research activities of over 25 scholars, which include 16 PhD students and 4 Research Fellows.

* “2017 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher” recognition from Thomson Reuters for a team member!

* The Lab housed several (short and long term) international visitors (academic and PhD students) from India, China, Germany, Estonia, and UK.

Wish you all a happy, peaceful, and prosperous rest of the year 2017.

Best regards
Raj

Recent R&D Updates from CLOUDS Lab – Next-Gen Clouds, Fogs, Systems September 16, 2017

Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in Cloud Computing, CLOUDS Lab News, Manjrasoft News, Uncategorized.
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It has been quite sometime we communicated. Let me share our recent R&D efforts in CLOUDS Lab, which of course reflect trends and new research directions our community is taking:
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1. Fog/Edge Computing paradigm is getting popular to meet requirements of emerging applications of IoT (Internet of Things). Of course, it complements Cloud computing by bringing a notion of Clouds to edge to support latency-sensitive applications. CLOUDS Lab at Melbourne is actively working on developing tools and technologies for Fog Computing. They include a Simulator (iFogSim), applications combining IoT, mobile, and clouds in areas such as healthcare, creating Fog environment using IoT devices, Fog devices (Raspberry pi) and enterprise/public clouds.

For details, please check out “Fog Computing Initiative” website:
http://www.cloudbus.org/fog/

This month our paper on a simulator for Fog Computing (iFogSim) is published. You can browse it from:
http://www.cloudbus.org/papers/iFogSim.pdf

2. I am involving in editing a book on:
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Fog and Edge Computing: Principles and Paradigms
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We love to receive a chapter contribution proposal from you. Please check a call for chapters for details: http://www.cloudbus.org/fog/book/

3. We have been exploring issues involved in enhancing Reliability and QoS Services in Systems supporting Stream and BigData applications. Outcomes of these efforts are reported in our recent papers:
http://www.buyya.com/papers/RPDI-Deadline-HybridClouds.pdf
http://www.buyya.com/papers/E-Storm2017.pdf
http://www.buyya.com/papers/BigData-eScience2017.pdf

4. Earlier, I shared about our efforts in putting together an article focusing on “Next Generation Cloud Computing: New Trends and Research Directions”. This work has been revised a lot to capture some of the recent trends and al,so address comments of external experts. The latest version has been accepted for publication in Journal – Future Generation Computer Systems. You can browse it from:
http://www.buyya.com/papers/NextGenCloudComputing.pdf
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Happy reading and have a nice weekend:-)

Cheers
Raj

Manjrasoft in “The 10 Most Valuable Cloud Solutions Provider Companies” Listing April 25, 2017

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Manjrasoft is part of “The 10 Most Valuable Cloud Solutions Provider Companies” (March 2017). For details, please check out: http://www.insightssuccess.com/the-10-most-valuable-cloud-solutions-provider-companies-march2017/

CLOUDS Lab’s 2016 Annual Report April 25, 2017

Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in Cloud Computing, CLOUDS Lab News, Manjrasoft News.
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On behalf of CLOUDS Lab and the Cloudbus Project, I am pleased to share
2016 Annual Report detailing its R&D activities, outcomes, and community
services. For full report, please visit:
http://www.cloudbus.org/reports/CLOUDS-Lab-AnnualReport2016.pdf

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The highlights of research activities and outcomes in 2016 are:

* The Lab’s flagship Cloudbus Project has released various new modules for Aneka, CloudSim and iFogSim. The new CloudSim Toolkit now contains modules for DVFS, web modelling, MapReduce application and Containers modelling. It has been used by several researchers in academia and industries around the world including Ericsson!

* The Lab successfully hosted four ARC research projects: Future Fellowship programme (Autonomic Cloud Computing), 2 Discovery Projects, and 1 Industry Linkage Project.

* The Lab successfully hosted research activities of over 25 scholars: 16 PhD students, 6 Research Fellows (4 at PostDoc level and 2 Software Engineers).

* “2016 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher” recognition from Thomson Reuters for a team member!
*  In 2016 alone, our papers have attracted over 8750 citations (ref: Google Scholar) and we hope this trend will continue!
* The Lab housed several (short and long term) international visitors (academic and PhD students) from India, China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Korea, and UK.
* Our Lab’s spin-off company, Manjrasoft has been recognised as one of the Top 5 Cloud Apps companies by the Silicon Review Magazine.
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Wish you all a happy, peaceful, and prosperous rest of the year 2017.

Best regards
Raj

New Updates and Hot Topics for 2016 January 15, 2016

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Dear Friends.

Let me first, wish you and your family members a happy, peaceful, and spiritually progressive new year 2016.

