Blueprint template support for engineering cloud-based services

D.K. Nguyen, F. Lelli, Y. Taher, M.S. Parkin, M. Papazoglou, W.J.A.M. van den Heuvel

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    Current cloud-based service offerings are often provided as one-size-fits-all solutions and give little or no room for customization. This limits the ability for application developers to pick and choose offerings from multiple software, platform, infrastructure service providers and configure them dynamically and in an optimal fashion to address their application requirements. Furthermore, combining different independent cloud-based services necessitates a uniform description format that facilitates their design, customization, and composition. Hence, there is a need to break down the monolithic offerings into loosely-coupled cloud services offered by multiple providers that can be flexibly customized and (re-)composed in different settings. We propose in this paper the Blueprint concept - a uniform abstract description for cloud service offerings that may cross different cloud computing layers, i.e. software, platform and infrastructure. Using the proposed Blueprint Template for engineering cloud service offerings will solve these shortcomings and subsequently lower the barrier to entry for cloud computing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th European Conference, ServiceWave 2011. Towards a Service-Based Internet
    EditorsW. Abramowicz, I. Martín Llorente, M. Surridge, A. Zisman, J. Vayssière
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISBN (Print)9783642247545
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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