Elisabetta Di Nitto

Model Driven DevOps of Multi-cloud Applications

Cloud computing is a major trend in the ICT industry. The wide spectrum of available Clouds, such as those offered by Microsoft, Google, Amazon, HP, AT&T, and IBM, just to mention big players, provides a vibrant technical environment, where even small and medium enterprises (SMEs) use cheap and flexible services creating innovative solutions and evolving their existing service offer. Despite this richness of environments, Cloud business models and technologies are characterized by critical issues, such as the heterogeneity between vendor technologies and the resulting lack of interoperability between Clouds. This implies that developing and operating applications on the Cloud can show some difficulties and that migrating the application from one Cloud to another may require some re-development effort. The purpose of this course/presentation is to show how model-driven engineering can be applied both to design and operation (DevOps) of cloud applications and can allow applications to exploit different clouds without requiring significant effort. Moreover, we will show how, thanks to models, it is possible to analyze and QoS characteristics of applications and keep them under control both at design time and at runtime.

Speaker's Bio
Elisabetta Di Nitto is an Associate Professor at DEIB of POLIMI. Elisabetta’s expertise lies in the areas of Software Engineering, Cloud Computing and large-scale service-oriented systems with a special attention to the techniques to make these systems self-adaptable. Elisabetta has published more than 90 papers in international journals and renowned conferences. She has been member of the editorial board of IEEE TSE, SOCA journal and Journal of Software: Evolution and Process. Moreover, she has been general chair of ESEC-FSE 2015 and program co-chair of ASE 2010 and of ServiceWave 2010. Elisabetta has participated in various European projects (among the others, S-CUBE, SLA@SOI, SOA4All, Cascadas). Currently, she is the coordinator of the FP7 IP MODAClouds (2012-2015), principal investigator for POLIMI in the STREP SeaClouds (2013-2015), and scientific coordinator in the H2020 project DICE (2015-2018).