Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Not specified
Title: An architecture for self-managing microservices
Authors: Toffetti Carughi, Giovanni
Brunner, Sandro
Blöchlinger, Martin
Dudouet, Florian
Edmonds, Andrew
DOI: 10.1145/2747470.2747474
Proceedings: AIMC '15 Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Automated Incident Management in Cloud
Conference details: International Workshop on Automated Incident Management in Cloud (AIMC'15), Bordeaux, France, 21-24 April 2015
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ACM
Publisher / Ed. Institution: New York
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3476-1
Language: English
Subjects: InIT; SE; ICCLab; Cloud-native
Subject (DDC): 004: Computer science
658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: Running applications in the cloud efficiently requires much more than deploying software in virtual machines. Cloud applications have to be continuously managed: 1) to adjust their resources to the incoming load and 2) to face transient failures replicating and restarting components to provide resiliency on unreliable infrastructure. Continuous management monitors application and infrastructural metrics to provide automated and responsive reactions to failures (health management) and changing environmental conditions (autoscaling) minimizing human intervention. In the current practice, management functionalities are provided as infrastructural or third party services. In both cases they are external to the application deployment. We claim that this approach has intrinsic limits, namely that separating management functionalities from the application prevents them from naturally scaling with the application and requires additional management code and human intervention. Moreover, using infrastructure provider services for management functionalities results in vendor lock-in effectively preventing cloud applications to adapt and run on the most effective cloud for the job. In this position paper we propose a novel architecture that enables scalable and resilient self-management of microservices applications on cloud.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
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