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

Cui, L and Tso, FP and Pezaros, DP and Jia, W (2015) PLAN: A Policy-Aware VM Management Scheme for Cloud Data Centres. In: 2015 IEEE/ACM 8th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) . pp. 142-151. (8th IEEE/ACM Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, 07 December 2015 - 10 December 2015, Limassol).

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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 or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science
Publisher: IEEE
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 11:11
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 09:45
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2612

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