Cloud portability and interoperability: semantic techniques

  • Date February 29, 2016
  • Hour 11.30 am
  • Room GSSI Main Lecture Hall
  • Speaker Beniamino Di Martino (Seconda Universit√† degli Studi di Napoli)
  • Area Computer Science


During the past years the Cloud Computing offer has exponentially grown, with new Cloud providers, platforms and services being introduced in the IT market. The extreme variety of services, often providing non uniform and incompatible interfaces, makes it hard for customers to decide how to develop, or even worse to migrate, their own application into the Cloud. This situation can only get worse when customers want to exploit services from different providers, because of the portability and interoperability issues that often arise. In this seminar we illustrate a uniform, integrated, machine-readable, semantic representation of cloud services, patterns, appliances and their compositions. Our approach aims at supporting the development of new applications for the Cloud environment, using semantic models and automatic reasoning to enhance potability and interoperability when multiple platforms are involved. In particular, the proposed reasoning procedure allows to perform automatic discovery of Cloud services and Appliances and map between agnostic and vendor dependent Cloud Patterns and Services.