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Generalized Nash Equilibria for the Service Provisioning Problem in Multi-Cloud Systems

Danilo Ardagna, Michele Ciavotta, Mauro Passacantando
2017 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing  
A distributed algorithm for identifying Generalized Nash Equilibria has been developed and analysed in detail.  ...  This paper aims to study, model and efficiently solve the cost minimization problem associated with the service provisioning of SaaS virtual machines in multiple IaaSs.  ...  Generalized Nash Equilibria In this framework, SaaS and IaaS providers are making decisions at the same time.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsc.2015.2477836 fatcat:hjb4i3vyinfbja6aogvrtmter4

Economic models for cloud service markets: Pricing and Capacity planning

Ranjan Pal, Pan Hui
2013 Theoretical Computer Science  
of resources wasted, and at the same time the user service-level/QoS guarantees are satisfied.  ...  Convergence of Nash Equilibria: Since the price game in question has a unique and optimal Nash equilibria, it can be easily found by solving the system of first order conditions, ∂Pi ∂pri = 0 for all i  ...  In the second part of this paper, we address the capacity planning/optimal resource provisioning problem in single-tiered and multi-tiered cloud networks using a techno-economic approach.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tcs.2012.11.001 fatcat:7l7ecy5ghfgrnanpmney5xiowe

Economic Models for Cloud Service Markets [chapter]

Ranjan Pal, Pan Hui
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
well as in quality of service (QoS) provision.  ...  Our analysis paves the path for each cloud provider to 1) know what prices and QoS level to set for end-users of a given service type, such that the provider could exist in the cloud market, and 2) practically  ...  Convergence of Nash Equilibria: Since the price game in question has a unique and optimal Nash equilibria, it can be easily found by solving the system of first order conditions, ∂Pi ∂pri = 0 for all i  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-25959-3_28 fatcat:ijgmopavcjhsxhyfx42ax4alo4

On the Economics of Cloud Markets [article]

Ranjan Pal, Pan Hui
2011 arXiv   pre-print
well as in quality of service (QoS) provision.  ...  Our analysis paves the path for each cloud provider to 1) know what prices and QoS level to set for end-users of a given service type, such that the provider could exist in the cloud market, and 2) practically  ...  We adopt an M/M/1 queueing system because of three reasons: 1) queueing theory has been traditionally used in request arrival and service problems, 2) for our problem, assuming an M/M/1 queueing system  ... 
arXiv:1103.0045v1 fatcat:zt7hus2d45bormniwraoaypnl4

Generalized Nash Equilibria for the Service Provisioning Problem in Cloud Systems

Danilo Ardagna, Barbara Panicucci, Mauro Passacantando
2013 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing  
In this paper we model the service provisioning problem as a generalized Nash game and we show the existence of generalized Nash equilibria.  ...  As Cloud-based services are more numerous and dynamic, the development of efficient service provisioning policies become increasingly challenging.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The experimentation on Amazon EC2 has been supported by the AWS in Education research grant.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsc.2012.14 fatcat:ibygk3wtyvhrfkewjcn4joetvy

Service Provisioning Problem in Cloud and Multi-Cloud Systems

Mauro Passacantando, Danilo Ardagna, Anna Savi
2016 INFORMS journal on computing  
This paper aims to study the hourly basis service provisioning problem through a generalized Nash game model.  ...  Since modern Cloud systems operate in an open and dynamic world characterized by continuous changes, the development of efficient resource provisioning policies for Cloud-based services becomes increasingly  ...  Acknowledgment Danilo Ardagna's work is partially supported by the European Commission grant no. FP7- ICT-2011-8-318484 (MODAClouds).  ... 
doi:10.1287/ijoc.2015.0681 fatcat:3unpdkk5hbbblfqgaqzxzaetfq

Pricing of service in clouds

Bhuvan Urgaonkar, George Kesidis, Uday V. Shanbhag, Cheng Wang
2014 Performance Evaluation Review  
In such an instance, the resulting problem reduces to a multi-leader multi-follower game in which the providers compete in a Nash game in which each provider solves an MPEC.  ...  Strategic Providers One avenue for designing pricing structures is to consider a single-leader multi-follower problem in which the service provider takes on the garb of a leader while the followers are  ... 
doi:10.1145/2567529.2567538 fatcat:w6i6yripqfabnixm7ghlocluye

Towards Free Market Cloud Computing

Jeremy Singer, Abyd Adhami, Colin Perkins
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing  
We highlight four key problems with the current cloud computing approach.  ...  These are (1) coarse granularity of service provision, (2) limited control of resources, (3) inadequate support for small providers and prosumers, and (4) vendor lockin via APIs.  ...  In this paper, we argue that the computing industry has not yet realized the full potential of the cloud computing model for service provision and delivery.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cit/iucc/dasc/picom.2015.232 dblp:conf/IEEEcit/SingerAP15 fatcat:mg4xypyfcfdilehqej5i2nrnt4

