Multi-level Elasticity Control of Cloud Services

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Abstract

Fine-grained elasticity control of cloud services has to deal with multiple elasticity perspectives (quality, cost, and resources). We propose a cloud services elasticity control mechanism that considers the service structure for controlling the cloud service elasticity at multiple levels, by firstly defining an abstract composition model for cloud services and enabling multi-level elasticity control. Secondly, we define mechanisms for solving conflicting elasticity requirements and generating action plans for elasticity control. Using the defined concepts and mechanisms we develop a runtime system supporting multiple levels of elasticity control and validate the resulted prototype through experiments.

This work was supported by the European Commission in terms of the CELAR FP7 project (FP7-ICT-2011-8 #317790).