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Akshay Narayan , National University of Singapore
Shrisha Rao , International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore
The cost of electricity contributes significantly to the operating expense incurred in hosting cloud services. It is necessary to consider this cost while charging the consumers for their service utilization. In this work, we arrive at a metering mechanism for cloud services, in which the price of a cloud service tracks the input cost of electricity. The power-aware cloud metering developed here is a dynamic pricing and billing model where tariff for a cloud service is varied in accordance with the input electricity cost. We arrive at a model for power consumption of virtual machines hosted on the cloud infrastructure. This power consumption model is used in calculating the cost of operation of the service. A cloud instance leased by a consumer is billed based on the cost of operation obtained and its resource utilization. Experimental results validate the approach presented.
Cloud metering, Services Computing, Services Lifecycle, General, Services Billing, Service-Oriented Architecture, Bridging Business and IT Architecture, Enterprise Level Transformation, Cloud Computing, Power-aware

A. Narayan and S. Rao, "Power-Aware Cloud Metering," in IEEE Transactions on Services Computing.
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