Li Chen, Kingsum Chow, Intel; Pooja Jain, University of Texas at Dallas; Emad Guirguis, Intel Corporation; Tony Wu, Intel Corporation
Cloud computing has become increasingly popular. Many options of cloud deployments are available. Testing cloud performance would enable us to choose a cloud deployment based on the requirements. In this paper, we present an innovative process, implemented in software, to allow us to assess the quality of the cloud performance data. The process combines performance data from multiple machines, spanning across user experience data, workload performance metrics, and readily available system performance data. Furthermore, we discuss the major challenges of bringing raw data into tidy data formats in order to enable subsequent analysis, and describe how our process has several layers of assessment to validate the quality of the data processing procedure. We present a case study to demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed process, and conclude our paper with several future research directions worth investigating.
Target Audience: Intermediate