Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Friday, 13 September 2013
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Cloud4SOA is a a Cloud interoperability framework and platform for user-centric, semantically-enhanced, service-oriented application design, deployment and distributed execution.
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Thursday, 18 July 2013
Report on Cloud and Service Level Agreement from the Digital Agenda for Europe (European Commission)
Here the report: Digital Agenda for Europe - European Commission: Digital Agenda for Europe - European Commission
Friday, 7 June 2013
Cloud4SOA enables a multi-cloud paradigm at PaaS level, providing an interoperable framework for PaaS developers. The system supports Cloud-based application developers with multiplatform matchmaking, management, unified application and cloud monitoring and migration. It interconnects heterogeneous PaaS offerings across different providers that share the same technology through the concept of adapter that provides a REST-based API for any-platform access. Cloud4SOA’s provides four main functionalities briefly described in the following:
• Semantic Matchmaking allows to search among the existing PaaS offerings those that best match the developer’s needs. Matchmaking heavily capitalizes on semantic technologies to:
i) align the user requirements and the PaaS oﬀerings even if they are expressed in diﬀerent terms and
ii) resolve the semantic conflicts between diverse PaaS oﬀerings and allow matching of concepts between diﬀerent PaaS providers that may use diﬀerent naming or even diﬀerent measurement units.
• Cross-platform application Management supports the eﬃcient deployment and governance of applications in a PaaS-independent way. The developers can manage the life-cycle of their applications is a homogenized way independently of the specific PaaS oﬀering the application is deployed. The application management capitalizes on the SLA mechanism that enables the establishment of an agreement between a PaaS oﬀering and a developer.
• Application Migration oﬀers the functionality to migrate already deployed applications from one PaaS oﬀering to another. Moving an application between PaaS oﬀerings is a diﬃcult operation, where several issues could arise Moving an application between PaaS oﬀerings consists of two main steps:
i) moving the application data (the application is stopped before starting to move the data) and
ii) Moving and redeploying the application itself to the new PaaS oﬀering.
• Monitoring oﬀers a unified platform-independent mechanism to monitor the health and performance of business-critical applications hosted on multiple Clouds environments, in order to ensure that their performance consistently meets expectations defined by the SLA. Cloud4SOA provides a monitoring functionality based on platform independent metrics that apply to heterogeneous PaaS offerings.