Workload Multivariate Prediction by Vector Autoregressive and The Stacked LSTM Models
In cloud computing services, Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a service model that provides virtual computing
resources in the form of hardware, networking, and storage services to the end users as needed in an elastic manner.
However, cloud-hosting platforms introduce several minutes delay in the hardware resource allocation. The obvious solution
to this issue is to predict the future need of computing resources and allocate them before being requested. This paper
represents a hybrid method for predicting multivariate workload based on the Vector Autoregressive (VAR) model and the
Stacked Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) model. In the proposed method, two metrics are used: CPU and memory usage,
the VAR model is used to filter the linear interdependencies among the multivariate time series, and the stacked LSTM
model to capture nonlinear trends in the residuals computed from the VAR model. The proposed hybrid model is compared
with other hybrid predictive models: the AR-MLP model, the RNN-GRU model and the ARIMA-LSTM model. Results of
experiments show superior efficacy of the proposed method over the other hybrid models.
Keywords- Cloud Computing, Multivariate Workload Prediction, Vector Autoregressive, VAR, Long Short Term Memory,