REMICS participation at BENEVOL 2011


REMICS was presenting a paper in the 10th edition of the BElgian-NEtherlands software eVOLution seminar (BENEVOL 2011) will take place in Brussels on the 8th and 9th of December, and is co-located with the closing event of the Belspo funded IUAP project MoVES. (

Mosser, S., Brandtzæg, E., Mohagheghi, P.: Cloud Computing: From Revolution to Evolution. Accepted paper in BElgian-NEtherlands software eVOLution seminar (BENEVOL'11).


Cloud–Computing was considered as a revolution . Taking its root in distributed systems design, this paradigm advocates the share of distributed computing resources designated as “the cloud ”. The main advantage of using a cloud-based infrastructure is the associated scalability property (called elasticity). Since a cloud works on a pay–as–you–go basis, companies can rent computing resources in an elastic way. A typical example is to temporary increase the server–side capacity of an e–commerce website to avoid service breakdowns during a load peak (e.g., Christmas period). However, there is still a huge gap between the commercial point of view and the technical reality that one has to face in front of “the cloud”. As any emerging paradigm, and despite all its intrinsic advantages, Cloud–Computing still relies on fuzzy definitions and lots of buzzwords (e.g. ,theoverused“IaaS”, “PaaS” and “SaaS” acronymsthat does not come with accepted definitions).