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  • Evolutionary Process Engineering: User Guide and Case Study for Adequate Process Support

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    Evolutionary process engineering describes the development of business processes over time with the objective of increasing quality and performance, in order to meet - among other things - accreditation requirements. Maturity models like the business process maturity model support quality management and are perceived as convenient measurement for this evolution. ...

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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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  • A Cloud Platform to Support User-Provided Mobile Services

    White Papers // May 2013 // provided by IARIA

    The rapid evolution of mobile computing, together with the spread of social networks is increasingly moving the role of users from information and services consumers to actual producers. Currently, since most of the critical aspects related to user generated contents have been addressed, the main issues related to service generation ...

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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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  • 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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