Benchmarking cloud application auto-scaling algorithms

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Dr. Kocsis Imre
Department of Measurement and Information Systems

The cloud infrastructure's main advantage against own infrasucture is that in the Infrastucture as a Service (IaaS) model we can provision and deprovision virtual machines as needed in seemingly infinite quantity. Ideally we pay only for the resources that we actually use. Calculating the resource needed for the actual load is a non trivial problem. In the last few years many automatic scaling algorithms and control schemas have been publicated in various papers.

In this thesis I will show the different issues that arise in dynamic resource provisioning. In the first part I present the different scaling algorithms, and the load patterns that appear in the real world. Afther that I create the quality model of the automatic scaling algorithms.

The automatic scaling algorithm benchmarking framework was implemented on the Amazon Web Services infrastructure, where I scale a Worldpress application. On this framework I test 2 scaling algorithms, then compare the outputs to show that the framework works properly.


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