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Managing dynamic enterprise and urgent workloads on clouds using layered queuing and historical performance models

TitleManaging dynamic enterprise and urgent workloads on clouds using layered queuing and historical performance models
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBacigalupo, DA, van Hemert, JI, Chen, X, Usmani, A, Chester, AP, He, L, Dillenberger, DN, Wills, GB, Gilbert, L, Jarvis, SA
Journal TitleSimulation Modelling Practice and Theory
Volume19
Pages1479–1495
Keywordse-Science
Abstract

The automatic allocation of enterprise workload to resources can be enhanced by being able to make what–if response time predictions whilst different allocations are being considered. We experimentally investigate an historical and a layered queuing performance model and show how they can provide a good level of support for a dynamic-urgent cloud environment. Using this we define, implement and experimentally investigate the effectiveness of a prediction-based cloud workload and resource management algorithm. Based on these experimental analyses we: (i) comparatively evaluate the layered queuing and historical techniques; (ii) evaluate the effectiveness of the management algorithm in different operating scenarios; and (iii) provide guidance on using prediction-based workload and resource management.

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