Model Based Business and IT Cloud Alignment as a Cloud Offering
Cloud computing proved to offer flexible IT solutions. Although
large enterprises may benefit from this technology by educating their IT departments, SMEs are dramatically falling behind in cloud usage and hence lose
the ability to efficiently adapt their IT to their business needs. This paper introduces the project idea of the H2020 project CloudSocket, by elaborating the
idea of Business Processes as a Service, where concept models and semantics
are applied to align business processes with Cloud deployed workflows. Four
architectural building blocks proposed for (i) design, (ii) allocation, (iii) execution and (iv) evaluation are discussed before providing and outlook.