PLAN: A Policy-Aware VM Management Scheme for Cloud Data Centres

Cui, L., Tso, F. P., Pezaros, D. P. and Jia, W. (2015) PLAN: A Policy-Aware VM Management Scheme for Cloud Data Centres. In: 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, Limassol, Cyprus, 7-10 Dec 2015,

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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:Tso, Dr Fung Po and Pezaros, Dr Dimitrios
Authors: Cui, L., Tso, F. P., Pezaros, D. P., and Jia, 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
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
608831IMC2: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control for the CloudDimitrios PezarosEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/L005255/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE