Software-Defined Cloud Computing: Architectural elements and open challenges

  title={Software-Defined Cloud Computing: Architectural elements and open challenges},
  author={Rajkumar Buyya and Rodrigo N. Calheiros and Jungmin Son and Amir Vahid Dastjerdi and Young Yoon},
  journal={2014 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI)},
The variety of existing cloud services creates a challenge for service providers to enforce reasonable Software Level Agreements (SLA) stating the Quality of Service (QoS) and penalties in case QoS is not achieved. To avoid such penalties at the same time that the infrastructure operates with minimum energy and resource wastage, constant monitoring and adaptation of the infrastructure is needed. We refer to Software-Defined Cloud Computing, or simply Software-Defined Clouds (SDC), as an… CONTINUE READING
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