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Dynamic Allocation and Admission Policies for QoS-aware Provisioning Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Michele Mazzucco, Dr Manuel Mazzara



We present an architecture of a hosting system consisting of a set of hosted Web Services subject to QoS constraints, and a certain number of servers used to run users demand. The traffic is session-based, while provider and users agree on SLAs specifying the expected level of service performancesuch that the service provider is liable to compensate hist/her customers if the level of performance is not satisfactory. The system is driven by a utility function which tries to optimize the average earned revenue per unit time. The middleware collects demand and performance statistics, and estimates traffic parameters in order to make dynamic decisions concerning server allocation and admission control. We empirically evaluate the effects of admission policies, resource allocation and service differentiation schemes on the achieved revenues, and we find that our system is robust enough to successfully deal with session-based traffic under different conditions.

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Author(s): Mazzucco M, Mazzara M, Dragoni N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems

Year: 2013

Volume: 4

Issue: 1

Pages: 27-44

Print publication date: 01/01/2013

Date deposited: 26/03/2012

ISSN (print): 1757-8779

ISSN (electronic): 1757-8787

Publisher: Inderscience Publishers


DOI: 10.1504/IJCCBS.2013.053741


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