Recently, infrastructures for creating and deploying dynamically cooperating distributed services became popular. An area that these infrastructures address only insufficiently is the administration of services and their relationships. This article takes an in-depth look at some management topics that are particularly important in a dynamic service environment: service lifecycle and service dependencies. It states requirements for these areas that a management system has to fulfill. The article also describes MADYSON, a management infrastructure that was developed based on these requirements.
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