Overcast: Eclipsing High Profile Open Source Cloud Initiatives @ OOPSLA09 Cloud Computing Workshop

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Can Cloud Computing be used without the traditional clustered, high-availability and highly complicated software stacks from big vendors or high profile open source initiatives? This paper presents the position that by leveraging the virtualization that is inherent in the cloud, we can recompose cloud systems out of more simple building blocks, breaking the dependancy on complicated software stacks and creating more secure and reliable systems than at present.