From infrastructure delivery to service management in clouds



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Rodero Merino, Luis and Vaquero, Luis M. and Gil, Victor and Galán, Fermín and Fontán, Javier and Montero, Ruben S. and Llorente, Ignacio M. (2010) From infrastructure delivery to service management in clouds. Future Generation Computer Systems, 26 (8). ISSN 0167-739X

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Clouds have changed the way we think about IT infrastructure management. Providers of software-based services are now able to outsource the operation of the hardware platforms required by those services. However, as the utilization of cloud platforms grows, users are realizing that the implicit promise of clouds (leveraging them from the tasks related with infrastructure management) is not fulfilled. A reason for this is that current clouds offer interfaces too close to that infrastructure, while users demand functionalities that automate the management of their services as a whole unit. To overcome this limitation, we propose a new abstraction layer closer to the lifecycle of services that allows for their automatic deployment and escalation depending on the service status (not only on the infrastructure). This abstraction layer can sit on top of different cloud providers, hence mitigating the potential lock-in problem and allowing the transparent federation of clouds for the execution of services. Here, we present Claudia, a service management system that implements such an abstraction layer, and the results of the deployment of a grid service (based on the Sun Grid Engine software) on such system.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cloud computing, Advanced service management, Automatic scalability
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Internet
Sciences > Computer science > Networks
Sciences > Computer science > Hardware
ID Code:44171
Deposited On:01 Aug 2017 10:00
Last Modified:01 Aug 2017 10:07

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