A Survey of Pricing Aware Traffic Engineering in Cloud Computing

Xiaocui Sun,
Xinran Zhuo,
Zhijun Wang,


Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer resources and has drawn widely attention from industry. How to charge cloud resource usage to satisfy the customers’ requirements while considering a variety of parties’ interest is becoming increasingly important. Fair and effective pricing aware traffic engineering model could improve the resource utilization, attract more users and increase revenues for service providers. In this paper, we presents the basic core components and give a comparative review of latest and most appropriate pricing aware traffic engineering including network utility maximization based traffic control, game theory approaching bandwidth allocation and so on in cloud computing. The purpose of this paper is to bring out the important characteristics of pricing models with traffic engineering instead of survey all existing solutions. We hope to provide readers with a wide range of options and factors for designing better models in the future.

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Xiaocui Sun, Xinran Zhuo, Zhijun Wang, "A Survey of Pricing Aware Traffic Engineering in Cloud Computing," Journal of Internet Technology, vol. 21, no. 2 , pp. 357-364, Mar. 2020.

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