New publication about CloudScale Architectural Templates on the MODELS 2013 conference

21. 01. 2014

CloudScale published and presented one paper at the ACM/IEEE 16th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2013). The paper, entitled "Architectural Templates: Engineering Scalable SaaS Applications Based on Architectural Styles", describes the idea of using information from high-level architectural styles for scalability engineering. The paper can be found at our publication page (http://www.cloudscale-project.eu/publications/academic-publication/).

CloudScale arranges workshop on Cloud service Scalability

21. 01. 2014

CloudScale will arrange a workshop on cloud service scalability as part of the recognised "International Conference on Performance Engineering" in Dublin 22 March. The full name of the workshop is : International Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud service Scalability (HotTopiCS 2014).  We have got 17 internationally recognised program committee members, and are now eager to look at the submissions after the submission deadline of 10 February.
 

CloudScale first review passed with flying colours

16. 01. 2014

All results from the first year approved, and progress considered to be good.

The first review of the project was held in Brussels in November 2013, where the reviewers appointed by the Commission judged the results from the first year.

We are pleased to share some of their praise: "The WPs are highly coupled and there is heavy interaction among them. Also the level of integration is strong. The consortium appears to be well orchestrated, use a common language and share a common vision for the project. The produced deliverables are very detailed and overall of good quality. From the results obtained it is evident that the partners have established a strong and effective collaboration and communication between beneficiaries is working well".

More specifically, they consider that "The “CloudScale framework” idea itself is a contribution to the state of the art because integrating and enhancing methodologies and tools will facilitate the migration to and proper use of cloud computing, therefore contributing to the uptake of cloud computing in the EU. Importantly, the project is contributing new metrics of scalability for Cloud services and new methods to understand and optimise scalability in this context".

The reviewer gave their advice for emphasis in the second year, and encouraged the project to create a community around the toolset as soon as possible.