Achieving Federated and Self-Manageable Cloud Infrastructures: Theory and Practice

Achieving Federated and Self-Manageable Cloud Infrastructures: Theory and Practice

Massimo Villari (Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy), Ivona Brandic (Vienna University of Technology, Austria) and Francesco Tusa (Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy)
Release Date: May, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 489
ISBN13: 9781466616318|ISBN10: 1466616318|EISBN13: 9781466616325|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1631-8


Cloud computing presents a promising approach for implementing scalable information and communications technology systems for private and public, individual, community, and business use.

Achieving Federated and Self-Manageable Cloud Infrastructures: Theory and Practice overviews current developments in cloud computing concepts, architectures, infrastructures and methods, focusing on the needs of small to medium enterprises. The topic of cloud computing is addressed on two levels: the fundamentals of cloud computing and its impact on the IT world; and an analysis of the main issues regarding the cloud federation, autonomic resource management, and efficient market mechanisms, while supplying an overview of the existing solutions able to solve them. This publication is aimed at both enterprise business managers and research and academic audiences alike.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Autonomic Resource Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Federation
  • Computing Concepts
  • IT Analysis
  • Knowledge Management in Clouds
  • Market Mechanisms in Clouds
  • Remote Applications
  • Virtual Environments

Reviews and Testimonials

"..written exclusively by renowned experts in their field, this book thoroughly discusses the concepts of federation in clouds, resource management and brokerage, and solutions-such as cloud middleware implementations and use, monitoring in clouds from a practical point of view, enterprise experience, energy constrains, and applicable solutions for securing clouds.

And that's what makes this book so valuable, for the researcher, but also for the practitioner, to develop and operate these cloud infrastructures more effectively, and for the user of these clouds. For the researcher, it contributes to the actual and open research areas in federated clouds." [...] "For the practitioner and user, it provides real use cases demonstrating how to build, operate, and use federated clouds, which are based on the real experience of the authors themselves. Practical insight and guidance, lessons learned, and recommendations."

