LSSO: Long Short-term Scaling Optimizer

Fodor, Balázs and Toka, László and Sonkoly, Balázs (2022) LSSO: Long Short-term Scaling Optimizer. In: IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks, 2022. 11. 14. - 2022. 11. 16., Chandler (AZ).


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Demand forecast-based resource allocation is a key element of both application and network service management and resource cost optimization in cloud environments. A central mechanism called scaling or auto-scaling is responsible for adjusting the allocated resources dynamically to current or predicted demands. Most of today's solutions support short-term optimization, where the long-term effect of scaling actions is not considered, therefore the overall operational cost can be sub-optimal. In this paper, we address this issue and provide a long and short-term scaling optimization method called LSSO. Our contribution is threefold. First, we introduce the formal description of the LSSO scaling problem motivated by real cloud native applications. Second, we transform the problem into a tractable graph representation and show that the optimal solution of the original problem emerges as a shortest path problem in the graph. As a result, the transformation and the optimal solution can be computed in polynomial time. Third, we evaluate and validate the proposed algorithm by numerical analysis on multiple datasets using a cost model which considers the running and scaling costs. Results suggest that if the dynamics of the traffic is fairly predictable and the scaling cost is not negligible, LSSO is able to reduce the operation costs significantly. The exact cost gain depends on the ratio of the running and scaling costs, but in realistic operation regimes it can reach even 18 % and the method can also tolerate some inaccuracies in the forecast.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA76.527 Network technologies / Internetworking / hálózati technológiák, hálózatosodás
Depositing User: Dr. László Toka
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2023 13:34
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2023 13:34

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