Cloud-Based Systems Need Multi-Level Management

  • Luciano BaresiEmail author
  • Domenico Bianculli
  • Sam Guinea


Cloud-based systems are built and delivered using multi-level architectures, which may compose third-party services at the application level as well as at lower levels, such as the platform and the infrastructure ones. With this architectural style, the ability to automatically perform management operations, possibly in a cross-level way, is becoming more and more important as the technology matures, and its adoption increases. We argue that the multi-level management of cloud-based systems should be established at design time, and the service life cycles of the different services (and levels) should be managed accordingly. In this chapter, we present a conceptual model for manageable cloud-based systems, and a reference framework for implementing the foreseen management solutions.


Virtual Machine Service Composition Composite Service Manageable Entity Complex Event Processing 
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This research has been funded by the European Commission, Programme IDEAS-ERC, Project 227077-SMScom (, and FP7 STREP project 257483-Indenica (; by the National Research Fund, Luxembourg (FNR/P10/03).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano Baresi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Domenico Bianculli
    • 2
  • Sam Guinea
    • 1
  1. 1.Deep-SE Group, Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.University of Luxembourg LuxembourgLuxembourg

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