Heavy-Traffic Analysis of Cloud Provisioning

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Provided by: IBM
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
Virtual Machine (VM) provisioning is one of the fundamental components in virtualization-based cloud offerings. Modeling and analytically understanding the provisioning process is critical for the deployment and management of large-scale cloud. Based on extensive experiments on an example cloud system, the authors propose a queuing model to capture the important features related to scalability for the provisioning process. Specifically, they characterize how the number of VMs that can be hosted in the system and the number of physical host servers should scale according to the arriving VM requests.
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