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Cloud Reference Framework

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Authors Bhumip Khasnabish , JunSheng Chu , SuAn Ma , Ning So , Paul Unbehagen , Monique Morrow, Masum Hasan , Yuri Demchenko , Meng Yu
Last updated 2015-10-11 (Latest revision 2015-04-09)
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This document presents a cloud reference framework that intends to provide a basis for designing interoperable cloud services and their integration into existing open Internet and enterprise IT infrastructures. In general, a cloud-based system utilizes virtualized computing / communications / storage resources and applications, and allows their combined provisioning as complex infrastructure services. In the emerging cloud-based virtualized infrastructures and services are provisioned on on-demand basis, and configured for specific customer needs or tasks. The reference framework is based on the survey of the SDOs and WGs that are focusing on cloud-based systems and services (Cloud SDO, I-D.Khasnabish-cloud-sdo-survey), on-going standardisation activities and other research and developments in the cloud computing technology area. Both intra-cloud and inter-cloud reference frameworks are presented and the requirements to the general functional layers and components are discussed.


Bhumip Khasnabish
JunSheng Chu
SuAn Ma
Ning So
Paul Unbehagen
Monique Morrow
Masum Hasan
Yuri Demchenko
Meng Yu

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