Model for Enhancing Cloud Computing Resource Allocation Management Using Data Analytics

  • Sello Prince Sekwatlakwatla North-West University, South Africa
  • Vusumuzi Malele North-West University, South Africa
Keywords: Ensemble method, Resource allocation, Traffic prediction


The cloud computing environment requires an adequate and accurate traffic prediction tool to fulfill the needs of customers and support organizations effectively. In the absence of an effective tool for forecasting cloud computing traffic, many organizations might fail. It is difficult to predict the network resources that are suitable to meet the needs of all network clients at a given time in a cloud computing environment because of the inconsistent network traffic flow. There is still room for improving the predictive accuracy of the model in cloud computing. The higher the accuracy of the traffic flow, the better the allocation of resources. Therefore, this study proposes an ensemble method called SGLA (Stepwise Gaussian Linear Autoregressive) by combining linear regression, support vector machines, Gaussian process regression, and the autoregressive integrated moving average technique. SGLA performed better than all methods with a minimum MAPE of 1.03% of the ensemble approach by using the averaging strategy, SGLA shows a clear advantage in handling resource allocation better despite traffic fluctuations, with 91.7% traffic prediction accuracy. Overall experimental results indicate that this method performed better than single models in terms of prediction accuracy. The main contribution of this study is to propose a data analytics model for enhancing cloud computing resource management.


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Sekwatlakwatla, S., & Malele, V. (2024). Model for Enhancing Cloud Computing Resource Allocation Management Using Data Analytics. Journal of Information Systems and Informatics, 6(1), 514-526.