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Research group leader for software systems at NICTA, Anna Liu, demonstrates a tool for users wishing to, or already taking advantage of, cloud services.
The four-part product, called Yuruware, enables customers to switch cloud providers, monitor their cloud applications, compare other providers and trim their idle resources. The latter two are already commercially available.
Liu said that in the event of a disaster or outage in a geographical location, users would be easily able to move their entire cloud services to another provider. Such a move would require the development of standards, of which Liu said it already participates in and has received quite positive feedback on already.