In recent times, a user is unable to think of using an electronic device, say a mobile phone or laptop without access to the cloud. Cloud is a storage space created over the internet for users to store and share data like files, images, videos, etc. As the data is stored in a remote physical location over the internet, it can be easily accessed from any electronic device with a connection to the internet. Cloud spaces are also well-protected by the users created ID and password. The main feature of clouds is that it helps reduce the burden on the devices’ own storage space by uploading everything on the internet.
A professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern University, Miriam Leeser says that they are trying to push the limits of cloud computing and see what it can bring for the next generation.
Another associate professor of computer science, Peter Desnoyer says that it is only companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon who have done the most research about cloud companies. These large companies are the ones who operate the most with cloud services.
“The insights they get from operating these large systems and observing users’ needs are key to many advances,” Desnoyer says. “Yet they’re also cautious because they don’t want to disrupt service, making it hard for them to take large leaps.”
It will help researchers and developers to create and develop more and more innovative and new cloud services. It will also help them aim to reach a broader audience and create a user base.
“There’s an infinite set of arbitrary things we could create—some of them are useful, most of them aren’t. Offering actual services to real users helps us find innovations that are actually useful. Our goal is to enable computer scientists across all of this community to work on the research that will build the cloud of the future.”