Article in Proceedings INPROC-2014-22

BibliographyWettinger, Johannes; Binz, Tobias; Breitenbücher, Uwe; Kopp, Oliver; Leymann, Frank; Zimmermann, Michael: Unified Invocation of Scripts and Services for Provisioning, Deployment, and Management of Cloud Applications Based on TOSCA.
In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2014).
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology.
pp. 559-568, english.
SciTePress, April 2014.
Article in Proceedings (Conference Paper).
CR-SchemaK.6 (Management of Computing and Information Systems)
C.2.4 (Distributed Systems)

There are several 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 Web services or APIs to be used for provisioning and management purposes. Consequently, it is hard to create deployment and management plans integrating several of these approaches. The goal of our work is to come up with an approach for unified 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 dateApril 1, 2014
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