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Enabling Business-Preference-Based Scheduling of Cloud Computing Resources

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10382)

Abstract

Although cloud computing technology gets increasingly sophisticated, a resource allocation method still has to be proposed that allows providers to take into consideration the preferences of their customers. The existing engineering-based and economics-based resource allocation methods do not take into account jointly the different objectives that engineers and marketing employees of a cloud provider company follow. This article addresses this issue by presenting the system architecture and, in particular, the business-preference-based scheduling algorithm that integrates the engineering aspects of resource allocation with the economics aspects of resource allocation. To show the workings of the new business-preference-based scheduling algorithm, which integrates a yield management method and a priority-based scheduling method, a simulation has been performed. The results obtained are compared with results from the First-Come-First-Serve scheduling algorithm. The comparison shows that the proposed scheduling algorithm achieves higher revenue than the engineering-based scheduling algorithm.

Keywords

Cloud computing Resource allocation FCFS Yield management Scheduling Pricing Economics-based resource allocation System architecture 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was conducted within the project BASMATI (Cloud Brokerage Across Borders for Mobile Users and Applications), which has received funding from the ICT R&D program of the Korean MSIP/IITP (R0115-16-0001) and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 723131.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program, Department of Industrial Engineering, College of EngineeringSeoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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