Cloud4SOA is providing an open semantic interoperable framework for Platform as a Service (PaaS) developers and providers, capitalizing on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), lightweight semantics and user-centric design and development principles.
The Cloud4SOA system supports Cloud-based application developers with multiplatform matchmaking, management, monitoring and migration by semantically interconnecting heterogeneous PaaS offerings across different providers that share the same technology.
These are value-added capabilities for the developer that facilitate the access and lifecycle management to the PaaS offering that best matches their computational needs, as well as empowering them with application portability in contrast to vendor lock-in. The results push towards a more open and dynamic market segment for rising PaaS providers and their potential developers.
PaaS and its Interoperable Potential
Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a novel, rapidly growing segment in the Cloud computing market, that enables software developers to create (develop or integrate), deploy, execute, and manage business applications, using a service provided by a third party. However, the diversity and heterogeneity of today’s existing PaaS offerings raises several interoperability challenges and makes it difficult for software developers to identify the platform that best fits their needs.