From the June 2013 Issue
Optimal Multiserver Configuration for Profit Maximization in Cloud Computing
By Junwei Cao, Kai Hwang, Keqin Li, and Albert Y. Zomaya
As cloud computing becomes more and more popular, understanding the economics of cloud computing becomes critically important. To maximize the profit, a service provider should understand both service charges and business costs, and how they are determined by the characteristics of the applications and the configuration of a multiserver system. The problem of optimal multiserver configuration for profit maximization in a cloud computing environment is studied. Our pricing model takes such factors into considerations as the amount of a service, the workload of an application environment, the configuration of a multiserver system, the service-level agreement, the satisfaction of a consumer, the quality of a service, the penalty of a low-quality service, the cost of renting, the cost of energy consumption, and a service provider's margin and profit...
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- Special Section on Many-Task Computing (June 2011)
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