CloudLightning Proposed Architecture

This blog post describes the high level architecture for proposed self-organising self-managing heterogeneous cloud. CLOUDLIGHTING ARCHITECTURE The life-cycle of a proposed cloud service is initiated by an Enterprise Application Developer (EAD) by submitting a Blueprint to a Gateway Service. A Blueprint is a graph representing a workflow of Services collectively composed …

What is Self-Management?

WHAT IS SELF-MANAGEMENT? Self-management has been posited as a solution to complexity in IT infrastructure development generally and cloud computing specifically. It has its roots in autonomic computing; these systems are designed to react to internal and external observations without human intervention to overcome the management complexity of computer systems. …

What is Self-Organisation?

This is the second post in a series of posts about CloudLighting. In this post, we discuss self-organisation, one of the principles behind the CloudLighting system. The self-organising behaviour built into, and exhibited by, the cloud infrastructure will address the complexity of cloud ecosystem. WHAT IS SELF-ORGANISATION? Self-organisation is a powerful …