Towards a cost-optimized cloud application placement tool

Belli, Olivier (School of Engineering, Architecture and Landscape (hepia), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Loomis, Charles (SixSq Sarl, Geneva, Switzerland) ; Abdennadher, Nabil (School of Engineering, Architecture and Landscape (hepia), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

The cloud computing ecosystem comprises hundreds of providers, offering diverse computing services, incompatible APIs, and significantly different pricing models. Cloud application management platforms hide the heterogeneity of the services and APIs, allowing, to varying degrees, portability between providers. These tools remove technical barriers to switching providers, but they do not provide a mechanism for evaluating the cost effectiveness of switching. This paper presents a decision support system, working within cloud application management platforms, that evaluates the costs of a customer's applications using resources from different cloud service providers. The system (1) generalizes and normalizes multiple cloud pricing models and (2) gathers pricing data from cloud providers. These, in conjunction with the application resource consumption model, allow the cloud pricing module to estimate a price for the application for each cloud provider. To demonstrate this, our cloud pricing module has been inte-grated with the SlipStream multi-cloud application management platform, allowing its users to optimize their choice of provider(s).


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Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEPIA - Genève
Institute:
inIT - Institut d'Ingénierie Informatique et des Télécommunications
Publisher:
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 12-15 December 2016
Date:
2016-12
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
12-15 December 2016
Pagination:
8 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), 12-15 December 2016, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Numeration (vol. no.):
pp. 43-50
DOI:
ISSN:
2330-2186
ISBN:
978-1-5090-1445-3
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