Date Added: Dec 2011
The future Internet evolution is driven by applications that require simultaneous real-time access to multiple heterogeneous IT (e.g. computing and storage) resources interconnected by high-speed optical networks. Service oriented architectural frameworks have been considered to improve service delivery in this environment by organizing distributed heterogeneous resources owned by multiple providers. In this paper, the authors discuss a service oriented architectural framework tailored to the needs of future Internet applications. The framework introduces the capability to orchestrate the provisioning of distributed heterogeneous resources owned by multiple providers. Central to the framework is a novel resource orchestration model.