Artikel in Tagungsband INPROC-2010-96

Trummer, Immanuel; Leymann, Frank; Mietzner, Ralph; Binder, Walter: Cost-Optimal Outsourcing of Applications into the Clouds.
In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing 2010 (CloudCom 2010) (to appear).
Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik, Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik.
IEEE, Dezember 2010.
Artikel in Tagungsband (Konferenz-Beitrag).
CR-Klassif.H.4.1 (Office Automation)
KeywordsCloud computing; Minimizing application running costs; Selecting optimal providers; Constraint programming

Commercial services for provisioning software components and virtual infrastructure in the cloud are emerging. For customers, this creates a multitude of possibilities for outsourcing part of the IT-stack to third parties in order to run their applications. These possibilities are associated with different running costs, so cloud customers have to determine the optimal solution. In this paper, we present and experimentally evaluate an algorithm that solves the corresponding optimization problem. We assume that applications are described as templates, fixing the deployment structure and constraining the properties of the used soft- and hardware components. Different parts of the application may be outsourced to different providers and several levels of outsourcing can be considered. However, dependencies between different parts of the application have to be respected. Our algorithm decomposes the application graph in a first step in order to discover all suitable cloud provisioning services from a registry. It determines the optimal solution by representing the problem as constraint optimization problem that can be solved by an existing solver implementation.

KontaktRalph Mietzner
Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Architektur von Anwendungssystemen
Eingabedatum6. Oktober 2010
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