An agile container-based approach to TaaS

Verdugo Rodríguez, Pedro Manuel and Salvachúa Rodríguez, Joaquín and Huecas Fernández Toribio, Gabriel (2017). An agile container-based approach to TaaS. In: "56th FITCE Congress 2017", 14/09/2017 - 15/09/2017, Madrid. ISBN 978-1-5386-0567-7. pp. 10-15.


Title: An agile container-based approach to TaaS
  • Verdugo Rodríguez, Pedro Manuel
  • Salvachúa Rodríguez, Joaquín
  • Huecas Fernández Toribio, Gabriel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 56th FITCE Congress 2017
Event Dates: 14/09/2017 - 15/09/2017
Event Location: Madrid
Title of Book: Proceedings of 56th FITCE Congress 2017
Date: November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5386-0567-7
Freetext Keywords: Testing, Cloud computing, Virtualization, Hardware, Containers, Standards
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Current cloud deployment scenarios imply a need for fast testing of user oriented software in diverse, hetero-geneous and often unknown hardware and network environ-ments, making it difficult to ensure optimal or reproducible in-site testing. The current paper proposes the use of container based lightweight virtualization with a ready-to-run, just-in-time deployment strategy in order to minimize time and resources needed for streamlined multicomponent prototyping in PaaS systems. To that end, we will study a specific case of use consisting of providing end users with pre-tested custom prepackaged and preconfigured software, guaranteeing the viability of the aforementioned custom software, the syntactical integrity of the provided deployment system, the availability of needed dependencies as well as the sanity check of the already deployed and running software. From an architectural stand-point, by using standard, common use deployment packages as Chef or Puppet hosted in parallellizable workloads over ready-to-run Docker images, we can minimize the time required for full-deployment multicomponent systems testing and valida-tion, as well as wrap the commonly provided features via a user-accessible RESTful API. The proposed infrastructure is currently available and freely accessible as part of the FIWARE EU initiative, and is open to third party collaboration and extension from a FOSS perspective.

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Item ID: 50139
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DOI: 10.1109/FITCE.2017.8093000
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 May 2018 13:52
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 13:52
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