An Autonomic Service Delivery Platform for Service-Oriented Network Environments

R. D. Callaway, M. Devetsikiotis, Y. Viniotis, A. Rodriguez
2008 2008 IEEE International Conference on Communications  
direction of Michael Devetsikiotis and Yannis Viniotis.) Service-oriented architectures offer a more effective and flexible approach to integrating technology with business processes than traditional information technology (IT) architectures. Service-oriented architectures are the foundation for both next-generation telecommunications and middleware architectures, which are rapidly converging on top of commodity transport services. Services such as triple/quadruple play, multimedia messaging,
more » ... d presence are enabled by the emerging service-oriented IP Multimedia Subsystem, and allow telecommunications service providers to maintain, if not improve, their position in the marketplace. Service-oriented architectures are aggressively leveraged in next-generation middleware systems as the system model of choice to interconnect service consumers and providers within and between enterprises. We leverage previous research in active, overlay, and peer-to-peer networking technologies, along with recent advances in XML and Web Services, to create the paradigm of serviceoriented networking (SON). SON is an emerging architecture that enables network devices to operate at the application layer to provide functions such as service-based routing, content transformation, and protocol integration to consumers and providers. By adding applicationawareness into the network fabric, SON can act as a next-generation federated enterprise service bus that provides vast gains in overall performance and efficiency, and enables the integration of heterogeneous environments. The contributions of this research are threefold: first, we formalize SON as an architecture and discuss the challenges in building SON devices. Second, we discuss issues in interconnecting SON devices to create large-scale service-oriented middleware and telecommunications systems; in particular, we discuss the concept of federations of enterprise service buses, and present two protocols that enable a distributed service registry to support the federation. Finally, we propose an autonomic service delivery platform for service-oriented network environments. The platform enables a self-optimizing infrastructure that balances the goals of maximizing the business value derived from processing service requests and the optimal utilization of IT resources.
doi:10.1109/icc.2008.68 dblp:conf/icc/CallawayDVR08 fatcat:g6grjuu7j5b7beyllndvpg5xea