Everyone knows about eventual consistency properties of the cloud, but do you know how long it will take for a piece of data to become consistent/fresh? Despite the aim of providing infinite scalability, is there any hard limits on some of the leading cloud platform services? We know cloud platforms aims to provide auto-scaling, but is it really all magic?
We at the University of NSW and National ICT Australia (NICTA) have been evaluating Cloud platforms over the last 18 months. In this session, we will share with the audience some of these (often surprising) evaluation findings, that should be of interest to application architects and developers looking at designing and building solutions using the cloud.
By Anna Liu, Hiroshi Wada, Kevin Lee, National ICT Australia, UNSW