Title: Federated selection of network and cloud services for high-performance software-defined cloud computing

Authors: Qiang Duan; Athanasios V. Vasilakos

Addresses: The Pennsylvania State University, 1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA 19001, USA ' Lulea University of Technology, SE-931 87 Skellefteå, Sweden

Abstract: The crucial role of networking in cloud service provisioning calls for federated selection of network and cloud services in order to guarantee the service performance required by diverse applications. In order to address the new challenges brought in by the software-defined cloud environment (SDCE) to service selection, we develop an approach for performance-based federated selection of network and cloud services in this paper. The main contributions we make in this paper include an abstract profile for network/cloud service capability that is agnostic to service implementations, a general demand profile applicable to diverse applications, an analysis technique for evaluating achievable performance of composite network-cloud services, and a scheme for federated selection of network and cloud services based on performance evaluation. The technique and method developed in this paper enable service selection with a holistic vision across the networking and computing domains, which may greatly facilitate high-performance cloud service provisioning.

Keywords: network services; cloud services; service selection; software-defined networking; SDN; software-defined cloud; federated selection; high-performance software; cloud computing; performance evaluation; cloud service provisioning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2016.077824

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2016 Vol.9 No.4, pp.316 - 327

Available online: 16 Jul 2016 *

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