Cluster Computing

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 1381–1394 | Cite as

A cost-aware mechanism for optimized resource provisioning in cloud computing

  • Safiye GhasemiEmail author
  • Mohammad Reza Meybodi
  • Mehdi Dehghan Takht Fooladi
  • Amir Masoud Rahmani


Due to the recent wide use of computational resources in cloud computing, new resource provisioning challenges have been emerged. Resource provisioning techniques must keep total costs to a minimum while meeting the requirements of the requests. According to widely usage of cloud services, it seems more challenging to develop effective schemes for provisioning services cost-effectively; we have proposed a novel learning based resource provisioning approach that achieves cost-reduction guarantees of demands. The contributions of our optimized resource provisioning (ORP) approach are as follows. Firstly, it is designed to provide a cost-effective method to efficiently handle the provisioning of requested applications; while most of the existing models allow only workflows in general which cares about the dependencies of the tasks, ORP performs based on services of which applications comprised and cares about their efficient provisioning totally. Secondly, it is a learning automata-based approach which selects the most proper resources for hosting each service of the demanded application; our approach considers both cost and service requirements together for deploying applications. Thirdly, a comprehensive evaluation is performed for three typical workloads: data-intensive, process-intensive and normal applications. The experimental results show that our method adapts most of the requirements efficiently, and furthermore the resulting performance meets our design goals.


Cloud computing Cost Learning automata Resource provisioning Services Virtual machine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Safiye Ghasemi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohammad Reza Meybodi
    • 2
  • Mehdi Dehghan Takht Fooladi
    • 2
  • Amir Masoud Rahmani
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Engineering Department, Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Computer Engineering and Information TechnologyAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran
  3. 3.Computer ScienceUniversity of Human DevelopmentSulaymaniyahIraq

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