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Scalability management for Cloud Computing

Project description


Cloud Computing, Internet of Services and Advanced Software Engineering

Current cloud platforms provide limited support for customers in designing scalable and cost efficient applications. In particular, they do not support analysing how an application will scale with a growing number of users and how this will affect operation costs.CloudScale will provide an engineering approach for building scalable cloud applications and services. CloudScale will support Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers (a) to design their software for scalability and (b) to swiftly identify and gradually solve scalability problems in existing applications. CloudScale will enable the modelling of design alternatives and the analysis of their effect on scalability and cost. Best practices for scalability will further guide the design process. Additionally, CloudScale will provide tools and methods that detect scalability problems by analysing code. Based on the detected problems, CloudScale will offer guidance on the resolution of scalability problems. It answers the ICT Work Programme's call for achieving massive scalability for software-based services.The planned validation of project results involves two complementary use cases in the SaaS and the PaaS domain.CloudScale will leverage European application expertise into the domain of competitive cloud application offerings, both at the SaaS and PaaS level. The engineering approach for scalable applications and services will enable small and medium enterprises as well as large players to fully benefit from the cloud paradigm by building scalable and cost-efficient applications and services based on state-of-the-art cloud technology. Furthermore, the engineering approach reduces risks as well as costs for companies newly entering the cloud market.A tight, focused consortium with strong industrial partners, solid expertise in the domain and a proven track record from working together in earlier projects will invest a total of 414 PMs over 39 months.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-8
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Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
EU contribution
€ 1 431 887,00
Address
STRINDVEIEN 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Richard Liodden Sanders (Dr.)
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