A Survey on Improving QoS in Service Level Agreement for Cloud Computing Environment

Afaf Edinat, Rizik M. H. Al-Sayyed, Amjad Hudaib
2021 International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies  
Cloud computing is considered one of the most important techniques in the field of distributed computing which contributes to maintain increased scalability and flexibility in computer processing. This is achieved because it, using the Internet, provides different resources and shared services with minimum costs. Cloud service providers (CSPs) offer many different services to their customers, where the customers' needs are met seeking the highest levels of quality at the lowest considerate
more » ... s. The relationship between CSPs and customers must be determined in a formal agreement, and to ensure how the QoS between them will be fulfilled, a clear Service Level Agreement (SLA) must be called for. Several previously-proposed models used in the literature to improve the QoS in the SLA for cloud computing and to face many of the challenges in the SLA are reviewed in this paper. We also addressed the challenges that are related to the violations of SLAs, and how overcoming them will enhance customers' satisfaction. Furthermore, we proposed a model based on Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) and an enhanced DRL agent (EDRLA). In this model, and by optimizing the learning process in EDRLA, proposed agents would be able to have optimal CSPs by improving the learning process in EDRLA. This improvement will be reflected in the agent's performance and considerably affect it, especially in identifying cloud computing requirements based on the QoS metrics.
doi:10.3991/ijim.v15i21.26379 fatcat:uxju4kydfnepnkk24ap3ndd5rm