Increasing Server Availability for Overall System Security: A Preventive Maintenance Approach Based on Failure Prediction

Provided by: Ain Shams University
Topic: Data Centers
Format: PDF
Server Availability (SA) is an important measure of overall systems security. Important security systems rely on the availability of their hosting servers to deliver critical security services. Many of these servers offer management interface through web mainly using an Apache server. This paper investigates the increase of Server Availability by the use of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) to predict software aging phenomenon. Several resource usage data is collected and analyzed on a typical long-running software system (a web server). A Multi-Layer Perception feed forward Artificial Neural Network was trained on an Apache web server dataset to predict future server resource exhaustion through uni-variate time series forecasting.

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