On the effect of using third-party clouds for maximizing profit

Young Choon Lee, Chen Wang, Javid Taheri, Albert Y. Zomaya, Bing Bing Zhou

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Services in cloud computing systems are typically categorized into three types-software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). These services can be prepared in the form of virtual machine (VM) images; and they can be deployed and run dynamically as clients request. Since the cloud service provider has to deal with a diverse set of clients, including both regular and new/one-off clients, and their requests most likely differ from one another, the judicious scheduling of these requests plays a key role in the efficient use of resources for the provider to maximize its profit. In this paper, we address the problem of scheduling arbitrary service requests of those three different types-taking into account the maximization of profit-in cloud environments, and present the client satisfaction oriented scheduling (CSoS) algorithm. Our algorithm effectively exploits different characteristics of those three service types and the availability of third-party cloud service providers who have (or are capable of having) identical service offerings (using virtual machine images). Our main contribution is the incorporation of client satisfaction into our request scheduling; this incorporation enables to increase profit by avoiding the discontinuation of service requests from those unsatisfied clients due to the poor quality of service.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlgorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing - 10th International Conference, ICA3PP 2010, Proceedings
EditorsChing-Hsien Hsu, Laurence T. Yang, Jong Hyuk Park, Sang-Soo Yeo
Place of PublicationBerlin; Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages10
Volume6081 LNCS
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)3642131182, 9783642131189
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, ICA3PP 2010 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 21 May 201023 May 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume6081 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Other10th International Conference Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing, ICA3PP 2010
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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