A GENERIC SERVICE INTERFACE FOR CLOUD NETWORKS

Manolis Sifalakis, C. Tschudin, S. Martin, L. S. Ferreira, L. M. Correia

Abstract

Two major challenges for enabling the vision of cloud computing regard (a) the generic and multi-purpose access to (virtualised) resources, and (b) the flexible, dynamic, and on-demand composition of services vertically from the physical link level, all the way “up” to the application level. Both aspects require a respective flexibility and expressibility from the interfaces in-place, which is missing from the current static socket (and other) interfaces below the application level. In this position paper, we propose, explain and exemplify an alternative generic service interface (GSi) that borrows from object oriented design to enable properties such as polymorphic access, generic service composition, introspection and dynamic reconfigurability, of in-network resources; opening in this way the path for flexible creation of service clouds.

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Sifalakis M., Tschudin C., Martin S., S. Ferreira L. and M. Correia L. (2011). A GENERIC SERVICE INTERFACE FOR CLOUD NETWORKS . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8425-52-2, pages 110-119. DOI: 10.5220/0003449501100119


in Bibtex Style

@conference{closer11,
author={Manolis Sifalakis and C. Tschudin and S. Martin and L. S. Ferreira and L. M. Correia},
title={A GENERIC SERVICE INTERFACE FOR CLOUD NETWORKS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2011},
pages={110-119},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003449501100119},
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 GENERIC SERVICE INTERFACE FOR CLOUD NETWORKS
SN - 978-989-8425-52-2
AU - Sifalakis M.
AU - Tschudin C.
AU - Martin S.
AU - S. Ferreira L.
AU - M. Correia L.
PY - 2011
SP - 110
EP - 119
DO - 10.5220/0003449501100119