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Improving Quality of Experience of Internet Applications by Dynamic Placement of Application Components

Deepthi Devaki Akkoorath

Master thesis , University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
July 2012

The Quality of Experience(QoE) of distributed internet applications can be improved by placing servers closer to the clients. In this thesis, we analyse and quantify the impact of application component placement on the QoE. To determine optimal application component placement we propose a metric Communication Affinity. Communication Affinity indicates the coupling between two application components (stretch). Moreover, the presented concepts lead to a novel approach to schedule the virtual machines on distributed clouds.

Keywords : Edge, Quality of Experience, distributed system

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