A REFERENCE MODEL FOR DEVELOPING CLOUD APPLICATIONS

Mohammad Hamdaqa, Tassos Livogiannis, Ladan Tahvildari

Abstract

Cloud Computing is a paradigm shift that involves dynamic provisioning of shared computing resources on demand. It is a pay-as-you-go model that offers computing resources as a service in an attempt to reduce IT capital and operating expenditures. The problem is that current software architectures lack elements such as those related to address elasticity, virtualization and billing. These elements are needed in the design of cloud applications. Moreover, there is no generic cloud software architecture for designing and building cloud applications. To further complicate the problem, each platform provider has different standards that influence the way applications are written. This ties cloud users to a particular provider. This paper will focus on defining a reference model for cloud computing; more particularly, it presents a meta-model that shows the main cloud vocabulary and design elements, the set of configuration rules, and the semantic interpretation. It is always important to understand the abstract architecture of a system, and then tackle platform-specific issues. This separation of concerns allows for better maintainability, and facilitate applications portability.

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in Harvard Style

Hamdaqa M., Livogiannis T. and Tahvildari L. (2011). A REFERENCE MODEL FOR DEVELOPING CLOUD APPLICATIONS . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8425-52-2, pages 98-103. DOI: 10.5220/0003393800980103


in Bibtex Style

@conference{closer11,
author={Mohammad Hamdaqa and Tassos Livogiannis and Ladan Tahvildari},
title={A REFERENCE MODEL FOR DEVELOPING CLOUD APPLICATIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2011},
pages={98-103},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003393800980103},
isbn={978-989-8425-52-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - A REFERENCE MODEL FOR DEVELOPING CLOUD APPLICATIONS
SN - 978-989-8425-52-2
AU - Hamdaqa M.
AU - Livogiannis T.
AU - Tahvildari L.
PY - 2011
SP - 98
EP - 103
DO - 10.5220/0003393800980103