Unified Master Service Catalogue Manager for Cloud
Prarthana Gupta, Department of Computer Science, Shriram Institute of Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya., Jabalpur, India.
Manuscript received on April 04, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 28, 2013. | Manuscript published on May 05, 2013. | PP: 593-600 | Volume-3, Issue-2, May 2013. | Retrieval Number: C0809062312 /2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Cloud computing takes the technology services and applications that are similar to those on the Internet and turn them into a self-service utility. It virtualizes systems by pooling and sharing resources and abstracts the details of system implementation from users and developers. Costs are assessed on a metered basis, multi-tenancy is enabled, and resources are scalable. Clouds can come in many different types, and the services and applications that run on the clouds are delivered by service provider. It is very important task to define services requirements and to choose service providers appropriately. Selection of a best service provider is a complex process, as it requires lots of efforts for analyzing providers policies, rules, regulations, validations security features etc. out of numbers of Providers.In this paper, we propose standardized way of representing services offered by the providers in a single unified master service catalogue, thus enabling faster and easier approach of searching a best suited cloud service provider. A master service catalog categorizes the service types along with some search options needed to be selected by customer such as customer’s budget, term needed, availability requirement, monitoring facility required, security level requirement etc. All Information regarding service provider i.e. name, location, availability, scalability, elasticity, services types, security features, cost, rules, validations, policies are stored in a Real time database, and are linked with master service catalogue. Customers selected options are matched with the service providers’ information as submitted by them in real time database, using search queries and thus optimal selection will be displayed consisting of list of some suited Service providers. Customer now selects best provider using payment gateway. This will help the customer to initiate the computing by selecting services easier and faster, thus reduces the burden of selection process.
Keywords: Cloud computing, Cloud services, Infrastructure as a service, cloud architecture, on demand, pay-per-use.