11.8. Concluding Remarks

Workload characterization is the process of describing a workload by means of quantitative parameters in a way that captures the most important features of the workload [8]. A workload characterization can be static or dynamic. A static workload characterization describes the consumption of hardware and software resource, while a dynamic characterization consists of parameters related to the behavior of user requests [8].

In this chapter, we described dynamic workload models, in the form of CBMGs and CVMs, as well as the processes used to obtain these characterizations from HTTP logs. These dynamic characterizations need to be mapped to resources at the IT level to generate a static workload description. This is achieved ...

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