Envisage: Simulating the Cost of Cloud Deployment


When system design does not take deployment architectures and costs into account, the savings of cloud computing are difficult to realize. The ENVISAGE project develops formal behavioral models that integrate data modeling, control flow, resource usage, and static and dynamic deployment and scaling decisions. Static analysis methods help with establishing confidence and calculating worst-case cost; simulation and visualization tools enable gaining insights into whole-system behavior already during the modeling and design phase.