cs 16(6): e1

Research Article

CloudTUI-FTS: a user-friendly and powerful tool to manage Cloud Computing Platforms

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262718,
        author={Massimo Canonico and Davide Monfrecola},
        title={CloudTUI-FTS: a user-friendly and powerful tool to manage Cloud Computing Platforms},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={6},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={CS},
        year={2016},
        month={1},
        keywords={cloud computing systems, user interface, fault tolerance, scalability},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262718}
    }
    
  • Massimo Canonico
    Davide Monfrecola
    Year: 2016
    CloudTUI-FTS: a user-friendly and powerful tool to manage Cloud Computing Platforms
    CS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-12-2015.2262718
Massimo Canonico1,*, Davide Monfrecola1
  • 1: University of Piemonte Orientale
*Contact email: mex@di.unipmn.it

Abstract

The NIST defines Cloud Computing as a model for en-abling ubiquitous network access to a shared pool of con-figurable computing resources. Thanks to the popularity of Cloud Computing and its various area of applicability, in the last years various projects have been realized for building Cloud systems (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Nimbus, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, and Microsoft Azure, just to name a few). Unfortunately, most of these projects (especially the open source ones) have some drawbacks: the user interfaces are not userfriendly, the basic tasks are complex to setup and to configure even for users with computer science skills. In this paper we present CloudTUI-FTS: a powerful and user-friendly tool able to easily interact with different Cloud platforms. In particular, with CloudTUI FTS the user can perform both basic tasks (e.g., start-up/shut-down a service) and advanced tasks (e.g., create policies and mechanisms to prevent faults and to provide service scalability). We evaluate the effectiveness of our tool on the CloudLab infrastructure.