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    An inter-cloud bridge system for heterogeneous cloud platforms

    Sotiriadis, Stelios and Bessis, N. (2016) An inter-cloud bridge system for heterogeneous cloud platforms. Future Generation Computer Systems 54 , 180 - 194. ISSN 0167-739X.

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    Over the years, more cloud computing systems have been developed providing flexible interfaces for inter-cloud interaction. This work approaches the concept of inter-cloud by utilizing APIs, open source specifications and exposed interfaces from cloud platforms such as OpenStack, OpenNebula and others. Despite other works in the area of inter-cloud, that are mainly resource management-centric, we focus on designing and developing a service-centric architecture. We implement an inter-cloud bridge system that is elastic, easy to be upgraded and managed. We develop a prototype composed not only from heterogeneous cloud platforms but also from independent cloud services. These are developed by different cloud service providers and offered as open source Software as a Service (SaaS). The proposed Inter-Cloud Mediation Service uses Future Internet SaaS such as a Context Broker for registrations and subscriptions to services and a Complex Event Processing engine for event management. We present an experimental analysis to show interactions with various heterogeneous cloud platforms and we evaluate the performance of inter-cloud services separately and as a whole.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Cloud computing, Inter-cloud, OpenStack, FI-LAB, Heterogeneous inter-cloud, Cloud interoperability
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Stelios Sotiriadis
    Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 13:42
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:43


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