On-Demand Provisioning of Cloud and Grid Based Infrastructure Services for Collaborative Projects and Groups

Date Added: Mar 2011
Format: PDF

Effective use of existing network and IT infrastructure can be achieved by providing combined network and IT resources on-demand as infrastructure services that are capable of supporting complex technological processes, scientific experiments, and collaborative groups of researchers and applications. This paper provides a short overview of existing standards and technologies and refers to ongoing projects. The authors also describe experiences in developing an architectural framework and tools for combined on-demand network and Grid/Cloud service provisioning.