A survey and taxonomy of self-aware and self-adaptive cloud autoscaling systems

Chen, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-5025-5472, Bahsoon, R. and Yao, X., 2018. A survey and taxonomy of self-aware and self-adaptive cloud autoscaling systems. ACM Computing Surveys. ISSN 0360-0300 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Autoscaling system can reconfigure cloud-based services and applications, through various configurations of cloud sofware and provisions of hardware resources, to adapt to the changing environment at runtime. Such a behavior offers the foundation for achieving elasticity in modern cloud computing paradigm. Given the dynamic and uncertain nature of the shared cloud infrastructure, cloud autoscaling system has been engineered as one of the most complex, sophisticated and intelligent artifacts created by human, aiming to achieve self-aware, self-adaptive and dependable runtime scaling. Yet, existing Self-aware and Self-adaptive Cloud Autoscaling System (SSCAS) is not mature to a state that it can be reliably exploited in the cloud. In this article, we survey the state-of-the-art research studies on SSCAS and provide a comprehensive taxonomy for this feld. We present detailed analysis of the results and provide insights on open challenges, as well as the promising directions that are worth investigated in the future work of this area of research. Our survey and taxonomy contribute to the fundamentals of engineering more intelligent autoscaling systems in the cloud.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: ACM Computing Surveys
Creators: Chen, T., Bahsoon, R. and Yao, X.
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Date: January 2018
ISSN: 0360-0300
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10.1145/3190507DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 19 Mar 2018 12:12
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 15:56
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33018

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