Al-Said Ahmad, A and Andras, P (2019) Cloud-based Software Services Delivery from the Perspective of Scalability. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1063-7192

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Measuring and testing the scalability and performance of cloud-based software services is critical for the delivery of such services, and the development of cloud computing. There are three interconnected Cloud-based software services’ performance aspects; 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 cloud-based software services scalability from a technical perspective. This paper uses technical scalability metrics that address both volume and quality scaling, inspired by earlier technical metrics of elasticity. We demonstrate the application of the metrics using a practical example and three demand scenarios and discuss the importance of these metrics. We show how our technical scalability metrics integrated into an earlier utility-oriented metric of scalability, in order to enable the scalability analysis from technical and production-driven perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Taylor & Francis at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: measurement, performance, testing, scalability, software-as-aService (SaaS), metrics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 May 2019 13:37
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 01:30

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