Service Management

RESERVOIR proposes an integrated model to automate service deployment and scalability, including elasticity rules, Service Level Agreement monitoring and protection, and business business-oriented directives.

Research outcomes include:

  • Extensions to Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF) OVF specification to declare the service architecture (set of virtual machines, networks and other virtualized resources) and deployment directives.
  • Cloud Interface (SMI) to manage services “as a whole”.
  • Customizable Service Monitoring systems to support Service Level Agreement protection.
  • Service Level Agreement Management model based on WS-Agreements.
  • Service Level Agreement Protection components based on elasticity rules and control theory.
  • Accounting & Billing models for federated clouds.