Title: Ontology-based broker system for interoperability of federated cloud computing platforms

Authors: Surachai Huapai; Unnadathorn Moonpen; Thepparit Banditwattanawong

Addresses: School of Information Technology, Sripatum University, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand ' Department of Business Computer, Faculty of Business Administration and Accounting, Roiet Rajabhat University, Roiet 10900, Thailand ' Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Abstract: This paper presents an ontology-based broker system for the interoperability of federated clouds. The system can provision cloud infrastructure resources from different platforms to meet the users' requirements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The system engaged an ontology to enable the interoperability of heterogeneous IaaS management platforms, OpenStack, Apache CloudStack and VMware ESXi. The system provisioned appropriate cloud-infrastructure resources from available platforms based on a vector-space algorithm. Evaluation results relying on the two data sets of non-scheduled and scheduled IaaS-user requests show that our system is practical in that average latencies to generate REST commands for virtual machine provisioning take less than a second per request and are linearly proportional to the number of provisioned servers.

Keywords: federated-cloud computing; cloud broker; cloud ontology; infrastructure as a service; interoperability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2021.10044868

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2021 Vol.67 No.1, pp.69 - 78

Received: 10 Sep 2020
Accepted: 22 Dec 2020

Published online: 07 Feb 2022 *

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