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Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, IEEE International Symposium on (2007)
Columbia, Maryland
Sept. 25, 2007 to Sept. 26, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2985-2
pp: 65-74
Radu Calinescu , University of Oxford, UK
Based on insights from the development of a commercial framework for the autonomic management of data center resources, we identify some of the main challenges faced by autonomic architectures. We describe a number of best practices for overcoming or, in some cases, working around these challenges, and we propose a general-purpose autonomic architecture that complies with our best practices and builds on recent advances in autonomic solution development. The core component of the architecture is a universal policy engine configured by means of a model of the resources placed under its control, and using a set of flexible policies for their management. This model-driven approach enables the development of effective autonomic systems comprising a heterogeneous mix of legacy resources and autonomic-enabled components.

R. Calinescu, "Challenges and Best Practices in Policy-Based Autonomic Architectures," 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing(DASC), Columbia, MD, 2007, pp. 65-74.
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