This paper discusses modelling and simulation of multi-tier enterprise IT system. The layers in multi-tier architecture consist of web layer, application layer and database layer. Entities in the multi-tier system have been abstracted out into 3 categories- consumer, resource and router. Existing modelling and simulation frameworks for multi-tier systems focus on power management or performance of load balancing algorithms. Our framework enables seamless modelling, simulation, and experimentation of a wide range of what-if scenarios in multi-tier systems while encapsulating all the variations that arise due to configuration, composition, design and deployment. As an illustration, we discuss and simulate prediction of bottleneck scenario with results.
Puvvala, Abhinay and Rai, Veerendra Kumar, "Modeling and Simulation of Multi-tier Enterprise IT System" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 241.