Publications: 2013

Managing elasticity across multiple cloud providers

AUTHORS: Fawaz Paraiso, Philippe Merle, and Lionel Seinturier.

In Proceedings of the 2013 international workshop on Multi-cloud applications and federated clouds (MultiCloud '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 53-60.


In the context of cloud computing, elasticity is the capacity to scale computing resources up and down easily. Currently, most Platforms as a Service manage application elasticity within a single cloud provider. However, the not so infrequent issue of cloud outage has become a concern that hinders the usability of cloud-based applications. The most promising solutions to this issue are those based on the federation of multiple clouds. In this paper, we present a Multi-Cloud-PaaS architecture. We show how this architecture can be used for managing elasticity across multiple cloud providers.

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