By Topic

Elastically Ruling the Cloud: Specifying Application's Behavior in Federated Clouds

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)

Most Infrastructure as a Service clouds present limited capabilities to control how a service behaves at runtime, once it has been deployed, beyond basic low-level scalability rules for VMs. Higher-level approaches fail to provide mechanisms for a fine grained level of control of the service at runtime, being only focused on scaling. These scalability rules are based on an ad hoc "grammar'' that is not expressive enough to reflect other desired control mechanisms at runtime (e.g. reconfigurations, dynamic changes in the rules or in the components of the application, retiering, etc.). Here, we present an analysis on different alternatives for supporting such features. The Rule Interchange Format (RIF) emerges as a likely candidate to support the required flexibility and so it is proved in a typical use case. Also, a preliminary implementation of a mapping mechanisms is offered to parse RIF rules to widespread rule engines such as Drools and Jess.

Published in:

Cloud Computing (CLOUD), 2011 IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

4-9 July 2011