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Challenges and Opportunities of VM Image Curation and Discovery

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Virtual Machine (VM) images are being used more and more widely, across a range of research computation services. With the increasing creation and adoption of VM images, there is a need for maintenance regimes, discovery mechanisms, and curation practices to support researchers whose focus is on the use of these images, not their creation and upkeep.