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StressCloud: A tool for analysing performance and energy consumption of cloud applications


Fei Fei Chen, John Grundy, Jean-Guy Schneider, Yun Yang and Qiang He

Swinburne University of Technology



Finding the best deployment configuration that maximises energy efficiency while guaranteeing system performance of cloud applications is an extremely challenging task. It requires the evaluation of system performance and energy consumption under a wide variety of realistic workloads and deployment configurations. This paper demonstrates StressCloud, an automatic performance and energy consumption analysis tool for cloud applications in real-world cloud environments. StressCloud supports 1) the modelling of realistic cloud application workloads, 2) the automatic generation and running of load tests, and 3) the profiling of system performance and energy consumption. A demonstration video can be accessed at:

BibTeX Entry

    author           = {Chen, Fei Fei and Grundy, John and Schneider, Jean-Guy and Yang, Yun and He, Qiang},
    month            = may,
    year             = {2015},
    keywords         = {cloud computing, stress testing, performance},
    title            = {{StressCloud}: A Tool for Analysing Performance and Energy Consumption of Cloud Applications},
    booktitle        = {International Conference on Software Engineering},
    address          = {Firenze, Italy}


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