Ali R. Butt, associate professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, has received an IBM Faculty Award.
A crucial challenge for cloud service providers and their customers is how to control the escalating data size of their service management, and implicitly its costs, in order to remain profitable in the race for the cloud market. Dr. Ali Butt and his team will conduct research and analysis to look at this timely topic with funds awarded from IBM.
In this project, the team will analyze the design of the monitoring subsystem provided by open source cloud solutions, such as OpenStack. Specifically, they will analyze how OpenStack collects the monitoring data. By assessing the characteristics of the collected data, they aim to not only pinpoint the limitations of the current approaches but also suggest more effective alternate solutions. Furthermore, they will design a framework for cloud service providers to scale their revenue management systems in a cost-aware manner.
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