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Counting the cost of FIRE - overcoming barriers to sustainable experimentation facilities

Counting the cost of FIRE - overcoming barriers to sustainable experimentation facilities
Counting the cost of FIRE - overcoming barriers to sustainable experimentation facilities
Sustaining European experimental facilities for Future Internet research is a significant challenge for testbed providers, funding bodies, and customers who depend on their long-term availability. To date, sustainability plans for experimental facilities have been dominated by abstract notions of business value and unclear business models. We argue that this fails to recognise that cost accountability is the critical element necessary to drive efficiency, irrespective of whether revenue is provided from public or commercial sources. Only through cost accountability can facilities make operational management decisions that are aligned with performance metrics and assess the financial viability of business plans. In this paper we demonstrate how cost modelling and usage accounting can be used to support operational and sustainability decisions for a federated cloud experimentation facility
978-3-642-38081-5
297-309
Springer
Boniface, Mike
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Inglesant, Philip
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Papay, Juri
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Galis, Alex
Gavras, Anastasius
Boniface, Mike
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Inglesant, Philip
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Papay, Juri
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Galis, Alex
Gavras, Anastasius

Boniface, Mike, Inglesant, Philip and Papay, Juri (2013) Counting the cost of FIRE - overcoming barriers to sustainable experimentation facilities. Galis, Alex and Gavras, Anastasius (eds.) In The Future Internet. vol. 7858, Springer. pp. 297-309 .

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Sustaining European experimental facilities for Future Internet research is a significant challenge for testbed providers, funding bodies, and customers who depend on their long-term availability. To date, sustainability plans for experimental facilities have been dominated by abstract notions of business value and unclear business models. We argue that this fails to recognise that cost accountability is the critical element necessary to drive efficiency, irrespective of whether revenue is provided from public or commercial sources. Only through cost accountability can facilities make operational management decisions that are aligned with performance metrics and assess the financial viability of business plans. In this paper we demonstrate how cost modelling and usage accounting can be used to support operational and sustainability decisions for a federated cloud experimentation facility

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Published date: May 2013
Venue - Dates: Future Internet Assembly 2013: Validated Results and New Horizons, Belgium, 2013-07-15 - 2013-07-26
Organisations: IT Innovation

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Local EPrints ID: 354194
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/354194
ISBN: 978-3-642-38081-5
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Date deposited: 04 Jul 2013 13:13
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 21:32

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