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Mechanism Design for Stochastic Virtual Resource Allocation in Non-Cooperative Cloud Systems

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Executive Summary

Currently, virtualization technology has been widely adopted by cloud service providers to provide flexible and cost-effective resource sharing among users. On cloud platforms, computing resources are allocated on-demand dynamically and the application hosted on a Virtual Machine(VM) usually has the illusion of complete control of resources. Thus, a selfish VM may strategically compete for resource with other VMs to maximize its own benefit while at the cost of overall system performance. This problem poses new challenges to cloud providers, who must thwart non-cooperative behavior as well as allocating resource among selfish VMs efficiently.

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