With MODAClouds MultiCloud DevOps Toolbox you model, develop, deploy, operate, monitor and control cloud applications exploiting the benefits of working with multiple clouds, but being sure that your cloud infrastructure and services will always meet your business requirements.
We want to provide tools to provide agility and improve interoperability to organizations from early stages of cloud application development to live production operations.
MODAClouds MultiCloud DevOps Toolbox
Cloud has several benefits and Multi-Cloud Economics pretend to use the best of every cloud for gaining the most value for organizations. However, this is not always possible since it introduces complexity, heterogeneity and various other problems that come with the use of different clouds. Moreover, developing applications for multi-Clouds impacts established enterprise procedures and business models.
In this context, organizations need flexible cloud infrastructures at the service of the organization, focusing in customer value and powering business models, not on solving new cloud problems.
The risk of technological lock-in is a major concern for Cloud customers. Cloud providers, in fact, offer proprietary solutions that force Cloud customers to decide, at the early stages of software development the design and deployment models to adopt (e.g. public vs hybrid Clouds) as well as the technology stack (e.g. Amazon Simple DB vs Google Bigtable). Lack of past expertise in Cloud computing makes this a high-risk choice, especially for SMEs. This, if the target platform does not fulfill the original expectations, has potentially catastrophic business consequences. Thus, organizations require operating cloud strategies reducing the risk of lock-in (e.g. developing once and being able to deploy in multiple Clouds).
There is no doubt that cloud offers many benefits. But single cloud provider can offer all the best services to implement you business models. Organizations want to use and deploy different pieces using the best infrastructure across multiple and largely incompatible cloud platforms? Is it possible to manage and operate cloud services in multiple clouds, taking care of the heavy work with automated migration of application's components to better venues according to your specifications.
In order to provide a business model on top of cloud services, quality metrics are needed to quantify how applications should operate according to our notion of risk and business requirements. It is also required to act upon unexpected degradation of clouds services to sustain our quality standards. Defining these quality and service level expectations is required at design and run time.
Organizations require from IT more than just mere technology. What it is expected is that technology also comes with methodological benefits that empower IT teams to be more flexible, more agile, to be more productive, etc. Devops is a current movement that bring several benefits by closing the gap of both the design-time and the run-time teams. In today's economy, to become even more agile, organizations require various ways to embrace DevOps processes for multi-cloud applications.
Selecting the Best Execution Venue according to your cloud strategy and business model's requirements is hard due to variability in Cloud resource prices across time, geographic location, performance, legal aspects, and more importantly the advent at the speed of light of a myriad of cloud services providing similar solutions.
The MultiClouds Alliance is an initiative that has been created after the efforts carried out after the work carried out during the three years working in the MODAClouds Research Project. The initiative develops on the interests of the members of the consortium to exploit the results, technologies and experience gained during this period while continuing developing a strong collaboration after the project formally ends that continues the creation and promotion of technologies for Multi-Cloud scenarios. Learn more about the objectives, actions and how to become a member of the MultiClouds Alliance created after MODAClouds Project here.
MODAClouds Project is supported by world class global companies; best of breed academic and research institutions; medium and small European companies. The MultiClouds Alliance initiative is being undertaken by various partners of the MODAClouds Project Consortium These companies are involved in the initiative to leverage cloud computing technologies focused on Business-Driven QoS, DevOps, and Multi-Cloud scenarios.
The MultiClouds DevOps Alliance is supported by a number of research projects and technology companies in the European context:
A number of partners from DICE H2020 research project are joining the alliance as associate partners to provide guidance on how to build a solution for Big data software systems on top of several MODAClouds outputs.. Read more...
MODAClouds & ARTIST research projects share stage in a business workshop “Solving Top 6 Pains of Cloud Computing Development and Operations by Picking the Right Tools” to attract potential members.. Read more...