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2011 International Conference on Parallel Processing (2011)
Taipei City, Taiwan
Sept. 13, 2011 to Sept. 16, 2011
ISSN: 0190-3918
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4510-3
pp: 295-304
ABSTRACT
Cloud computing is the latest computing paradigm that delivers IT resources as services in which users are free from the burden of worrying about the low-level implementation or system administration details. However, there are significant problems that exist with regard to efficient provisioning and delivery of applications using Cloud-based IT resources. These barriers concern various levels such as workload modeling, virtualization, performance modeling, deployment, and monitoring of applications on virtualized IT resources. If these problems can be solved, then applications can operate more efficiently, with reduced financial and environmental costs, reduced under-utilization of resources, and better performance at times of peak load. In this paper, we present a provisioning technique that automatically adapts to workload changes related to applications for facilitating the adaptive management of system and offering end-users guaranteed Quality of Services (QoS) in large, autonomous, and highly dynamic environments. We model the behavior and performance of applications and Cloud-based IT resources to adaptively serve end-user requests. To improve the efficiency of the system, we use analytical performance (queueing network system model) and workload information to supply intelligent input about system requirements to an application provisioner with limited information about the physical infrastructure. Our simulation-based experimental results using production workload models indicate that the proposed provisioning technique detects changes in workload intensity (arrival pattern, resource demands) that occur over time and allocates multiple virtualized IT resources accordingly to achieve application QoS targets.
INDEX TERMS
Cloud Computing, Virtual Machine Provisioning, Analytical Performance, Quality of Service
CITATION

R. Ranjan, R. N. Calheiros and R. Buyya, "Virtual Machine Provisioning Based on Analytical Performance and QoS in Cloud Computing Environments," 2011 International Conference on Parallel Processing(ICPP), Taipei City, Taiwan, 2011, pp. 295-304.
doi:10.1109/ICPP.2011.17
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