Let me briefly share new updates from our side especially those happened in Dec. month:

1. In Dec. month, I visited Cyprus and presented a seminar
“New Innovations in Cloud Computing for Big Data Applications”
in University of Cyprus. You can access a video of talk:

2. In Dec.,  I also visited Iran and presented a keynote for “National Conference on Strategies for Development of Content Distribution Networks”. If you like to browse slides, please download:
http://cloudbus.org/talks/CDN-Cloud-Buyya-Keynote-2015.ppt

3. “A blueprint for greener cloud computing” written by Kristen Michelle Goodgam (a Journalist and colleague in Melbourne University) after interviewing me. It aims at broader audience. So, I am expecting everyone to understand it easily. Give it a try:
https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/a-blueprint-for-greener-cloud-computing

4. I recently mange to compile all our publications for 2015. You can
access them from: http://cloudbus.org/publications-years.html

5. The topics that continue to be popular in 2016 are:

– Internet of Things
– Big Data
– Cloud Computing
(as many innovative applications are delivered through Clouds)
– Now “Fog Computing” is slowly getting popular. We recently wrote a
book chapter on it (to be published in “Internet of Things: Principles
and Paradigm” book by Elsevier/MKP. You can access early version from:
http://www.buyya.com/papers/FogComputing2016.pdf

The IEEE Computer Society has unveiled its Top 9 Technology Trends for
2016. You can access them from:

http://www.computer.org/web/computingnow/trends/Top-Technology-Trends-2016?lf1=7821492123a779218691134e54348018

Good news is that many them have commonality with ones I noted above and
also some of them are topic of CLOUDS Lab 2015 publications.

Happy reading!

Cheers
Raj

A blueprint for greener cloud computing January 15, 2016

Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in Cloud Computing, CLOUDS Lab News, Uncategorized.
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This article is actually written by Kristen Michelle Goodgam (a Journalist and colleague in Melbourne University) after interviewing me. It aims at broader audience. So, we am expecting all everyone to understand it easily. Give it a try:
https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/a-blueprint-for-greener-cloud-computing

CLOUDS Lab Mid Year 2012 Updates July 3, 2012

Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in Cloud Computing, CLOUDS Lab News.
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Dear All:

Here are some new updates from CLOUDS Lab and also pointers to upcoming events:

1. An integration of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing is leading to the creation of smart applications in areas such as environment modelling, business intelligence, smart transportation, and disaster management. We recently put together a vision and future directions article on this and published it as a Tech Report of our CLOUDS Lab. You can browse the report from:
http://www.cloudbus.org/papers/Internet-of-Things-Vision-Future2012.pdf

2. Recently we also published several journal papers in Cloud computing with focus on Admission Control, SLA Management, and Elastic Scaling of Cloud applications in InterClouds. You can browse them from:
http://www.cloudbus.org/publications-years.html

3. Two upcoming conferences — UCC 2012 to be held in Chicago and CCGrid 2013 to be held in the Netherlads are seeking papers. For details on Call for Papers, please visit event websites:
UCC 2012: http://www.cloudbus.org/ucc2012/
CCGrid 2013: http://www.pds.ewi.tudelft.nl/ccgrid2013/

Best regards
Raj

New developments in Cloud computing, Software Releases, and 2011 Annual Report of CLOUDS Lab March 19, 2012

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Dear Visitor:

I would like to briefly update you on various activities/events that occurred in CLOUDS Lab since Oct 2011. Key ones are:

1. CLOUDS Lab has successfully hosted 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011) conference in Melbourne. The conference attracted participants from academia and industry from all over the world. We had invited talks presented from various IT companies including Fujitsu, Dell, Amazon, and Google. For full details on the conference program, please visit the website: http://www.cloudbus.org/ucc2011/

There is also conference Album, which you can browse to get the feeling virtually:-)

2. I have visited conferences held in Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangalore, and Hyderabad and presented keynote talks. You may want to browse a keynote paper presented at CSC 2011 conference held in Hong Kong from:
http://www.cloudbus.org/papers/SLA-Cloud-CSC2011-HongKong.pdf

3. We have been working with members of CSMIC (Cloud Service Measurement Index Consortium) from all over the world. Our work with one of the leading members CA (Computer Associates) is described in our article:
http://www.cloudbus.org/papers/SMICloud2011.pdf

4. Early this year, I have visited Singapore and presented a talk on “Energy Efficient Cloud Computing”. You can download my slides from:
http://www.cloudbus.org/talks/Energy-EfficientCloudComputing-Feb2012.ppt

5. We also released a new version of CloudSim software. Pls see:
http://www.cloudbus.org/cloudsim/doc/release_notes.txt

6. CLOUDS Lab has become a member of Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), which is driven by user communities such as BMW. For more details, Check out:
http://www.opendatacenteralliance.org/

7. Finally, we wrote 2011 Annual Report on our CLOUDS Lab:-)
Please browse it from:
http://www.cloudbus.org/reports/CLOUDS-Lab-AnnualReport2011.pdf

All publications on CLOUDS Lab in 2011 are now online. You can access them from: http://www.cloudbus.org/publications-years.html

Wish you all a happy and prosperous rest of the year 2012.

Cheers
Raj