Autonomic Resource Virtualization in Cloud-Like Environments

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: PDF

Cloud computing is a newly emerged computing infrastructure that builds on the latest achievements of diverse research areas, such as grid computing, service-oriented computing, business process management and virtualization. An important characteristic of Cloud-based services is the provision of non-functional guarantees in the form of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), such as guarantees on execution time or price. However, due to system malfunctions, changing workload conditions, hard- and software failures, established SLAs can be violated.