Why Cloud Computing
Dr. Cliff Neuman, USC Center for Computer Systems Security • Dr. Darrell Long, UCSC • Surendra Reddy, Yahoo!

Cloud Computing has recently experienced significant growth; it is the new topic du jour. Clouds can be used variously to solve generic business purposes, support scientific use, and have the potential for improving resiliency, with appropriate software/runtime environments. Clouds leverage virtualization and high performance networking connectivity. This panel will present three speakers to discuss their implementations of cloud computing, the benefits they have seen or hope to see, the lessons they have learned, and their thoughts about the future use.

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