High-speed Accounting for Virtual Resources

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High-speed Accounting for Virtual Resources

  1. 1. High-speed Accounting for Virtual Resources Martin Waldburger University of Zurich Poznan, Poland, October 25, 2011 SESERV Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects http://www.seserv.org European Seventh Framework CSA FP7-2010-ICT-258138
  2. 2. <ul><li>Accounting = Collect and store resource usage records </li></ul><ul><li>Value of accounted for data depends on accounting demand </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting provides quantified basis for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value creation </li></ul></ul>High-speed Accounting for Virtual Resources
  3. 3. Data Center Scenario <ul><li>Bottlenecks: </li></ul><ul><li>Very high speed </li></ul><ul><li>#Customers </li></ul><ul><li>Time/packet </li></ul><ul><li>#flows </li></ul><ul><li>Risk: </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of information </li></ul><ul><li>Granularity loss </li></ul><ul><li>Jurisdictions: </li></ul><ul><li>Data retention </li></ul><ul><li>Data protection </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer protection </li></ul><ul><li>Contract law </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tier value network: </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability, trust? </li></ul><ul><li>Charging and billing: </li></ul><ul><li>Value in terms of revenue </li></ul>Benefit > Costs?
  4. 4. Conclusions <ul><li>Reliable, working accounting system is key </li></ul><ul><li>Basis for accountability and value creation </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple demand drivers – resulting tension fields </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting essential for value creation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But consider costs as well! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Managerial, technical feasibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasible , but many challenges ahead! </li></ul></ul>

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