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Web Service Hosting and Revenue Maximization

Lookup NU author(s): Michele Mazzucco, Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani, Jill Palmer, Dr Martin Fisher



An architecture of a hosting system is presented, where a number of servers are used to provide different types of web services to paying customers. There are charges for running jobs and penalties for failing to meet agreed Quality-of-Service requirements. The objective is to maximize the total average revenue per unit time. Dynamic policies for making server allocation and job admission decisions are introduced and evaluated. The results of several experiments with a real implementation of the architecture are described.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Mazzucco M, Mitrani I, Palmer J, Fisher M, McKee P

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2007

Pages: 15

Print publication date: 01/09/2007

Source Publication Date: September 2007

Report Number: 1047

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne