As the world becomes more inter-connected and dependent on the Internet, networks become ever more pervasive, and the stresses placed upon them more demanding. Similarly, the expectations of networks to maintain a high level of performance have also increased. Network performance is highly important to any business that operates online, depends on web traffic, runs any part of their infrastructure in a cloud environment, or even hosts their own network infrastructure. Depending upon the exact nature of a network, whether it be local or wide-area, 10 or 100 Gigabit, it will have distinct performance characteristics and it is important for a business or individual operating on the network to understand those performance characteristics and how they affect operations.
To better understand our networks, it is necessary that we test them to measure their performance capabilities and track these metrics over time. In our work, we provide an in-depth analysis of how best to run cloud benchmarks to increase our network intelligence and how we can use the results of those benchmarks to predict future performance and identify performance anomalies. To achieve this, we explain how to effectively run cloud benchmarks and propose a scheduling algorithm for running large numbers of cloud benchmarks daily. We then use the performance data gathered from this method to conduct a thorough analysis of the performance characteristics of a cloud network, train neural networks to forecast future throughput based on historical results and detect performance anomalies as they occur.
Dr. Suku Nair
Dr. Jennifer Dworak
Dr. Nageswara Rao
Dr. Michael Hahsler
Dr. Jeff Tian
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