The purpose of this paper is to discuss an adaptive SLA mechanism for service sharing in virtual environment, which can organize and govern QoS items in terms of service execution time, reliability, and availability, and provides a common understanding about services, responsibilities, priorities, guarantees and warranties-related virtual cooperative issues.
The management framework for SLA is introduced, based on which the whole process including SLA contract, adaptive SLA negotiation strategy, SLA deployment and SLA assessment are discussed, and the prototype is implemented in the cloud manufacturing platform.
A proposed SLA framework for service sharing in virtual environments is given; electronic contracts are designed in the framework for encapsulating measurable aspects of service level agreements so as to provide common understanding about the service; and an improved SLA negotiation strategy with three phases is presented for the dynamicity of the virtual services.
The paper presents a very useful adaptive SLA mechanism for service sharing in virtual environments that can be utilized in concurrent or future advanced manufacturing modes.
The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the funding from the National Science Fund Committee (NSFC) of China (Grant No. 51105289, 51275190) as well as the contributions from all members of the research group.
Yin, Y., Zhou, J., Zhang, C. and Chen, D. (2016), "Adaptive SLA mechanism for service sharing in virtual environments", Kybernetes, Vol. 45 No. 7, pp. 1036-1051. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-03-2014-0057Download as .RIS
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