Simplified cloud instance selection

Chalee Boonprasop, Adam David Barker

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Cloud computing delivers computational services to anyone over the internet. The cloud providers offer these services through a simplified billing model where customers can rent services based on the types of computing power they require. However, given the vast choice, it is complicated for a user to select the optimal instance types for a given workload or application. In this paper, we propose a user-friendly cloud instance recommendation system, which given a set of weighted coefficients representing the relevance of CPU, memory, storage and network along with a price, will recommend the best performing instances. The system only requires provider specified data about instance types and doesn’t require costly cloud benchmarking. We evaluate our approach on Microsoft Azure across a number of different common workload types.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms (CrossCloud'18)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356534
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2018
Event5th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 23 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Conference number: 5


Workshop5th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms
Abbreviated titleCrossCloud 2018
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  • Cloud computing
  • Cloud broker


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