A QoS Assurance Framework for Distributed Infrastructures

André Lage Freitas 1 Nikos Parlavantzas 1 Jean-Louis Pazat 1
1 MYRIADS - Design and Implementation of Autonomous Distributed Systems
IRISA-D1 - SYSTÈMES LARGE ÉCHELLE, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : Enforcing SLAs (Service Level Agreements) for services deployed on large-scale distributed infrastructures, such as grids and clouds, is complex owing to fluctuating customer demand and unpredictable resource availability. Current systems either address specific application domains or fail to provide a complete QoS assurance solution. This work proposes a generic framework to assist service providers in enforcing quality properties in distributed environments. The framework provides a rich set of QoS management functions, including negotiation, translation, and resource provisioning. Importantly, the framework supports dynamic adaptation; that is, it automatically modifies service behavior and resource usage in order to maintain agreed service levels while satisfying service provider-specific constraints. We have implemented an initial prototype in a grid environment and demonstrated its effectiveness in minimizing SLA violations.
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André Lage Freitas, Nikos Parlavantzas, Jean-Louis Pazat. A QoS Assurance Framework for Distributed Infrastructures. 3rd International Workshop on Monitoring, Adaptation and Beyond (MONA+), Dec 2010, Ayia Napa, Cyprus. ⟨10.1145/1929566.1929567⟩. ⟨inria-00533377⟩

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