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SLAs for cross-layer adaptation and monitoring of service-based applications

Bratanis, K., Dranidis, D. and Simons, A.J.H. (2011) SLAs for cross-layer adaptation and monitoring of service-based applications. In: Bianculli, D., Guinea, S., Metzger , A. and Polini, A., (eds.) QASBA '11 Proceedings of the International Workshop on Quality Assurance for Service-Based Applications. International Workshop on Quality Assurance for Service-Based Applications (QASBA '11), 14/09/2011, Lugano, Switzerland. ICPS: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series . ACM New York, NY, USA , pp. 28-32. ISBN 978-1-4503-0826-7


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Cross-layer adaptation and monitoring (CLAM) is an approach to the run-time quality assurance of service-based applications (SBAs). The aim of CLAM is to monitor the different layers of an SBA and correlate the monitoring results, such that in the event that a problem occurs an effective adaptation strategy is inferred for enacting a coordinated adaptation across all layers of the SBA. An important aspect of CLAM is the definition of the appropriate Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) for third party services utilised in the different layers of the SBAs. In this paper, we present insights into how to define SLAs for CLAM, by analysing SBAs in order to differentiate the third party business, software and infrastructure services utilised by the SBA. As a case study, we apply the analytical approach to an existing platform-as-a-service framework, which has been developed as an SBA and could benefit from CLAM. The analysis reveals the different third party services and their characteristics, as a precursor to defining SLAs. The case study successfully demonstrates how distinct SLAs for business, software and infrastructure services may be applied respectively in the BPM, SCC and SI layers of an SBA, to provide a flexible monitoring and adaptation response across layers.

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Keywords: Service-Based Applications, Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Adaptation, Service-Level Agreements, Case study
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > South East European Research Centre (Sheffield)
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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement 215483 (S-Cube).215483
Depositing User: Mr Konstantinos Bratanis
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:49
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2031746.2031755
Status: Published
Publisher: ACM New York, NY, USA
Identification Number: 10.1145/2031746.2031755
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43425

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