Article in Journal ART-2014-09

BibliographyWettinger, Johannes; Binz, Tobias; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Kopp, Oliver; Leymann, Frank: Streamlining Cloud Management Automation by Unifying the Invocation of Scripts and Services Based on TOSCA.
In: International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI), Volume 4, Issue 2.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology.
pp. 45-63, english.
IGI Global, April 2014.
Article in Journal.
CR-SchemaD.2.11 (Software Engineering Software Architectures)
C.2.4 (Distributed Systems)
KeywordsDevOps; Management Operation; Management Plan; Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA); Unified Invocation

Today, there is a huge variety of script-centric approaches, APIs, and tools available to implement automated provisioning, deployment, and management of applications in the Cloud. The automation of all these aspects is key for reducing costs. However, most of these approaches are script-centric and provide proprietary solutions employing different invocation mechanisms, interfaces, and state models. Moreover, most Cloud providers offer proprietary APIs to be used for provisioning and management purposes. Consequently, it is hard to create deployment and management plans that integrate multiple of these approaches. The goal of the authors work is to come up with an approach for unifying the invocation of scripts and services without handling each proprietary interface separately. A prototype realizes the presented approach in a standards-based manner using the Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA).

Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Entry dateOctober 15, 2014
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