Managing Appliance Launches in Infrastructure Clouds

Infrastructure cloud computing introduces a significant paradigm shift that has the potential to revolutionize how scientific computing is done. However, while it is actively adopted by a number of scientific communities, it is still lacking a well-developed and mature ecosystem that will allow the scientific community to better leverage the capabilities it offers. This paper introduces a specific addition to the infrastructure cloud ecosystem: the cloudinit.d program, a tool for launching, configuring, monitoring, and repairing a set of interdependent virtual machines in an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud or over a set of IaaS clouds.

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery Topic: Cloud Date Added: Jul 2011 Format: PDF

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