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Agents-based deployment of heterogeneous IaaS clouds
by Călin Şandru; Salvatore Venticinque
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE), Vol. 11, No. 1, 2015
Abstract: Cloud technology has provided much more effective and flexible management of computing infrastructure both to service vendors and customers. However, the provisioning of computing resources and deployment of applications using heterogeneous infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds is not straight forward, because offers are not easily comparable, providers ask for using different technologies and a standard is still lacking. Moreover cloud providers often hinder the adoption of a common standard in order to lock customers to their solutions. To address these issues we have designed and developed, within the research activities of the mOSAIC project, an agents-based solution that provides a uniform interface to IaaS provisioning and management. The Cloud Agency uses a set of vendor agents implementing adapters to different commercial cloud providers and open source cloud technologies. Starting from the computational constraints and from the application requirements, the vendor agents allow the users to negotiate the best IaaS solution that is available in the cloud market and to build and deploy his/her cloud infrastructure.
Online publication date: Fri, 21-Aug-2015
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