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Title: Investigating into cloud resource management mechanisms
Author: He, Sijin
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2013
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Driven by the rapid growth of the demand for efficient and economical computational power, cloud computing has led the world into a new era. It delivers computing resources as services, whereby shared resources are provided to cloud users over the network in order to offer dynamic flexible resource provisioning for reliable and guaranteed services by using pay-as-you-use pricing model. Since multiple cloud users can request cloud resources simultaneously, cloud resource management mechanisms must operate in an efficient manner to satisfy demand of cloud users. Therefore, investigating cloud resource management mechanisms to achieve cloud resource efficiency is one of key elements that benefits both cloud providers and users. In this thesis, we present cloud resource management mechanisms for two different cloud infrastructures, i.e. virtual machine-based (VM-based) and application-based infrastructure. The VM-based infrastructure is an infrastructure that provides multi-tenancy for cloud users at VM-level, i.e. each cloud user directly controls their VMs in the cloud environment. The application-based infrastructure provides multi-tenancy at application level, in the other word, each cloud user directly control their applications in the cloud environment. For the VM-based infrastructure, we introduce two heuristics metrics to capture multi-dimensional characteristics of logical machines. By using a multivariate probabilistic model, we develop an algorithm to improve resource utilisation for the VM-based infrastructure. We then designed and implemented an application-based infrastructure called Elastic Application Container system (EAC system) to support multi-tenant cloud use. Based on the characteristics of the application-based and the VM-based infrastructure, we developed auto-scaling algorithms that can automatically scale cloud resources in the EAC system. In general, the cloud resource management mechanisms proposed in this thesis aims to investigate resource management mechanisms for cloud resource utilisation in the VM-based infrastructure and to provide suitable cloud resource provisioning mechanisms for the application-based infrastructure.
Supervisor: Guo, Yike ; Rustem, Berc Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.624071  DOI: Not available
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