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Over the past five years, cloud computing has gone from a curiosity to
core scientific technology. The cloud's relative simplicity, instant
availability, and reasonable cost have made it attractive to
scientists, especially in domains relatively new to large scale data
analysis. This trend will continue into the foreseeable future,
challenging resource providers to adapt their services, to provide
easy federation with other providers, and to accommodate many
different scientific disciplines. For developers of cloud services,
there are also many challenges. Efficient access to, and the curation
of large data sets remain largely unsolved problems. Image
management also raises new issues, especially if these images are to
be shared and trusted. This presentation reviews the current status
of cloud computing and presents some ideas on how the upcoming
challenges might be met.
Presented at CNAF in Bologna, Italy by Charles Loomis in May 2013.