An adaptive hybrid elasticity controller for cloud infrastructures
2012 (English)In: 2012 IEEE Network operations and managent symposium (NOMS), IEEE Communications Society, 2012, 204-212 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Cloud elasticity is the ability of the cloud infrastructure to rapidly change the amount of resources allocated to a service in order to meet the actual varying demands on the service while enforcing SLAs. In this paper, we focus on horizontal elasticity, the ability of the infrastructure to add or remove virtual machines allocated to a service deployed in the cloud. We model a cloud service using queuing theory. Using that model we build two adaptive proactive controllers that estimate the future load on a service. We explore the different possible scenarios for deploying a proactive elasticity controller coupled with a reactive elasticity controller in the cloud. Using simulation with workload traces from the FIFA world-cup web servers, we show that a hybrid controller that incorporates a reactive controller for scale up coupled with our proactive controllers for scale down decisions reduces SLA violations by a factor of 2 to 10 compared to a regression based controller or a completely reactive controller.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Communications Society, 2012. 204-212 p.
, IEEE IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, ISSN 1542-1201
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51044DOI: 10.1109/NOMS.2012.6211900ISI: 000309517000025ISBN: 978-1-4673-0268-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-51044DiVA: diva2:474360
13th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, 16-20 April 2012, Maui, Hawaii, USA