By Topic

SLA Decomposition: Translating Service Level Objectives to System Level Thresholds

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)

In today's complex and highly dynamic computing environments, systems/services have to be constantly adjusted to meet service level agreements (SLAs) and to improve resource utilization, thus reducing operating cost. Traditional design of such systems usually involves domain experts who implicitly translate service level objectives (SLOs) specified in SLAs to system-level thresholds in an ad-hoc manner. In this paper, we present an approach that combines performance modeling with performance profiling to create models that translate SLOs to lower-level resource requirements for each system involved in providing the service. Using these models, the process of creating an efficient design of a system/service can be automated, eliminating the involvement of domain experts. We demonstrate that our approach is practical and that it can be applied to different applications and software architectures. Our experiments show that for a typical 3-tier e-commerce application in a virtualized environment the SLAs can be met while improving CPU utilization up to 3 times.

Published in:

Fourth International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC'07)

Date of Conference:

11-15 June 2007