The increasing complexity and scale of cloud computing environments due to widespread data centre heterogeneity makes measurement-based evaluations highly difficult to achieve. Therefore the use of simulation tools to support decision making in cloud computing environments to cope with this problem is an increasing trend. However the data required in order to model cloud computing environments with an appropriate degree of accuracy is typically large, very difficult to collect without some form of automation, often not available in a suitable format and a time consuming process if done manually. In this research, an automated method for cloud computing topology definition, data collection and model creation activities is presented, within the context of a suite of tools that have been developed and integrated to support these activities.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Eighth EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques - Athens, Greece|
Duration: 24 Aug 2015 → 26 Aug 2015
|Conference||Eighth EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques|
|Period||24/08/2015 → 26/08/2015|