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Towards Application-Specific Service Level Agreements: Experiments in Clouds and Grids

Li, B and Gillam, L (2010) Towards Application-Specific Service Level Agreements: Experiments in Clouds and Grids In: Cloud Computing: Principles, Systems and Applications. Springer. ISBN 9781849962407

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Service Level Agreements (SLAs) become increasingly important in Clouds, Grids and Utilities. SLAs which provide bilaterally beneficial terms are likely to attract more consumers and clarify expectations of both consumers and providers. This chapter extends our existing work in SLAs through evaluating application- specific costs within a commercial Cloud, a private Eucalyptus Cloud, and a Grid-based system. We assess the total runtime, as well as the wait time due to scheduling or the booting time of a virtual instance. With relatively short processes, this start-up overhead becomes insignificant. In undertaking these experiments, we have provided some justification for a recent hypothesis relating to a preference for job completion time over raw compute performance [7].

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Li, B
Gillam, L
Editors :
Antonopoulos, N
Gillam, L
Date : 2 August 2010
Additional Information : Copyright 2010 Springer-Verlag London Limited. Full text may be available from this repository at a later date.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Aug 2013 11:44
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 15:08

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