MyHealthAvatar: A Case Study of Web-Based Interactive Visual Analytics of Lifestyle Data

Farzad Parvinzamir, Youbing Zhao, Zhikun Deng, Xia Zhao, Nikolaos Ersotelos, Feng Dong, Enjie Liu, Gordon Clapworthy
2015 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing  
We highlight four key problems with the current cloud computing approach.  ...  These are (1) coarse granularity of service provision, (2) limited control of resources, (3) inadequate support for small providers and prosumers, and (4) vendor lockin via APIs.  ...  In this paper, we argue that the computing industry has not yet realized the full potential of the cloud computing model for service provision and delivery.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cit/iucc/dasc/picom.2015.345 dblp:conf/IEEEcit/ParvinzamirZDZE15 fatcat:pr2ras4g7vaxbodypf7uyqzax4

Generalized Nash equilibria for SaaS/PaaS Clouds

Jonatha Anselmi, Danilo Ardagna, Mauro Passacantando
2014 European Journal of Operational Research  
In this paper we model the service provisioning problem of Cloud Platform-as-a-Service systems as a Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problem and show that a potential function for the game exists.  ...  Next, we propose a distributed solution algorithm based on the best response dynamics and we prove its convergence to generalized Nash equilibria.  ...  Acknoledgements The authors wish to thank the anonymous referees for the careful reviews and valuable comments, which helped them to improve the presentation form of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2013.12.007 fatcat:qzjc7xiyi5bshfkmwtnpvwkhaq

SC-Share: Performance Driven Resource Sharing Markets for the Small Cloud [article]

Sung-Han Lin, Ranjan Pal, Marco Paolieri, Leana Golubchik
2017 arXiv   pre-print
A central problem (in this context) is how to properly share resources (for a price) to achieve profitable service while maintaining customer SLAs.  ...  Small-scale clouds (SCs) often suffer from resource under-provisioning during peak demand, leading to inability to satisfy service level agreements (SLAs) and consequent loss of customers.  ...  In our work, we are primarily interested in pure strategy Nash Equilibria (NE) [28] as it is more practical to implement and realize for a detailed reasoning.  ... 
arXiv:1703.10318v2 fatcat:afnyirs7eray5e7ds7kwrfsyvy

Security and Interdependency in a Public Cloud: A Game-Theoretic Approach [chapter]

Charles A. Kamhoua, Luke Kwiat, Kevin A. Kwiat, Joon S. Park, Ming Zhao, Manuel Rodriguez
2018 Game Theory for Security and Risk Management  
In fact, the service-level agreements (SLAs) of representative cloud providers (e.g., Amazon EC2/S3, Windows Azure, Google Compute Engine) specify only the provisions related to service up time, and there  ...  All these problems aggregate into a general deficiency of investment in cyber security.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-75268-6_11 fatcat:x3kap7jktbedxljqlyxym353ei

Uncertainty in the Cloud: An Angel-Daemon Approach to Modelling Performance [chapter]

Alan Stewart, Joaquim Gabarro, Anthony Keenan
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Uncertainty profiles are used to study the effects of contention within cloud and service-based environments.  ...  they allow the effects of introducing redundancy into a computation to be assessed.  ...  It is not clear how the a/d approach scales with orchestration size. In general it may be difficult to calculate Nash equilibria for large irregular orchestrations.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20807-7_13 fatcat:3xi7zjxjpfbfzambfaza5a56tq

Resilient Traffic Engineering in a Transit-Edge Separated Internet Routing

Stefano Secci, Kunpeng Liu, Guruprasad K. Rao, Bijan Jabbari
2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)  
In this paper, we study the extended traffic engineering capabilities arising in a transit-edge separated Internet routing, focusing on those multi-homed edge networks (e.g., Cloud/content providers) that  ...  coordination problem.  ...  , taking into account the occurrence of various network impairments, differentiated traffic scheduling and multi-class service provisioning [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/icc.2011.5963439 dblp:conf/icc/SecciLRJ11 fatcat:er5cyaksszhwtacixpkjjiwrpa

Efficient Multi-User Computation Offloading for Mobile-Edge Cloud Computing [article]

Xu Chen and Lei Jiao and Wenzhong Li and Xiaoming Fu
2015 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we first study the multi-user computation offloading problem for mobile-edge cloud computing in a multi-channel wireless interference environment.  ...  Mobile-edge cloud computing is a new paradigm to provide cloud computing capabilities at the edge of pervasive radio access networks in close proximity to mobile users.  ...  Given the fact that base-stations in most wireless networks are operating in the multi-channel wireless environment, in this paper we study the generalized multi-user computation offloading problem in  ... 
arXiv:1510.00888v1 fatcat:k3vhjtbinrb2zkta3c7hxfcl4y
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