PLAN: Joint policy- and network-aware VM management for cloud data centers

Cui, L., Tso, F. P., Pezaros, D., Jia, W. and Zhao, W. (2017) PLAN: Joint policy- and network-aware VM management for cloud data centers. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 28(4), pp. 1163-1175. (doi:10.1109/TPDS.2016.2604811)

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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 and Network-aware VM 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:Articles
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., Jia, W., and Zhao, W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1045-9219
ISSN (Online):1558-2183
Published Online:31 August 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 28(4): 1163-1175
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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