A Lightweight Virtualization Cluster Reference Architecture Derived from Open Source PaaS Platforms

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Abstract: Actual state of the art of cloud service design does not deal systematically how to define, deploy and operate cross-platform capable cloud services. By simplifying and harmonizing the use of IaaS cloud infrastructures using lightweight virtualization approaches the transfer of cloud deployments between a variety of cloud service providers becomes more frictionless. This article proposes operating system virtualization as an appropriate and already existing abstraction layer on top of public and private IaaS infrastructures and derives an reference architecture for lightweight virtualization clusters. This reference architecture is reflected and derived from several existing (open source) projects for container-based virtualization like Docker, Jails, Zones, Workload Partitions of various Unix operating systems and open source PaaS platforms like CoreOS, Apache Mesos, OpenShift, CloudFoundry and Kubernetes.

Keywords: cloud computing, vendor lock-in, cross-plattform, container, lightweight virtualization, cluster, paas, iaas, reference architecture

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Title: A Lightweight Virtualization Cluster Reference Architecture Derived from Open Source PaaS Platforms
In Journal: Open Journal of Mobile Computing and Cloud Computing (MCCC)
Volume: 1
Number: 2
Pages: 17-30
Url: http://www.scipublish.com/journals/MCCC/papers/891
Publication year: 2014

Bibtex

@article{Kra2014b,
  researchgate = {https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265416428},
  ee = {http://www.scipublish.com/journals/MCCC/papers/891},
  author = {Kratzke, Nane},
  date-added = {2014-08-22 11:43:56 +0000},
  journal = {Open Journal of Mobile Computing and Cloud Computing (MCCC)},
  keywords = {cloud computing, vendor lock-in, cross-plattform, container, lightweight virtualization, cluster, paas, iaas, reference architecture},
  title = {A Lightweight Virtualization Cluster Reference Architecture Derived from Open Source PaaS Platforms},
  year = {2014},
  volume = {1},
  number = {2},
  pages = {17-30},
  project = {CloudTRANSIT}
}