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KPI-agnostic Control for Fine-Grained Vertical Elasticity
Umeå University, Sweden.
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Embedded Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1364-8127
Lund University, Sweden.
Umeå University, Sweden.
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2017 (English)In: 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing CCGrid 17, 2017, 589-598 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Applications hosted in the cloud have become indispensable in several contexts, with their performance often being key to business operation and their running costs needing to be minimized. To minimize running costs, most modern virtualization technologies such as Linux Containers, Xen, and KVM offer powerful resource control primitives for individual provisioning -- that enable adding or removing of fraction of cores and/or megabytes of memory with granularities of seconds. Despite the technology being ready, there is a lack of proper techniques for fine-grained resource allocation, because there is an inherent challenge in determining the correct composition of resources an application needs, with varying workload, to ensure deterministic performance. This paper presents a control-based approach for the management of multiple resources, accounting for the resource consumption, together with the application performance, enabling fine-grained vertical elasticity. The control strategy ensures that the application meets the target performance indicators, consuming as less resources as possible. We carried out an extensive set of experiments using different applications -- interactive with response-time requirements, as well as non-interactive with throughput desires -- by varying the workload mixes of each application over time. The results demonstrate that our solution precisely provides guaranteed performance while at the same time avoiding both resource over- and under-provisioning.

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2017. 589-598 p.
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Computer Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-35449DOI: 10.1109/CCGRID.2017.71OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-35449DiVA: diva2:1108107
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17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing CCGrid 17, 14 May 2017, Madrid, Spain
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Future factories in the Cloud
Available from: 2017-06-12 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2017-06-12Bibliographically approved

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