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Advances in Software Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 905431, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/905431
Research Article

MetricsCloud: Scaling-Up Metrics Dissemination in Large Organizations

1Computer Science and Engineering, University of Gothenburg, Förskningsgången 6, 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden
2Ericsson AB, 164 83 Stockholm, Sweden

Received 10 September 2014; Revised 17 November 2014; Accepted 18 November 2014; Published 10 December 2014

Academic Editor: Phillip A. Laplante

Copyright © 2014 Miroslaw Staron and Wilhelm Meding. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The evolving software development practices in modern software development companies often bring in more empowerment to software development teams. The empowered teams change the way in which software products and projects are measured and how the measures are communicated. In this paper we address the problem of dissemination of measurement information by designing a measurement infrastructure in a cloud environment. The described cloud system (MetricsCloud) utilizes file-sharing as the underlying mechanism to disseminate the measurement information at the company. Based on the types of measurement systems identified in this paper MetricsCloud realizes a set of synchronization strategies to fulfill the needs specific for these types. The results from migrating traditional, web-based, folder-sharing distribution of measurement systems to the cloud show that this type of measurement dissemination is flexible, reliable, and easy to use.