Proc. Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC 2014), Port Elizabeth, September 2014, pp 469-470

Philip Machanick and Kieran Hunt

Warehouse-scale computing supports cloud-based services such as shared disk space, computation services and social networks. Although warehouse-scale computing is inexpensive per user, the cost to entry is high, and the pressures to generate revenues to cover costs leads service providers to pursue monetizing services aggressively. In this paper, we explore some ideas for removing the need for central servers by exploiting peer-to-peer technologies.

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