SDN-based virtual machine management for cloud data centers

Cziva, R., Stapleton, D., Tso, F. P. and Pezaros, D. P. (2014) SDN-based virtual machine management for cloud data centers. In: Third IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking (IEEE CloudNet), Luxembourg, 8-10 Oct 2014, (doi: 10.1109/CloudNet.2014.6969026)

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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), even though network and server resources converge over the same infrastructure and typically over a single administrative entity, disjoint control mechanisms are used for their respective management. In this paper, we propose a unified server-network control mechanism for converged ICT environments. We present a SDN-based orchestration framework for live Virtual Machine (VM) management where server hypervisors exploit temporal network information to migrate VMs and minimize the network-wide communication cost of the resulting traffic dynamics. A prototype implementation is presented and Mininet is used to evaluate the impact of diverse orchestration algorithms.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tso, Dr Fung Po and Pezaros, Professor Dimitrios and Cziva, Mr Richard
Authors: Cziva, R., Stapleton, D., Tso, F. P., and Pezaros, D. P.
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)
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
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
608831IMC2: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control for the CloudDimitrios PezarosEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/L005255/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE