Date Added: Aug 2010
The authors present the fundamentals for a toolkit for scalable and dependable service platforms and architectures that enable flexible and dynamic provisioning of cloud services. The innovations behind the toolkit are aimed at optimizing the whole service life cycle, including service construction, deployment, and operation, on a basis of aspects such as trust, risk, eco-efficiency and cost. Notably, adaptive self-preservation is the key to meet predicted and unforeseen changes in resource requirements. By addressing the whole service life cycle, taking into account the multitude of future cloud architectures, and a by taking a holistic approach to sustainable service provisioning, the toolkit is aimed to provide a foundation for a reliable, sustainable, and trustful cloud computing industry.