Agile dynamic provisioning of multi-tier Internet applications

@article{Urgaonkar2008AgileDP,
  title={Agile dynamic provisioning of multi-tier Internet applications},
  author={Bhuvan Urgaonkar and Prashant J. Shenoy and Abhishek Chandra and Pawan Goyal and Timothy Wood},
  journal={ACM Trans. Auton. Adapt. Syst.},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={1:1-1:39}
}
Dynamic capacity provisioning is a useful technique for handling the multi-time-scale variations seen in Internet workloads. In this article, we propose a novel dynamic provisioning technique for multi-tier Internet applications that employs (1) a flexible queuing model to determine how much of the resources to allocate to each tier of the application, and (2) a combination of predictive and reactive methods that determine when to provision these resources, both at large and small time scales… 

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