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  • Towards a Method for Decision Support in Multi-cloud Environments

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    Providers of cloud services as well as the cloud services themselves differ in the business models, functionality, quality of service, cost, value, etc. which makes the choice of a provider and a service difficult. Beyond that the complexity and lack of transparency with respect to cost and quality render the ...

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  • Defining Intercloud Federation Framework for Multi-Provider Cloud Services Integration

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    This paper presents the on-going research to define the InterCloud Federation Framework (ICFF) which is a part of the general InterCloud Architecture Framework (ICAF) proposed by the authors. ICFF attempts to address the interoperability and integration issues in provisioning on-demand multi-provider multi-domain heterogeneous cloud infrastructure services. The paper describe the ...

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  • Ontologies in Industrial Enterprise Content Management Systems: The EC2M Project

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems represent a crucial aspect in the efficient and effective management of large-scale enterprises, in particular for those made up of several sites distributed all over the world. Considering the increasing number of documents that large enterprises need to store and manage, and the need of ...

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  • A DSL for Logistics Clouds

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    Cloud is a new area of specialization in the computing world, and, as such, it has not been explicitly addressed by traditional programming languages and environments. Therefore, there is a need to create Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) for it. This paper presents such a DSL that targets logistics clouds, i.e. ...

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  • A Look at Cloud Architecture Interoperability Through Standards

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    Enabling cloud infrastructures to evolve into a transparent platform while preserving integrity raises interoperability issues. How components are connected needs to be addressed. Interoperability requires standard data models and communication encoding technologies compatible with the existing Internet infrastructure. To reduce vendor lock-in situations, cloud computing must implement universal strategies regarding ...

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  • Community Clouds a Centralized Approach

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    Community cloud is one of the rising ideas in the area of cloud computing. Many companies do not move into the cloud, as they need tailored solutions to ensure industry specific security and regulatory requirements. A community cloud can perfectly fulfill this requirement and costs can be spread among several ...

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  • Eliciting Risk, Quality and Cost Aspects in Multi-Cloud Environments

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    With the increasing number of providers offering cloud-based services, new opportunities arise to build applications capable of avoiding vendor lock-in issues. Such applications are developed in multi-cloud environments that allow replacing services with those offered by alternative providers. While this may improve quality and provide independence from a single cloud ...

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  • CloudState: End-to-End WAN Monitoring for Cloud-Based Applications

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    Modern data centres are increasingly moving towards more sophisticated cloud-based infrastructures, where servers are consolidated, backups are simplified and where resources can be scaled up, across distributed cloud sites, if necessary. Placing applications and data stores across sites has a cost, in terms of the hosting at a given site, ...

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  • Elastic-TOSCA: Supporting Elasticity of Cloud Application in TOSCA

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    The Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) is an emerging framework aiming at enhancing the portability of cloud applications by standardizing their life cycle management in a vendor-neutral way. TOSCA captures the description of cloud application and infrastructure services, the relationships between parts of the services, and the ...

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  • Using Patterns to Move the Application Data Layer to the Cloud

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    Cloud services allow for hosting applications partially or completely in the Cloud by migrating their components and data. Especially with respect to data migration, a series of functional and non-functional challenges like data confidentiality arise when considering private and public Cloud data stores. In this paper, the authors identify some ...

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