Web Service Hosting and Revenue Maximization (2007)

Author(s): Mazzucco M, Mitrani I, Palmer J, Fisher M, McKee P

    Abstract: An architecture of a hosting system is presented, where a number of servers are used to provide different types of web services to paying customers. There are charges for running jobs and penalties for failing to meet agreed Quality-of-Service requirements. The objective is to maximize the total average revenue per unit time. Dynamic policies for making server allocation and job admission decisions are introduced and evaluated. The results of several experiments with a real implementation of the architecture are described.

      • Date: September 2007
      • Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series
      • Pages: 15
      • Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
      • Publication type: Report
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: Web Service Hosting, Quality of service, Revenue maximization, Server allocation, Admission policies, M/M/N/K queue

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      Emeritus Professor Isi Mitrani