Auto-scaling Using TOSCA Infrastructure as Code

Matija Cankar, Anze Luzar, Damian A. Tamburri

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Autoscaling cloud infrastructures still remains a challenging endeavour during orchestration, given the many possible risks, options, and connected costs. In this paper we discuss the options for defining and enacting autoscaling using TOSCA standard templates and its own policy definition specifications. The goal is to define infrastructure blueprints to be self-contained, executable by an orchestrator that can take over autonomously all scaling tasks while maintaining acceptable structural and non-functional quality levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Architecture - 14th European Conference, ECSA 2020 Tracks and Workshops, Proceedings
EditorsHenry Muccini, Mirco Franzago, Paris Avgeriou, Barbora Buhnova, Javier Camara, Mauro Caporuscio, Anne Koziolek, Patrizia Scandurra, Catia Trubiani, Danny Weyns, Uwe Zdun
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-59155-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-59154-0
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1269 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

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  • Autoscaling
  • Cloud computing
  • FaaS
  • Function-as-a-Service
  • Orchestration
  • Scaling infrastructures


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