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Eighth International Network Conference (INC 2010)

Eighth International Network Conference (INC 2010)
Heidelberg, Germany, July 6-8, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-84102-259-8

Title: Quantitative and Qualitative Description of the Consumer to Provider Relation in the Context of Utility Computing
Author(s): Benjamin Heckmann, Andy Phippen
Reference: pp335-344
Keywords: Utility Computing, Cloud Computing, SaaS, Usage Pattern, Consumer to Provider Relation
Abstract: Utility Computing service provision aims to control the service quality for a wide range of consumers. To closely control the desired service quality in each phase of the service operations lifecycle, it is essential to be able to describe the quantitative and qualitative relation between consumer and provider. This work introduces Usage Patterns as a description language for the planning of quantitative relations and Provisioning Factors to control the qualitative relations during runtime.
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