Accounting and Billing for Federated Cloud Infrastructures

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Accounting and Billing for Federated Cloud Infrastructures
Emerging Cloud computing infrastructures provide computing resources on demand based on postpaid principles. For example, the RESERVOIR project develops an infrastructure capable of delivering elastic capacity that can automatically be increased or decreased in order to cost-efficiently fulfill established Service Level Agreements. This infrastructure also makes it possible for a data center to extend its total capacity by subcontracting additional resources from collaborating data centers, making the infrastructure a federation of Clouds. For accounting and billing, such infrastructures call for novel approaches to perform accounting for capacity that varies over time and for services (or more precisely virtual machines) that migrate between physical machines or even between data centers. For billing, needs arise for new approaches to simultaneously manage postpaid and prepaid payment schemes for capacity that varies over time in response to user needs. In this paper, we outline usage...
Erik Elmroth, Fermín Galán Má
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Type Journal
Year 2009
Where GCC
Authors Erik Elmroth, Fermín Galán Márquez, Daniel Henriksson, David Perales Ferrera
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