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Beyond Mere Application Structure Thoughts on the Future of Cloud Orchestration Tools

Joerg Domaschka; Frank Griesinger; Daniel Baur; Alessandro Rossini;
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  • Published: 30 Oct 2015 Journal: Procedia Computer Science, volume 68, pages 151-162 (issn: 1877-0509, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Managing cloud applications running on IaaS is complicated and error prone. This is why DevOps tools and application description languages have been emerging. While these tools and languages enable the user to define the application and communication structure based on application components, they lack the possibility to define sophisticated communication patterns including the wiring on instance level. This paper details these shortcomings and presents approaches to overcome them. In particular, they we propose (i) adding boundaries to wiring specifications and (ii) introducing a higher-level abstraction—called facet—on top of the application. The combination of both concepts allows specifying wiring on basis of logical units and their relations. Hence, the concepts overcome general wiring problems that currently exist in cloud orchestration tools. In addition to that, the introduction of facets improves the re-use of components across different applications.
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free text keywords: cloud computing, life-cycle management, cross-cloud application, Structure (mathematical logic), Cloud computing, business.industry, business, Distributed computing, DevOps, Product life-cycle management, Computer science, Orchestration (computing)
Funded by
PaaSage: Model Based Cloud Platform Upperware
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 317715
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ICT
EC| CloudSocket
Business and IT-Cloud Alignment using a Smart Socket
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 644690
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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