The Technion is involved with two research threads, addressing cloud network monitoring and adaptation: Theoretical models and applications and Efficient network monitoring of IaaS resources.
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5th European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing was held in Vienna, Austria on 5th - 7th of September, 2016. The ESOCC Conference was the premier conference on advances in the state of the art and practice of Service-Oriented Computing and Cloud Computing in Europe. The program of the workshop edition included an opening session with a brief discussion about cloud-focused European projects and the future of ICT in Europe. After the talk, papers were presented and workshops took place.
Atos, as part of the work on CloudWave project, is developing the PriceCost Manager. It is a system able to calculate and visualize the costs and price from a specific application that has been deployed in a cloud. Multi-tenant applications are deployed in the clouds, therefore, all the system has to be thought in a multi-tenant way. We also want to design a system that is able to handle the cost of several cloud platforms as it has been depicted in Figure attached. The tendency is to have federated cloud and or work with different cloud management platforms.
As part of the work on CloudWave's adaptive infrastructure, the University of Messina is working on the possibility to involve Internet of Things resources in Infrastructure-as-a-Service Clouds. The Stack4Things framework has been designed and partially implemented as part of the CloudWave stack.
IBM Haifa team working on OpenStack networking infrastructure took up the challenge of defining and implementing one of the most important cloud computing features, the lack of which hinders the ability of OpenStack based clouds to succeed in highly competitive cloud providers market. This feature is Elastic Load Balancer as a Service (ELBaaS), a major step forward over the exiting community reference implementation, a highly available active-passive Octavia configuration, available since the Mitaka release.
CloudWave is an FP7 project in cloud management. In this training event, speakers from the project consortium will present not only the main innovations of the project, but will also provide tutorials on some of today's leading cloud computing technologies, such as OpenStack, Docker and New Relic. The event will consist of a mixture of talks and demonstrations.
One of very important aspects of each project from the industrial point of view is that how to introduce the use cases and benefits of the project to stakeholders. As an industrial partner of the project, we are working on a proof of concept using CloudWave concepts and artifacts which mimics the main pillars of CloudWave including Execution Analytics (EA), Coordination Adaption (CA) and Feedback Driven Development (FDD).
IBM's research in "Predictive Elasticity in Clouds" is aimed at improving the performance, while lowering the cost, of cloud-hosted applications by deriving a better initial allocation of resources and placement of the application.
First version of the programme that will be presented by CloudWave team during the ESOCC Conference has already been announced on the official page of the event. 5th European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing will be held in Vienna, Austria on 5th – 7th of September, 2016.
Two CloudWave papers were presented by CloudWave partner University of Duisburg-Essen at the 38th International Conference of Software Engineering (ICSE). ICSE is the world’s largest and most important software engineering conference and took place in Austin, Texas, from May 14-22, 2016.