SDN-based virtual machine management for cloud data centers

Cziva, R., Jouët, S., Stapleton, D., Tso, F. P. and Pezaros, D. P. (2016) SDN-based virtual machine management for cloud data centers. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 13(2), pp. 212-225. (doi:10.1109/TNSM.2016.2528220)

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Abstract

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging paradigm to logically centralize the network control plane and automate the configuration of individual network elements. At the same time, in Cloud Data Centers (DCs), although network and server resources are collocated and managed by a single administrative entity, disjoint control mechanisms are used for their respective management. In this article, we propose a unified server-network resource management for such converged Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environments. We present a SDN-based orchestration framework for live Virtual Machine (VM) management that exploits temporal network information to migrate VMs and minimize the network-wide communication cost of the resulting traffic dynamics. A prototype implementation is presented, and a Cloud DC testbed is used to evaluate the impact of diverse orchestration algorithms. Our live VM management has been shown to reduce the network-wide communication cost, especially for the high-cost and congestionprone core and aggregation layers of the DC. Our results show an increase in network-wide throughput by over 6 times, as well as over 70% communication cost reduction by migrating less than 50% of the VMs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tso, Dr Fung Po and Pezaros, Dr Dimitrios and Cziva, Mr Richard and Jouet, Mr Simon
Authors: Cziva, R., Jouët, S., Stapleton, D., Tso, F. P., and Pezaros, D. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1932-4537
Published Online:23 February 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management 13(2): 212-225
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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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