Accounting and Billing for Federated Cloud Infrastructures
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC 2009) / [ed] Juan. E. Guerrero, IEEE Computer Society Press , 2009, 268-275 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Emerging Cloud computing infrastructures provide computing resources on demand based on postpaid principles. For example, the RESERVOIR project develops an infrastructure capable of delivering elastic capacity that can automatically be increased or decreased in order to cost-efficiently fulfill established Service Level Agreements. This infrastructure also makes it possible for a data center to extend its total capacity by subcontracting additional resources from collaborating data centers, making the infrastructure a federation of Clouds. For accounting and billing, such infrastructures call for novel approaches to perform accounting for capacity that varies over time and for services (or more precisely virtual machines) that migrate between physical machines or even between data centers. For billing, needs arise for new approaches to simultaneously manage postpaid and prepaid payment schemes for capacity that varies over time in response to user needs. In this paper, we outline usage scenarios and a set of requirements for such infrastructures, and propose an accounting and billing architecture to be used within RESERVOIR. Even though the primary focus for this architecture is accounting and billing between resource consumers and infrastructure provides, future support for inter-site billing is also taken into account.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Computer Society Press , 2009. 268-275 p.
accounting, billing, cloud computing, grid computing, SGAS, RESERVOIR
Research subject Computing Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-29904DOI: 10.1109/GCC.2009.37OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-29904DiVA: diva2:278514
Eighth International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC 2009), 27-29 August, Lanzhou, China
Daniel Henriksson Se även Daniel Esping2009-11-262009-11-262013-09-19Bibliographically approved