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The Autonomic Cloud

  • Philip Mayer
  • José Velasco
  • Annabelle Klarl
  • Rolf Hennicker
  • Mariachiara Puviani
  • Francesco Tiezzi
  • Rosario Pugliese
  • Jaroslav Keznikl
  • Tomáš Bureš
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8998)

Abstract

The cloud case study within ASCENS explores the vision of an autonomic cloud, which is a cloud providing a platform-as-a-service computing infrastructure which, contrary to the usual practice, does not consist of a well-maintained set of reliable high-performance computers, but instead is formed by a loose collection of voluntarily provided heterogeneous nodes which are connected in a peer-to-peer manner. Such an infrastructure must deal with network resilience, data redundancy, and failover mechanisms for executing applications. As such, the autonomic cloud thus requires a certain degree of self-awareness, monitoring, and self-adaptation to reach its goals, which has been achieved with the integration of ASCENS methods and techniques.

Keywords

case study cloud computing voluntary computing peer-to-peer computing awareness monitoring adaptation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Mayer
    • 1
  • José Velasco
    • 2
  • Annabelle Klarl
    • 1
  • Rolf Hennicker
    • 1
  • Mariachiara Puviani
    • 3
  • Francesco Tiezzi
    • 4
  • Rosario Pugliese
    • 5
  • Jaroslav Keznikl
    • 6
  • Tomáš Bureš
    • 6
  1. 1.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Zimory SoftwareBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Università di Modena e Reggio EmiliaItaly
  4. 4.IMT Institute for Advanced Studies LuccaItaly
  5. 5.Università degli Studi di FirenzeItaly
  6. 6.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in PragueCzech Republic

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