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Prediction-Based Resource Assignment Scheme to Maximize the Net Profit of Cloud Service Providers

Sarabjeet Singh, Marc St-Hilaire
Communications and Network , Volume 12, pp 74-97; doi:10.4236/cn.2020.122005

Abstract: In a cloud computing environment, users using the pay-as-you-go billing model can relinquish their services at any point in time and pay accordingly. From the perspective of the Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), this is not beneficial as they may lose the opportunity to earn from the relinquished resources. Therefore, this paper tackles the resource assignment problem while considering users relinquishment and its impact on the net profit of CSPs. As a solution, we first compare different ways to predict user behavior (i.e. how likely a user will leave the system before its scheduled end time) and deduce a better prediction technique based on linear regression. Then, based on the RACE (Relinquishment-Aware Cloud Economics) model proposed in [1], we develop a relinquishment-aware resource optimization model to estimate the amount of resources to assign on the basis of predicted user behavior. Simulations performed with CloudSim show that cloud service providers can gain more by estimating the amount of resources using better prediction techniques rather than blindly assigning resources to users. They also show that the proposed prediction-based resource assignment scheme typically generates more profit for a lower or similar utilization.
Keywords: Cloud Service Provider / Resource Assignment / Net Profit / User Behavior / Relinquishment / Machine Learning / Linear Regression

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