Current cloud management systems have limited awareness of the user application, and application managers have no awareness of the state of the cloud. For applications with strong real-time requirements, distributed across new multi-cloud environments, this lack of awareness hampers response-time assurance, efficient deployment and rapid adaptation to changing workloads. This paper considers what forms this awareness may take, how it can be exploited in managing the applications and the clouds, and how it can influence cloud architecture. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM.

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Keywords Cloud management, Layered queueing, Optimization, Performance models
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1145/2568088.2576763
Conference 5th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering, ICPE 2014
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Chinneck, J, Litoiu, M. (Marin), & Woodside, M. (Murray). (2014). Real-time multi-cloud management needs application awareness. Presented at the 5th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering, ICPE 2014. doi:10.1145/2568088.2576763