Lifecycle Management of Service-based Applications on Multi-Clouds: A Research Roadmap
AUTHORS: George Baryannis, Panagiotis Garefalakis, Kyriakos Kritikos, Kostas Magoutis, Antonis Papaioannou, Dimitris Plexousakis and Chrysostomos Zeginis.
In Proceedings of MultiCloud 2013: International Workshop on Multi-Cloud Applications and Federated Clouds, Prague, Czech Republic, 21-24 April 2013.
Abstract: In this paper we identify current challenges in the deployment of complex distributed applications on multiple Cloud providers and review the state of the art in model-driven Cloud software engineering. Challenges include lack of support for heterogeneous Cloud providers; limited matchmaking between application requirements and Cloud capabilities; lack of meaningful cross-platform Cloud resource descriptions; lack of lifecycle management of Cloud applications; inadequate cross-layer monitoring and adaptation based on event correlation; and others. In this paper we propose solutions to these challenges and highlight the expected benefits in the context of a complex distributed application.