Improving Reliability of Cloud-Based Applications

  • Hong Thai TranEmail author
  • George Feuerlicht
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9846)


With the increasing availability of various types of cloud services many organizations are becoming reliant on providers of cloud services to maintain the operation of their enterprise applications. Different types of reliability strategies designed to improve the availability of cloud services have been proposed and implemented. In this paper we have estimated the theoretical improvements in service availability that can be achieved using the Retry Fault Tolerance, Recovery Block Fault Tolerance and Dynamic Sequential Fault Tolerance strategies, and we have compared these estimates to experimentally obtained results. The experimental results obtained using our prototype Service Consumer Framework are consistent with the theoretical predictions, and indicate significant improvements in service availability when compared to invoking cloud services directly.


Reliability of cloud services Fault tolerance RFT RBFT DSFT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of Technology, SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Unicorn CollegePrague 3Czech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Information TechnologyUniversity of Economics, PraguePrague 3Czech Republic

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