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Title: Systematic survey on evolution of cloud architectures

Authors: S. Bharath Bhushan; Pradeep Reddy; Dhenesh V. Subramanian; X.Z. Gao

Addresses: School of Information Technology and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India ' School of Information Technology and Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, India ' School of Computing Information and Mathematical Sciences, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji ' Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto, Finland

Abstract: Cloud architectures are becoming an active area of research. The quality and durability of a software system are defined by its architecture. The architecture approaches that are used to build cloud-based systems are not available in a blended fashion to achieve an effective universal architecture solution. The paper aims to contribute to the systematic literature review (SLR) to assist researchers who are striving to contribute in this area. The main objective of this review is to systematically identify and analyse the recently published research topics related to software architecture for cloud with regard to research activity, used tools and techniques, proposed approaches, domains. The applied method is SLR based on four selected electronic databases proposed by Kitchenham and Charters (2007). Out of 400 classified publications, we regard 121 as relevant for our research domain. We outline taxonomy of their topics and domains, provide lists of used methods and proposed approaches. At present, there is little research coverage on software architectures for cloud, while other disciplines have become more active. The future work is to develop a secure architecture to achieve quality of service and service level agreements.

Keywords: cloud computing; software architectures; quality of service; service level agreement; resource and service management; security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2018.090661

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2018 Vol.11 No.1, pp.14 - 38

Available online: 19 Mar 2018 *

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