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2015 ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS) (2015)
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Sept. 30, 2015 to Oct. 2, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-6907-7
pp: 100-105
Filip Krikava , Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Romain Rouvoy , Inria / University of Lille, France
Lionel Seinturier , Inria / University of Lille, France
ABSTRACT
The importance of continuous delivery and the emergence of tools allowing to treat infrastructure configurations programmatically have revolutionized the way computing resources and software systems are managed. However, these tools keep lacking an explicit model representation of underlying resources making it difficult to introspect, verify or reconfigure the system in response to external events. In this paper, we outline a novel approach that treats system infrastructure as explicit runtime models. A key benefit of using such models@run.time representation is that it provides a uniform semantic foundation for resources monitoring and reconfiguration. Adopting models at runtime allows one to integrate different aspects of system management, such as resource monitoring and subsequent verification into an unified view which would otherwise have to be done manually and require to use different tools. It also simplifies the development of various self-adaptation strategies without requiring the engineers and researchers to cope with low-level system complexities.
INDEX TERMS
Computational modeling, Object oriented modeling, Monitoring, Cloud computing, Runtime, Virtual machining, Biological system modeling
CITATION

F. Krikava, R. Rouvoy and L. Seinturier, "Infrastructure as runtime models: Towards Model-Driven resource management," 2015 ACM/IEEE 18th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), Ottawa, ON, Canada, 2015, pp. 100-105.
doi:10.1109/MODELS.2015.7338240
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