Orchestrated Multi-Cloud Application Deployment in OpenStack with TOSCA

TitleOrchestrated Multi-Cloud Application Deployment in OpenStack with TOSCA
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2017
AuthorsTricomi, G., A. Panarello, G. Merlino, F. Longo, D. Bruneo, and A. Puliafito
Conference Name2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Conference LocationHong Kong; China; 29-31 May 2017
ISBN Number9781509065172
KeywordsCloud federations, deployment, microservices, middleware, Multi-clouds, OpenStack, orchestration, Platform as a Service (PaaS), TOSCA

Cloud computing is becoming a relatively mature paradigm in the ICT landscape. In light of the growing appetite for resources and service levels on par with user expectations, multi-cloud scenarios are becoming the next frontier in the usage of distributed datacenters for private and hybrid Cloud scenarios. Application deployment in particular is a noteworthy feature to be evaluated as microservices become mainstream in adoption. Especially so when considered jointly with orchestration services; indeed OpenStack, as the most widely adopted Cloud middleware among the OpenSource community, features an orchestration subsystem, and may orchestrate the deployment of applications and services. In this work the authors will describe an architecture, developed within the H2020 BEACON project, for a standardized approach to orchestrated application deployment in multi-Cloud OpenStack-based setups, with TOSCA providing the specifications. © 2017 IEEE.