HORIZON CLOUD Technical Community Event: Proactive and polymorphic adaptation of multi-cloud deployments

October 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


HORIZON CLOUD Technical Community Event: Proactive and polymorphic adaptation of multi-cloud deployments

During the last couple of years, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions are becoming very popular. With the emerging cloud options, modern enterprises increasingly rely on hybrid cloud solutions to meet their computational demands by acquiring additional resources from public clouds dynamically as per their needs. International Data Corporation (IDC), which is a leading market-research firm, in its CloudView Survey 2017, reported that 87% of cloud users have adopted a hybrid cloud strategy and 56% of the users use more than one type of cloud deployment. Still, many organizations hesitate to use Cloud computing because they have data that must stay private, and it is difficult to avoid Cloud provider lock-in. Moreover, different Cloud providers offer different solutions and it could be desirable to mix and match the best offerings. The minimal deployment requirements for most Cloud users are to minimize the deployment cost while maximizing the performance of their application. Cloud Computing offers significant advantages over traditional cluster computing architectures including flexibility, high-availability, ease of deployments, and on-demand resource allocation – all packed up in an attractive pay-as-you-go economic model for the users.


Why participate?

The HORIZON CLOUD Technical Community Event will be an opportunity to:

  • Find out what is currently going on in the European Cloud Research & Innovation Scene
  • Meet Cloud Computing experts working in the field of Cloud Research & Innovation projects in Europe


This workshop, entitled: “Proactive and polymorphic adaptation of multi-cloud deployments” will provide an introduction to the multi-cloud application modelling, configuration, deployment, and adaptation, including the survey of the existing Cloud Management Platforms (CMP), modelling methods, and languages.
Moreover, we will provide an overview of the latest research, the comparison of different CMPs available (such as Cyclone RightScale and Google Cloud Anthos).
During our workshop, we will use the MELODIC open-source middleware platform to implement a self-adaptive deployment and reconfiguration system based on a feedback- driven control loop for an example multicomponent Cloud application doing genome data mining.
Based on the MELODIC approach, we will show the existing research project MORPHEMIC and its first release of Proactive and Polymorphic Adaptation, Proactive Scheduler, Self- healing Event Management System and CAMEL Designer. We will also mention existing research challenges in the area to motivate research in this direction.

The workshop is planned as 4 sessions (30 minutes each) and is covering the following topics:

14h00 – 14h30: PART I: Introduction of multi-cloud ideas and the latest research

  • Introduction to Multi-Cloud optimization,
  • Overview of MELODIC
  • Extensions to MORPHEMIC
  • New features of MORPHEMIC: The SR Crawler

Speakers: Geir Horn (University of Oslo) and Maria Di Girolamo (Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica SPA)


14h30 – 15h00: PART II: Deployment of the MORPHEMIC Platform

  • UI and features walk-through
  • CAMEL model overview
  • Preparation of the CAMEL model for sample application
  • Deployment and optimization of the sample application
  • Reconfiguration of the application

Speakers: Etienne Brosse (Softeam) and Maciej Riedl (7bulls.com Sp. z o.o.)


15h00 – 15h30: PART III
A: MELODIC use case – live presentation of the Big Data Genom application deployment and adaptation
Genom application is typical Spark Big Data application and the ability to Multi-Cloud adaptation will be presented.
B: AI Investments use case – introduction to commercial MELODIC use case AI Investments platform
The description of the use case, Multi-Cloud architecture and benefits will be presented.

Speakers: Maciej Riedl (7bulls.com Sp. z o.o.) and Paweł Skrzypek (AI Investments Sp. z o.o.)


15h30 – 16h00: PART IV: Existing Research Challenges and Summary

Speaker: Geir Horn (University of Oslo)