- Open Source Service Platform Research
  Welcome to! The Open Source Service Platform Research initiative is committed to exploring, hosting and promoting innovative research ideas in the Internet of Services, Cloud Computing and service ecosystems. We invite researchers everywhere to use our results and to contribute back.  
Projects >> Cloud Computing Extension
Many distributable service technologies define a simple file archive for the implementation and description artefacts. However, virtual machine images are likewise great service packages especially for complex services which need their own database, operating system settings, custom tools and languages and so on. Therefore, the Cloud Computing extension extends the Unified Hosting part of SPACE with virtual machine detection, information extraction and deployment. It also extends the Contract Wizard application with a configurator which is driven by SLA/configuration settings. It right-sizes the virtual machine instance and configures aspects of the machine inside on startup. Furthermore, the Highly-Virtualising Cloud Resource Broker introduces more Cloud service consumption and provisioning flexibility, along with spot markets for Cloud resources. The extension ships with three additional scenario services: a social network application VM, a nested Cloud base VM, and a recursively nested benchmark VM for experimentation.
Read more about the Cloud Computing extension in the wiki!

Much of the work on projects is either publicly funded work or comes from volunteer contributions. Please check out our credits and funding sections to learn more.