Technical Report on Cloud Usage Patterns Published

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 20:49

The SPEC RG Cloud Working Group has published a Technical Report on cloud usage patterns, a textual and visual formalism for describing common cloud usage scenarios.

The proposed formalism takes a structuralist approach allowing decomposition of a cloud usage scenario into elements corresponding to the common cloud service delivery models. Furthermore, the formalism considers several cloud usage patterns that have recently emerged, such as hybrid services and value chains in which mediators are involved, also referred to as value chains with mediators. The scenarios for which the formalism is demonstrated include resource provisioning of global providers of infrastructure and/or platform resources, online social networking services, user-data processing services, online customer and ticketing services, online asset management and banking applications, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) applications, and online social gaming applications. Future versions of the technical report will include extended formalism supporting formal specification of dynamic aspects in cloud resource provisioning, for example, resource provisioning in an elastic manner.

Aleksandar Milenkoski, Alexandru Iosup, Samuel Kounev, Kai Sachs, Piotr Rygielski, Jason Ding, Walfredo Cirne, and Florian Rosenberg. Cloud Usage Patterns: A Formalism for Description of Cloud Usage Scenarios. Technical Report SPEC-RG-2013-001 v.1.0.1, SPEC Research Group - Cloud Working Group, May 2013.

The technical report can be found here.