University of Newcastle
Cloud computing infrastructures are providing resources on demand for tackling the needs of large-scale distributed applications. To adapt to the diversity of cloud infrastructures and usage, new operation tools and models are needed. Estimating the amount of resources consumed by each application in particular is a difficult problem, both for end users who aim at minimizing their costs and infrastructure providers aim at controlling their resources allocation. Furthermore, network provision is generally not controlled on clouds. This paper describes a framework automating cloud resources allocation, deployment and application execution control. It is based on a cost estimation model taking into account both virtual network and nodes managed by the cloud.