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    • Friday February 15, 2013 - Saturday February 16, 2013
      10:00 am - 10:59 am
  • Location: ISyE Executive Classroom
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TITLE:  Cloud computing: survey of optimization problems

SPEAKER: Ilyas Iyoob


The term ‘cloud’ is becoming increasingly popular in the IT world, and in spite of all the skepticism, a large number of early adopters are working with us to test and validate the feasibility of cloud computing.  The complexity of the cloud combined with the extensive amounts of data collected, causes it to be a very attractive candidate for stochastic modeling and optimization, but little has been done in this field because of (1) the immaturity in cloud technology, and (2) the lack of standardization.

In this talk, we first introduce cloud computing from an OR perspective, followed by a classification of optimization problems in this space using a supply chain analogy.  We list the different stochastic modeling and optimization problems to be solved by each echelon in the cloud IT supply chain: cloud providers, cloud consumers, and cloud brokers. Finally, we describe a case study from the State of Texas that shows that the true benefits of cloud computing can be acquired only through rigorous application of analytics and optimization to the planning and execution of the cloud.

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  • Created On: Feb 11, 2013 - 9:21am
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