Hybrid cloud placement algorithm
A fully functional hybrid cloud solution requires a placement service to automatically decide whether an application should be deployed on premise, in a public cloud, or across private and public clouds. Such a service must consider application structure and communication patterns, application affinity requirements, which usually result from data protection rules, and deployment costs. In this paper, we propose a hybrid cloud placement approach which addresses these challenges. Our approach considers application requirements, cost, and private cloud capacity. Further, it is tunable to allow for changing application patterns and business objectives and offers a useful trade-off between application QoS and its deployment cost.