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Pricing Intelligence as a Service for Cloud Computing

Greenwell, Richard; Liu, Xiaodong; Chalmers, Kevin


Kevin Chalmers


Pricing Intelligence as a service (PINaaS) can be seen as the brokerage of user requirements to pricing of available resources in a cloud computing environment. Users of both public and private clouds have to consider the price of services they consume. Current cloud pricing approaches require the service consumer to calculate their own prices by interpreting high level requirements. This paper will examine issues seen in cloud service pricing and propose an ontological problem-solving approach which manages cloud pricing automatically at semantic level as "pricing intelligence". A case study of Amazon EC2 pricing has been carried out to provide a practical demonstration and validation of the approach.

Conference Name 2013 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science
Start Date Dec 2, 2013
End Date Dec 5, 2013
Publication Date 2013-12
Deposit Date Nov 6, 2013
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Pages 244-247
Book Title Proceedings of 5th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom'13)
ISBN 9780769550954
Keywords Cloud; Knowledge Engineering; Ontology; Pricing; Requirements; Semantic Cloud Intelligence Service;
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