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B. Rochwerger, J. Caceres, R.S. Montero, D. Breitgand, E. Elmroth, A. Galis, E. Levy, I.M. Llorente, K. Nagin, Y. Wolfsthal. The RESERVOIR Model and Architecture for Open Federated Cloud Computing. IBM Journal of Research and Development, 53(4):4-11, 2009.


The emerging cloud computing paradigm is rapidly gaining momentum as an alternative to traditional IT. However, contemporary cloud computing offerings are mostly geared towards Web 2.0 style applications and only recently have begun to address the needs of enterprise-grade solutions, such as support for infrastructure-level SLAs. To address the challenges and deficiencies in the current state of the art, we propose a modular, extensible cloud architecture with intrinsic support for Business Service Management (BSM) and federation of clouds. Our goal is to facilitate an open, service-based, on-line economy, where resources and services are transparently provisioned and managed across clouds on an on-demand basis at competitive costs with high quality of service. We present the vision driving the RESERVOIR project - an architecture that allows providers of cloud infrastructure to dynamically partner with each other to create a seemingly infinite pool of IT resources while fully preserving the autonomy of technological and business management decisions. To this end, RESERVOIR leverages and extends the advantages of virtualization and embeds autonomous management into the infrastructure. At the same time, the RESERVOIR approach aims to achieve a very ambitious goal - creating a foundation for next-generation enterprise-grade cloud computing


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Ruben S. Montero
Ignacio M. Llorente

BibTex Reference

   Author = {Rochwerger, B. and Caceres, J. and Montero, R.S. and Breitgand, D. and Elmroth, E. and Galis, A. and Levy, E. and Llorente, I.M. and Nagin, K. and Wolfsthal, Y.},
   Title = {The RESERVOIR Model and Architecture for Open Federated Cloud Computing},
   Journal = {IBM Journal of Research and Development},
   Volume = {53},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {4--11},
   Publisher = {IBM},
   Year = {2009}

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