Towards runtime reconfiguration of application control policies in the cloud

Luis M. Vaquero*, Daniel Morán, Fermín Galán, Jose M. Alcaraz-Calero

*Corresponding author for this work

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20 Citations (Scopus)


The main contribution of this paper is the description of an architecture for dynamically controlling the behavior of the applications deployed in the Cloud by using a set of high-level rules. This architecture is flexible enough to enable the re-definition of behavior policies at runtime. This makes it possible to adapt the behavior of applications after deployment. It is also able to manage different cloud providers. This architecture has been implemented and the most relevant details of such implementation are also covered in this paper. Moreover, some use cases are also explained in order to provide a better description of the advantages of the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-512
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Network and Systems Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Application governance
  • Cloud
  • Dynamic reconfiguration
  • Rule based
  • Service behavior


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