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Portability and automated management of composite applications are major concerns of today’s enterprise IT. These applications typically consist of heterogeneous distributed components combined to provide the application’s functionality. This architectural style challenges the operation and management of the application as a whole and requires new concepts(More)
The migration of existing applications to the Cloud requires adapting them to a new computing paradigm. Existing works have focused on migrating the whole application stack by means of virtualization and deployment on the Cloud, delegating the required adaptation effort to the level of resource management. With the proliferation of Cloud services allowing(More)
TOSCA is a new standard facilitating platform independent description of Cloud applications. OpenTOSCA is a runtime for TOSCA-based Cloud applications. The runtime enables fully automated plan-based deployment and management of applications defined in the OASIS TOSCA packaging format CSAR. This paper outlines the core concepts of TOSCA and provides a system(More)
TOSCA is a new OASIS standard to describe composite applications and their management. The structure of an application is described by a topology, whereas management plans describe the application’s management functionalities, e. g., provisioning or migration. Winery is a tool offering an HTML5-based environment for graph-based modeling of application(More)
The automation of application provisioning is one of the most important issues in Cloud Computing. The Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) supports automating provisioning by two different flavors: (i) declarative processing is based on interpreting application topology models by a runtime that infers provisioning logic(More)
A major difficulty in enterprise computing is the modeling of complex application topologies consisting of numerous individual components and their relationships. Especially in the context of cloud computing, the Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) has been proposed recently for standardization to tackle this issue.(More)
The paradigm of Cloud computing introduces new approaches to manage IT services going beyond concepts originating in traditional IT service management. The main goal is to automate the whole management of services to reduce costs and to make management tasks less error-prone. Two different service management paradigms are used in practice: configuration(More)
The number of applications and services hosted in the cloud grows steadily, because of significant advantages in cost, flexibility, and scale compared to traditional IT. However, major difficulties in this field are (i) the migration of existing applications into the cloud and (ii) the increasing vendor lock-in which denotes the inability to leave a certain(More)
TOSCA is an upcoming standard to capture cloud application topologies and their management in a portable way. Management aspects include provisioning, operation and deprovisioning of an application. Management plans capture these aspects in workflows. BPMN 2.0 as general-purpose language can be used to model these workflows. There is, however, no tailored(More)