EasyCloud: Multi-clouds made easy


Interoperability between different cloud platforms is a critical requirement for letting users to smoothly switch between different cloud providers and combine their services. However, the lack of standard interfaces to access these cloud platforms may result in the vendor lock-in situation, whereby users are locked into a specific cloud provider. In this paper, we present EasyCloud, a toolkit able to effectively support the creation and usage of Multi-cloud Systems (MSs) by providing interoperability, platform independence, effective resource provisioning, and ease of use. We describe its architecture and implementation, and experimentally assess the performance of EasyCloud, and compare it to existing alternative MS toolkits that are representative of the state-of-the-art. Our results clearly show that EasyCloud is highly scalable, quite efficient, and outperforms the other alternative toolkits.

In 45th IEEE Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), All-Virtual conference