Towards an ontology-based Intercloud resource catalogue
The IEEE P2302 Intercloud approach for a Semantic resource exchange
The Cloud Computing paradigm has been adopted in countless areas of application and forms the basis of a growing number of business cases. Similar to the situation with service providers in the 1980th, it becomes apparent that different Cloud providers build walled gardens around their offerings. While multiple projects and organizations are working on standards for federating Cloud domains, the scalable exchange of descriptions about heterogeneous resources are often not well considered. Our approach is to adopt both, ideas initially developed for the Internet to defne a scalable architecture and concepts from the Semantic Web to defne a canonical Intercloud ontology. An initial implementation of the architecture has been developed to form a basis for further refnement of the proposed concepts. As a result, we have defned an initial ontology for Intercloud resources and implemented a catalog for the IEEE Intercloud architecture.