Self-Configuration of Distributed Applications in the Cloud

Abstract : In the field of cloud computing, current solutions dedicated to PaaS (Platform as a Service), i.e. the environments that deal with the different stages of the application life-cycle, remain business domain specific and are only partially automated. This limitation is due to the lack of an architectural model for describing a distributed application in terms of its software stacks (operating system, middleware, application), their instantiation as virtual machines, and their configuration interdependencies. This article puts forward (i) a component-based application model for defining any kind of distributed applications composed of a set of interconnected virtual machines, (ii) an automated line for deploying such a distributed application in the cloud, which includes a decentralized protocol for self-configuring the virtual application machines, (iii) a first performance evaluation demonstrating the viability of the solution.
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Xavier Etchevers, Thierry Coupaye, Fabienne Boyer, Noel de Palma. Self-Configuration of Distributed Applications in the Cloud. CLOUD 2011 - IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, Jul 2011, Washington, DC, United States. pp.668-675, ⟨10.1109/CLOUD.2011.65⟩. ⟨hal-00941398⟩



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