Simulation as a service: a case study of provisioning scientific simulation software via a cloud service

Morgan Eldred, Alice Good, Carl Jeffrey Adams

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This paper reports on a case study that was conducted on a large scale cloud service project that moved scientific simulation software to the cloud, one that used sensitive data. The study aimed to explore the challenges and practicalities of initiating and evaluating simulation as a cloud service. Action research was used to examine the nuances throughout the project as the service was moved from on-premise into a public cloud, lasting over one year from start to finish. The study was able to identify some emergent issues affecting initiation, technical security challenges and the evaluation of a significant change in a critical applications provisioning model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER 2015
ISBN (Print)978-989-758-110-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
EventEmerging Software as a Service and Analytics - ESaaSA 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 20 May 201520 May 2015


WorkshopEmerging Software as a Service and Analytics - ESaaSA 2015


  • WNU
  • Cloud Computing
  • Simulation as a Service
  • Software as a Service (SAAS)

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