Towards An Effective and General Resource Accounting and Control Framework in Consolidated IT Platforms

Provided by: Penn State CSE 121
Topic: Cloud
Format: PDF
In today's consolidated IT platforms, the capability to accurately account and proactively control the overall hardware resource usage among hosted applications can be necessary for a variety of resource management actions, such as capacity planning, dynamic resource reallocation and/or load balancing, and possibly also for auditing and explicit or implicit billing. The authors find that the increasing use of shared services in IT platforms, as exemplified by software-as-a-service offered by many clouds, renders existing solutions for accounting inadequate.

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