Online lab infrastructure as a service: A new paradigm to simplify the development and deployment of online labs


With the development of RLMSs, the functionalities online laboratory systems began to be exposed via well defined external Web services-based APIs, what impacted positively on the efforts necessary to develop a new online laboratory. However, developing and deploying the Remote Lab system still requires a fairly high technical and administrative efforts in order to ensure the proper development, security, setup and maintenance of the online laboratory system. This work introduces a new paradigm to deliver Remote Lab infrastructure as a service aiming at minimizing the requirements posed to online lab developers and lab owners to connect an equipment to the Internet.