Resource Management in Clouds : Survey and Research Challenges

Jennings, Brendan and Stadler, Rolf (2015) Resource Management in Clouds : Survey and Research Challenges. Journal of Network and Systems Management, 23 (3). pp. 567-619. ISSN 1064-7570

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Resource management in a cloud environment is a hard problem, due to: the scale of modern data centers; the heterogeneity of resource types and their interdependencies; the variability and unpredictability of the load; as well as the range of objectives of the different actors in a cloud ecosystem. Consequently, both academia and industry began significant research efforts in this area. In this paper, we survey the recent literature, covering 250+ publications, and highlighting key results. We outline a conceptual framework for cloud resource management and use it to structure the state-of-the-art review. Based on our analysis, we identify five challenges for future investigation. These relate to: providing predictable performance for cloud-hosted applications; achieving global manageability for cloud systems; engineering scalable resource management systems; understanding economic behavior and cloud pricing; and developing solutions for the mobile cloud paradigm.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: We are grateful to colleagues who provided helpful comments and suggestions regarding this work, specifically: David Breitgand (IBM Research), Shane Dempsey (Arc Mediation), Lei Shi (WIT) and Fetahi Wuhib (Ericsson Research). This work was partially funded by Science Foundation Ireland via Grants 08/SRC/I1403 and 08/SRC/I1403-STTF11 and by the European Commission via FP7 Grant No. 612480. Publisher Copyright: © 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York.
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