Architecture for Service Oriented Solution Delivery Using Grid Systems

Today, service delivery environments are increasingly required to handle complex service requests requiring configuration and deployment of customized solutions. Managing and delivering such services using grid based infrastructure has many attractions including flexible resource management framework, the ability to handle heterogeneous workload and heterogeneous resources, and the ability to incorporate and share resources from multiple administrative and policy domains. However, existing grid systems lack critical system management services such as automated configuration, deployment, and life-cycle services that are taken for granted on other large scale systems. In this paper, we describe Harmony II — an architecture for delivering customized solutions using an approach that is amenable to automation in configuration and deployment of solutions on grid resources. These automations are made possible by using resource virtualization, workload and resource capacity predictions, and on-line matching of workload requirements with available resource capacities.

By: Vijay K. Naik; Pawel Garbacki; Ajay Mohindra

Published in: RC23943 in 2006


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