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SBIR Phase I: Investigating the Feasibility of a Real-time Cloud Computing…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1047239
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
IC
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Altometrics, Inc.
100 Europa Dr Suite 540 Chapel Hill, NC 27517-2357
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: SBIR Phase I: Investigating the Feasibility of a Real-time Cloud Computing Application Performance Management Tool
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1047239
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to enable the global acceptance of cloud computing. Infrastructure outsourcing has become increasingly profitable and efficient for IT departments, but it has also birthed a new problem. Online application developers are left almost entirely unable to manage or even track the real-time performance of their applications as a user would experience it. Cloud computing is under particular scrutiny concerning its performance. The company has conceived a tool to give full visibility into outsourced infrastructure performance, considering performance from a user's perspective. The research objectives are threefold: 1. transition the analysis from offline methods into real-time, streaming methods, 2. automate and extend the basic diagnostic methods and 3. reduce the time taken to create a profile of normal server performance Research will involve experimentation, manual analysis of statistical assumptions, and field testing in a large network. New data structures and algorithms will be created to represent and track performance data. In the end, Altometrics anticipates having an analysis software that automatically identifies and diagnoses server performance issues in an outsourced infrastructure. If successfully deployed, this innovation has the potential to foster the widespread acceptance of cloud computing, making the Internet more capable and less expensive. For cloud computing in particular, lack of service assurance is one of the two big barriers keeping the cloud from widespread acceptance. This innovation has the potential to open the market and offer a distinctive edge for the company. The commercial opportunities in this emerging space are significant.

Principal Investigator:

Jeff Terrell
9193573116
jeff@altometrics.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Terrell
PhD
9193573116
jeff@altometrics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Altometrics, Inc.
100 Europa Dr Suite 540 Chapel Hill, NC 27517-2357

EIN/Tax ID: 272682722
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No