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Revenue maximization in web service provision

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



An architecture of a hosting system is presented,where a number of servers are used to provide differenttypes of web services to paying customers. There arecharges for running jobs and penalties for failing to meetagreed Quality-of-Service requirements. The objective isto maximize the total average revenue per unit time. Dynamicpolicies for making allocation and admission decisionsare introduced and evaluated. The results of severalexperiments with a real implementation of the architectureare described.

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

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Computer Science: Research and Development

Year: 2009

Volume: 24

Issue: 4

Pages: 211-224

Date deposited: 19/01/2012

ISSN (print): 1865-2034

ISSN (electronic): 1865-2042

Publisher: Springer Verlag


DOI: 10.1007/s00450-009-0077-5


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