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Fine-grained elasticity control of cloud services has to deal with multiple elasticity perspectives (quality, cost, and resources). We propose a cloud services elasticity control mechanism that considers the service structure for controlling the cloud service elasticity at multiple levels, by firstly defining an abstract composition model for cloud services(More)
Cloud computing has enabled a wide array of applications to be exposed as elastic cloud services. While the number of such services has rapidly increased, there is a lack of techniques for supporting cross-layered multi-level monitoring and analysis of elastic service behavior. In this paper we introduce novel concepts, namely elasticity space and(More)
In this paper we propose an energy aware dynamic consolidation algorithm for virtualized service centers based on reinforcement learning. The energy awareness is enacted by using the Energy Aware Context Model (EACM) to programmatically represent the current service center context situation by means of ontologies. We have defined the EACM model entropy(More)
This paper presents a new technique to recover structure and motion from a large number of images acquired by an intrinsically calibrated perspective camera. We describe a method for computing reliable camera motion parameters that combines a camera–dependency graph, which describes the set of camera locations and the feasibility of pairwise motion(More)
Elastic controllers autonomically adjust the allocation of resources in cloud computing systems. Usually such controllers assume that control actions will take immediate effect. In clouds, however, actuation times may be long, and the controllers can hardly guarantee acceptable levels of service if they neglect these actuation delays. Therefore, the ability(More)
Elasticity in cloud computing is a complex problem, regarding not only resource elasticity but also quality and cost elasticity, and most importantly, the relations among the three. Therefore, existing support for controlling elasticity in complex applications, focusing solely on resource scaling, is not adequate. In this paper we present SYBL - a novel(More)
With the increasing cloud popularity, substantial effort has been paid for the development of emerging elastic cloud services, consisting of different units distributed among virtual machines/containers in different clouds. Due to the software stack and deployment complexity in single and multi-cloud scenarios, developing and managing such services is(More)
Complex cloud services rely on different elasticity control processes to deal with dynamic requirement changes and workloads. However, enforcing an elasticity control process to a cloud service does not always lead to an optimal gain in terms of quality or cost, due to the complexity of service structures, deployment strategies, and underlying(More)
Various complex cloud services have to be deployed in multiple heterogeneous clouds, due to the service requirements for particular functionalities from specific clouds. In order to control these cloud services, we need to monitor and control the various units deployed across multiple clouds, dealing with cloud-specific protocols to support an end-to-end(More)
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) should support the design, deployment, execution, test and monitoring of native elastic systems constructed from elastic service units based on multi-dimensional elasticity requirements. In this paper, we discuss fundamental building blocks for enabling multi-dimensional elasticity programming of software-defined elastic(More)