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SLA-based admission control for a Software-as-a-Service provider in Cloud computing environments


Wu, L and Garg, SK and Buyya, R, SLA-based admission control for a Software-as-a-Service provider in Cloud computing environments, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 78, (5) pp. 1280-1299. ISSN 0022-0000 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jcss.2011.12.014


Software as a Service (SaaS) provides access to applications to end users over the Internet without upfront investment in infrastructure and software. To serve their customers, SaaS providers utilise resources of internal data centres or rent resources from a public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. In-house hosting can increase administration and maintenance costs whereas renting from an IaaS provider can impact the service quality due to its variable performance. To overcome these limitations, we propose innovative admission control and scheduling algorithms for SaaS providers to effectively utilise public Cloud resources to maximize profit by minimizing cost and improving customer satisfaction level. Furthermore, we conduct an extensive evaluation study to analyse which solution suits best in which scenario to maximize SaaS providerʼs profit. Simulation results show that our proposed algorithms provide substantial improvement (up to 40% cost saving) over reference ones across all ranges of variation in QoS parameters.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cloud computing, Service Level Agreement (SLA), admission control, Software as a Service, scalability of application services
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Distributed systems and algorithms
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Garg, SK (Dr Saurabh Garg)
ID Code:93837
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:133
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-08-19
Last Modified:2014-12-08

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