CloudCity: A Live Environment for the Management of Cloud Infrastructures

Pedro Lourenço, João Dias, Ademar Aguiar, Hugo Ferreira

Abstract

Cloud computing has emerged as the de facto approach for providing services over the Internet. Although having increased popularity, challenges arise in the management of such environments, especially when the cloud service providers are constantly evolving their services and technology stack in order to maintain position in a demanding market. This usually leads to a combination of different services, each one managed individually, not providing a big picture of the architecture. In essence, the end state will be too many resources under management in an overwhelming heterogeneous environment. An infrastructure that has considerable growth will not be able to avoid its increasing complexity. Thus, this papers introduces liveness as an attempt to increase the feedback-loop to the developer in the management of cloud architectures. This aims to ease the process of developing and integrating cloud-based systems, by giving the possibility to understand the system and manage it in an interactive and immersive experience, thus perceiving how the infrastructure reacts to change. This approach allows the real-time visualization of a cloud infrastructure composed of a set of Amazon Web Services resources, using visual city metaphors.

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in Harvard Style

Lourenço P., Dias J., Aguiar A. and Ferreira H. (2019). CloudCity: A Live Environment for the Management of Cloud Infrastructures.In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-758-375-9, pages 27-36. DOI: 10.5220/0007699700270036


in Bibtex Style

@conference{enase19,
author={Pedro Lourenço and João Dias and Ademar Aguiar and Hugo Ferreira},
title={CloudCity: A Live Environment for the Management of Cloud Infrastructures},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2019},
pages={27-36},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007699700270036},
isbn={978-989-758-375-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - CloudCity: A Live Environment for the Management of Cloud Infrastructures
SN - 978-989-758-375-9
AU - Lourenço P.
AU - Dias J.
AU - Aguiar A.
AU - Ferreira H.
PY - 2019
SP - 27
EP - 36
DO - 10.5220/0007699700270036