Service Level Agreements are employed to set availability commitments in cloud services. When a violation occurs as in an outage, cloud providers may be called to compensate customers for the losses incurred. Such compensation may be so large as to erode cloud providers’ profit margins. Insurance may be used to protect cloud providers against such a danger. In this paper, closed formulas are provided through the expected utility paradigm to set the insurance premium under different outage models and QoS metrics (no. of outages, no. of long outages, and unavailability). When the cloud service is paid through a fixed fee, we also provide the maximum unit compensation that a cloud provider can offer so as to meet constraints on its profit loss. The unit compensation is shown to vary approximately as the inverse square of the service fee

Mastroeni, L.C.L., Mazzoccoli, A., Naldi, M. (2019). Service Level Agreement Violations in Cloud Storage: Insurance and Compensation Sustainability. FUTURE INTERNET, 11(7), 142 [10.3390/fi11070142].

Service Level Agreement Violations in Cloud Storage: Insurance and Compensation Sustainability

Loretta Mastroeni;Alessandro Mazzoccoli;Maurizio Naldi
2019

Abstract

Service Level Agreements are employed to set availability commitments in cloud services. When a violation occurs as in an outage, cloud providers may be called to compensate customers for the losses incurred. Such compensation may be so large as to erode cloud providers’ profit margins. Insurance may be used to protect cloud providers against such a danger. In this paper, closed formulas are provided through the expected utility paradigm to set the insurance premium under different outage models and QoS metrics (no. of outages, no. of long outages, and unavailability). When the cloud service is paid through a fixed fee, we also provide the maximum unit compensation that a cloud provider can offer so as to meet constraints on its profit loss. The unit compensation is shown to vary approximately as the inverse square of the service fee
Mastroeni, L.C.L., Mazzoccoli, A., Naldi, M. (2019). Service Level Agreement Violations in Cloud Storage: Insurance and Compensation Sustainability. FUTURE INTERNET, 11(7), 142 [10.3390/fi11070142].
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