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Kourtesis, D.; Bratanis, K.; Friesen, A.; Verginadis, Y.; Simons, A.J.H.; Rossini, A.; Schwichtenberg, A.; Gouvas, P. (2014)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Languages: English
Types: Other
As the number of cloud service providers grows and the requirements of cloud service consumers become more complex, the latter will come to depend more and more on the intermediation services of cloud service brokers. Continuous quality assurance and optimisation of services is becoming a mission-critical objective that many consumers will find difficult to address without help from cloud service intermediaries. The Broker@Cloud project envisages a software framework that will make it easier for cloud service intermediaries to address this need, and this paper provides an analysis of key requirements for this framework. We discuss the methodology that we followed to capture these requirements, which involved defining a conceptual service lifecycle model, carrying out a series of Design Thinking workshops, and formalising requirements based on an agile requirements information model. Then, we present the key requirements identified through this process in the form of summarised results.
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    • Broker@Cloud Project deliverable (2013) Cloud Services Brokerage Is Dominated by Three Primary Roles. Gartner (2011) Bratanis, K., Kourtesis, D., Paraskakis, I., Verginadis, Y., Mentzas, G., Simons, AJH., Friesen, A., Braun, S.: A Research Roadmap for Bringing Continuous Quality Assurance and Optimization to Enterprise Cloud Service Brokers. eChallenges 2013 (2013) Kourtesis, D., Bratanis, K.: Towards Continuous Quality Assurance in Future Enterprise Cloud Service Brokers. In: Proceedings of the 8th South East European Doctoral Student Conference, SEERC (2013) Cross, N.: Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work. Oxford UK and New York: Berg, (2011) Leffingwell, D., Aalto, J.: A Lean and Scalable Requirements Information Model for the Agile Enterprise.
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