Article in Journal ART-2014-08

BibliographyBreitenbücher, Uwe; Binz, Tobias; Fehling, Christoph; Kopp, Oliver; Leymann, Frank; Wieland, Matthias: Policy-Aware Provisioning and Management of Cloud Applications.
In: International Journal On Advances in Security. Vol. 7(1&2).
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology.
pp. 15-36, english.
Xpert Publishing Services, June 30, 2014.
ISSN: 1942-2636.
Article in Journal.
CR-SchemaD.2.7 (Software Engineering Distribution, Maintenance, and Enhancement)
D.2.9 (Software Engineering Management)
K.6 (Management of Computing and Information Systems)
K.6.3 (Software Management)
K.6.5 (Security and Protection)
KeywordsCloud Computing; Application Management; Provisioning; Security; Policies

The automated provisioning and management of composite Cloud applications is a major issue and of vital importance in Cloud Computing. It is key to enable properties such as elasticity and pay-per-use. The functional aspects of provisioning and management such as instantiating virtual machines or updating software components are covered by various technologies on different technical levels. However, currently available solutions are tightly coupled to individual technologies without being able to consider non-functional security requirements in a non-proprietary and interoperable way. In addition, due to their heterogeneity, the integration of these technologies in order to benefit from their individual strengths is a major problem - especially if non-functional aspects have to be considered and integrated, too. In this article, we present a concept that enables executing management tasks using different heterogeneous management technologies in compliance with non-functional security requirements specified by policies. We extend the Management Planlet Framework by a prototypical implementation of the concept and evaluate the approach by several case studies.

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Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Applications of Parallel and Distributed Systems
University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Entry dateSeptember 1, 2014
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