Publications: 2013

Towards Cross-Layer Monitoring of Multi-Cloud Service-Based Applications

AUTHORS: Chrysostomos Zeginis, Kyriakos Kritikos, Panagiotis Garefalakis, Konstantina Konsolaki, Kostas Magoutis and Dimitris Plexousakis.

In Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC 2013), Malaga, Spain, 11-13 September 2013.


Cloud computing is becoming a popular platform to deliver service-based applications (SBAs) based on service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles. Monitoring the performance and functionality of SBAs deployed on multiple Cloud providers (in what is also known as Multi-Cloud setups) and adapting them to variations/events produced by several layers (infrastructure, platform, application, service, etc.) in a coordinated manner are challenges for the research community. This paper proposes a monitoring framework for Multi-Cloud SBAs with two main objectives: (a) perform cross-layer (Cloud and SOA) monitoring enabling concerted adaptation actions; (b) address new challenges raised in Multi-Cloud SBA deployment. The proposed framework is empirically evaluated on a real-world Multi-Cloud setup.

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