University of Memphis
RESERVOIR is a Cloud service provider able to arrange virtual environments in order to provide on-demand Infrastructure-as-a-Services (IaaSs) to its clients. Typically, the RESERVOIR's clients use such services to deploy their own software platforms. However, clients need to logically identify both the entities related to their software platforms and the entities of their RESERVOIR IaaS. This involves that clients must be able to name and retrieve information about many types of entities for security, monitoring, and many other tasks.