– Dr. Wolfgang Gentzsch, ISC Cloud, General Chair

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
Wolfgang Gentzsch
Massimo Villari, Ivona Brandic, Francesco Tusa
Massimo Villari, Ivona Brandic, Francesco Tusa
Chapter 1
Antonio Celesti, Francesco Tusa, Massimo Villari
Federation in cloud computing is an emerging topic. Currently, all over the world in both academia and industry contexts many operators are picking... Sample PDF
Toward Cloud Federation: Concepts and Challenges
Chapter 2
Gabor Kecskemeti, Attila Kertesz, Attila Marosi, Peter Kacsuk
Cloud Computing builds on the latest achievements of diverse research areas, such as Grid Computing, Service-oriented computing, business process... Sample PDF
Interoperable Resource Management for Establishing Federated Clouds
Chapter 3
Nicolò Maria Calcavecchia, Antonio Celesti, Elisabetta Di Nitto
The advent of the cloud computing paradigm offers different ways both to sell services and to exploit external computational resources according to... Sample PDF
Understanding Decentralized and Dynamic Brokerage in Federated Cloud Environments
Chapter 4
Rao Mikkilineni, Giovanni Morana, Ian Seyler
This chapter introduces a new network-centric computing model using Distributed Intelligent Managed Element (DIME) network architecture (DNA). A... Sample PDF
Implementing Distributed, Self-Managing Computing Services Infrastructure using a Scalable, Parallel and Network-Centric Computing Model
Chapter 5
Salvatore Distefano, Antonio Puliafito
Cloud computing is the new consolidated trend in ICT, often considered as the panacea to all the problems of existing large-scale distributed... Sample PDF
The Cloud@Home Volunteer and Interoperable Cloud through the Future Internet
Chapter 6
Cloud Monitoring  (pages 97-116)
Peer Hasselmeyer, Gregory Katsaros, Bastian Koller, Philipp Wieder
The management of the entire service landscape comprising a Cloud environment is a complex and challenging venture. There, one task of utmost... Sample PDF
Cloud Monitoring
Chapter 7
Stefanos Koutsoutos, Spyridon V. Gogouvitis, Dimosthenis Kyriazis, Theodora Varvarigou
The emergence of Service Clouds and the Future Internet has lead to a lot of research taking place in the area of Cloud frameworks and solutions.... Sample PDF
Monitoring in Federated and Self-Manageable Clouds
Chapter 8
Francesco Longo, Rahul Ghosh, Vijay K. Naik, Kishor S. Trivedi
Cloud based systems are inherently large scale. Failures in such a large distributed environment are quite common phenomena. To reduce the overall... Sample PDF
Availability Analysis of IaaS Cloud Using Analytic Models
Chapter 9
Massimo Civilini
The development of commercial Cloud environments has been fueled by the introduction of new technologies which have changed the interactions between... Sample PDF
The Security of Cloud Infrastructure
Chapter 10
Massimiliano Rak, Massimo Ficco, Jesus Luna, Hamza Ghani, Neeraj Suri, Silviu Panica, Dana Petcu
The cloud paradigm, based on the idea of delegating to the network any kind of computational resources, is showing a considerable success. The... Sample PDF
Security Issues in Cloud Federations
Chapter 11
Carlos Martín Sánchez, Daniel Molina, Rafael Moreno Vozmediano, Ruben S. Montero, Ignacio M. Llorente
This chapter analyzes the Hybrid Cloud computing model, a paradigm that combines on-premise Private Clouds with the resources of Public Clouds. This... Sample PDF
On the use of the Hybrid Cloud Computing Paradigm
Chapter 12
Francesco Tusa, Maurizio Paone, Massimo Villari
This chapter describes both the design and architecture of the CLEVER cloud middleware, pointing out the possibilities it offers towards enlarging... Sample PDF
CLEVER: A Cloud Middleware Beyond the Federation
Chapter 13
Stuart Clayman, Giovanni Toffetti, Alex Galis, Clovis Chapman
This chapter presents the need, the requirements, and the design for a monitoring system that is suitable for supporting the operations and... Sample PDF
Monitoring Services in a Federated Cloud: The RESERVOIR Experience
Chapter 14
Vincent C. Emeakaroha, Marco A. S. Netto, Rodrigo N. Calheiros, César A. F. De Rose
One of the key factors driving Cloud computing is flexible and on-demand resource provisioning in a pay-as-you-go manner. This resource provisioning... Sample PDF
Achieving Flexible SLA and Resource Management in Clouds
Chapter 15
David Breitgand, Amir Epstein, Benny Rochwerger
The authors consider elastic multi-VM workloads corresponding to multi-tier application and study the fundamental problems of VM placement... Sample PDF
Resource Management Mechanisms to Support SLAs in IaaS Clouds
Chapter 16
Michael Maurer, Vincent C. Emeakaroha, Ivona Brandic
Because of the large number of different types of service level agreements (SLAs), computing resource markets face the challenge of low market... Sample PDF
Economic Analysis of the SLA Mapping Approach for Cloud Computing Goods
Chapter 17
Benoit Hudzia, Jonathan Sinclair, Maik Lindner
The notion of cloud computing is a paradigm shift from local machines and networks to virtualization technologies with services as a technical and... Sample PDF
Deploying and Running Enterprise Grade Applications in a Federated Cloud
Chapter 18
Eugen Feller, Louis Rilling, Christine Morin
With increasing numbers of energy hungry data centers, energy conservation has now become a major design constraint for current and future... Sample PDF
Towards Energy-Efficient, Scalable, and Resilient IaaS Clouds
Chapter 19
Frederico Alvares de Oliveira, Adrien Lèbre, Thomas Ledoux, Jean-Marc Menaud
As a direct consequence of the increasing popularity of cloud computing solutions, data centers are growing amazingly and hence have to urgently... Sample PDF
Self-Management of Applications and Systems to Optimize Energy in Data Centers
Chapter 20
Valentina Casola, Antonio Cuomo, Umberto Villano, Massimiliano Rak
Resource sharing problem is one of the most important aspects of Cloud architectures whose primary goal is to fully enable the concept of accessing... Sample PDF
Access Control in Federated Clouds: The Cloudgrid Case Study
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Massimo Villari is an Aggregate Professor in Computer Engineering at the University of Messina, Italy. In 2003 he received his PhD in Computer Science School of Engineering. Since 2006 he is an Aggregate Professor at University of Messina. He is actively working as IT Security and Distributed Systems Analyst in cloud computing, virtualization and Storage for the European Union Projects "RESERVOIR" and "VISION-CLOUD". Previously, he was an academic advisor of STMicroelectronics, help an internship in Cisco Systems, in Sophia Antipolis, and worked on the MPEG4IP and IPv6-NEMO projects. He investigated issues related with user mobility and security, in wireless and ad hoc and sensor networks. He is IEEE member. Currently he is strongly involved on EU Future Internet initiatives, specifically Cloud Computing and Security in Distributed Systems. His main research interests include virtualization, migration, security, federation, and autonomic systems. In UniME is also the Cloud Architect of CLEVER; a cloud middleware aimed at federated clouds.
Ivona Brandic is Assistant Professor at the Distributed Systems Group, Information Systems Institute, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Prior to that, she was Assistant Professor at the Department of Scientific Computing, Vienna University. She received her PhD degree from Vienna University of Technology in 2007. From 2003 to 2007 she participated in the special research project AURORA (Advanced Models, Applications and Software Systems for High Performance Computing) and the European Union's GEMSS (Grid-Enabled Medical Simulation Services) project. She is involved in the European Union's SCube project and she is leading the Austrian national FoSII (Foundations of Self-governing ICT Infrastructures) project funded by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF). She is Management Committee member of the European Commission's COST Action on Energy Efficient Large Scale Distributed Systems. From June-August 2008 she was visiting researcher at the University of Melbourne. Her interests comprise SLA and QoS management, Service-oriented architectures, autonomic computing, workflow management, and large scale distributed systems (Cloud, Grid, Cluster, etc.).
Francesco Tusa was born in Messina on Feb 5th 1983. In 2008, he received a Master Postdegree in "Open Source and Computer Security", and started his PhD studies in "Advanced Technologies for Information Engineering" at the University of Messina. On April 2011 he defended his PhD thesis "Security in distributed computing systems: from Grid to Cloud". He have been actively working as IT Security and Distributed Systems Analyst in cloud computing, virtualization and Storage for the European Union Projects "RESERVOIR" and "VISION-CLOUD". He is involved in the design and implementation of the CLEVER cloud middleware. His scientific activity has been focused on studying distributed systems, grid and cloud computing. His research interest are in the area of security, virtualization, migration, federation of distributed computing systems. He is one of the members of the MDSLab Computer Engineering group at the University of Messina.