A Policy-Aware Virtual Machine Management in Data Center Networks

Cui, L., Tso, F. P., Pezaros, D., Jia, W. and Zhao, W. (2015) A Policy-Aware Virtual Machine Management in Data Center Networks. In: 35th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2015), Columbus, OH, USA, 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2015, pp. 730-731. ISBN 9781467372145 (doi:10.1109/ICDCS.2015.81)

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Abstract

Policies play an important role in network configuration and therefore in offering secure and high performance services especially over multi-tenant Cloud Data Center (DC) environments. At the same time, elastic resource provisioning through virtualization often disregards policy requirements, assuming that the policy implementation is handled by the underlying network infrastructure. This can result in policy violations, performance degradation and security vulnerabilities. In this paper, we define PLAN, a PoLicy-Aware virtual machine maNagement scheme to jointly consider DC communication cost reduction through Virtual Machine (VM) migration while meeting network policy requirements. We show that the problem is NP-hard and derive an efficient approximate algorithm to reduce communication cost while adhering to policy constraints. Through extensive evaluation, we show that PLAN can reduce topology-wide communication cost by 38% over diverse aggregate traffic and configuration policies.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pezaros, Dr Dimitrios
Authors: Cui, L., Tso, F. P., Pezaros, D., Jia, W., and Zhao, W.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Embedded Networked and Distributed Systems (ENDS)
ISBN:9781467372145
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
643481A Situation-aware information infrastructureDimitrios PezarosEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/L026015/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE