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05 - Architectural Framework for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Provisioning Model

Yuri Demchenko, Diego R. Lopez, Jeroen Van der Ham, Mattijs Ghijsen, Canh Ngo, Mihai Cristea, Cees de Laat

The poster will present the results of the on-going research to develop architectural framework for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provisioning model. Cloud technologies are emerging as infrastructure services for provisioning computing and storage resources on-demand, and gradually evolving into the combined network and IT resources provisioning that are capable of supporting complex technological processes, scientific experiments, and collaborative groups of researchers and applications. The poster will present the general e-Science usecase that requires complex infrastructure to support distributed collaborating groups of researchers. Such collaborative infrastructure will typically include campus network, permanent Grid infrastructure and Cloud infrastructure that should be provisioned on-demand. The poster will explain the proposed architectural framework for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provisioning model that comprises of the three main components: the Composable Services Architecture (CSA) that intends to provide a conceptual and methodological framework for developing dynamically configurable virtualised infrastructure services; the Infrastructure Services Modeling Framework (ISMF) that provides a basis for the infrastructure resources virtualisation and management, including description, discovery, modeling, composition and monitoring; and the Service Delivery Framework (SDF) that provides a basis for defining the whole composable services life cycle management and supporting infrastructure services.
The poster will provide the implementation suggestions for the defined architectural components and will refer to the ongoing developments in the contributing projects GEANT3 Composable Services, GEYSERS, and NOVI.

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