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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Towards workload-aware cloud resource provisioning using a multi-controller fuzzy switching approach
Author(s): Ullah, Amjad
Li, Jingpeng
Hussain, Amir
Keywords: cloud elasticity
control theory
fuzzy logic
dynamic resource provisioning
feedback controllers
elasticity rules
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2018
Date Deposited: 26-Feb-2019
Citation: Ullah A, Li J & Hussain A (2018) Towards workload-aware cloud resource provisioning using a multi-controller fuzzy switching approach. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 12 (1), pp. 13-25.
Abstract: Elasticity enables cloud customers to enrich their applications to dynamically adjust underlying cloud resources. Over the past, a plethora of techniques have been introduced to implement elasticity. Control theory is one such technique that offers a systematic method to design feedback controllers to perform elasticity. Many of the available such approaches utilise the single system model. However, for cloud applications that are subject to time varying workload conditions (e.g., e-commerce applications), it becomes difficult for such approaches to perform effectively at all times to achieve the desired performance goals. This paper exploits the novel use of a recently developed multi-controller based approach, where each controller is designed specifically for different operating conditions. Moreover, the use of fuzzy logic is exploited for the selection of a suitable controller at runtime. Initial results in comparison with the conventional feedback control approach demonstrate better achievement of the performance goals.
DOI Link: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2018.093838
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