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The diversity of Cloud computing services is challenging the application developers as various and non-standard interfaces are provided for these services. Few middleware solutions were developed until now to support the design, deployment and execution of service-independent applications as well as the management of resources from multiple Clouds. This paper focuses on one of these advanced middleware solutions, called mOSAIC. Written after the completion of its development, this paper presents an integrated overview of the mOSAIC approach and the use of its various software prototypes in a Cloud application development process. We are starting from the design concepts and arrive to various applications, as well as to the position versus similar initiatives. © 2013 Petcu et al.
Petcu, D., Di Martino, B., Venticinque, S., Rak, M., Máhr, T., Lopez, G. E., … Stankovski, V. (2013). Experiences in building a mOSAIC of clouds. Journal of Cloud Computing, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/2192-113X-2-12