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Measuring and testing the scalability of cloud-based software services

Al-Said Ahmad, A; Andras, PE

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PE Andras



Abstract

Performance and scalability testing and measurements of cloud-based software services are critically important in the context of rapid growth of cloud computing and supporting the delivery of these services. Cloud-based software services performance aspects are interrelated, both elasticity and efficiency are depending on the delivery of a sufficient level of scalability performance. In this work, we focused on testing and measuring the scalability of cloud-based software services in technical terms. This paper uses technical scalability metrics that address both volume and quality scaling, that inspired by earlier technical metrics of elasticity. We show how our technical scalability metrics can be integrated into an earlier utility oriented metric of scalability. We demonstrate the application of the metrics using a practical example and discuss the importance of them.

Citation

Al-Said Ahmad, A., & Andras, P. (2019). Measuring and testing the scalability of cloud-based software services. In 2018 Fifth International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ISIICT) (67-74). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIICT.2018.8613297

Start Date Oct 31, 2018
End Date Nov 1, 2018
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2018
Publication Date Jan 17, 2019
Pages 67-74
Series Title ISIICT'2018
Book Title 2018 Fifth International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ISIICT)
ISBN 978-1-5386-6224-3
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIICT.2018.8613297
Keywords Measurement; Performance; Testing; Scalability; Software-as-a-Service (SaaS); Metrics

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