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Cloud service providers (CSPs) offer a pay-per-use pricing model which charges the customers according to acquired resources. The quality assurance of such a model is negotiated between the customers and the CSPs via Service Level Agreements (SLAs). However, SLAs almost never guarantee sustainable performance. In this paper we propose a new CSP pricing model that aims towards performance charging, instead of rental. We believe that this model provides the customers maximum performance gain with minimum monetary costs. The methodology we developed is based on machine learning analysis that promise to provide accurate decisions when offering both performance and cost-effective configurations in the cloud.


Monika Simjanoska, Goran Velkoski, Sasko Ristov and Marjan Gusev


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The paper is published in Proceedings of 3rd Int. Conf. on Information Society Technology, YUINFO ICIST 2013, Kopaonik, 3-6.3.2013