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Cloud computing is a computing paradigm which allows access of computing elements and storages on-demand over the Internet. Virtual Appliances, pre-configured, ready-to-run applications are emerging as a breakthrough technology to solve the complexities of service deployment on Cloud infrastructure. However, an automated approach to deploy required appliances on the most suitable Cloud infrastructure is neglected by previous works which is the focus of this work. In this paper, we propose an effective architecture using ontology-based discovery to provide QoS aware deployment of appliances on Cloud service providers. In addition, we test our approach on a case study and the result shows the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed work.
Date of Conference: 17-20 May 2010