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2009
Springer

A Cost-Sensitive Adaptation Engine for Server Consolidation of Multitier Applications

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A Cost-Sensitive Adaptation Engine for Server Consolidation of Multitier Applications
Abstract. Virtualization-based server consolidation is an important technique for cost and energy reductions in data center environments and a key enabler of cloud computing. However, to ensure adequate application isolation and performance, consolidation demands runtime resource reconfiguration, especially of multi-tier services that have dynamic, rapidly changing workloads and responsiveness requirements. While virtualization makes reconfiguration easy through capacity controls, VM replication and migration, their indiscriminate use has performance implications. In this paper, we quantify the costs of Xen-based virtual machine adaptation and show that ignoring those costs can have significant impacts on the ability to satisfy response-time-based SLAs. We address this problem by developing a cost-sensitive adaptation engine that weighs the potential benefits of runtime reconfiguration decisions against their costs. Through extensive experimental results based on live workload tra...
Gueyoung Jung, Kaustubh R. Joshi, Matti A. Hiltune
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Updated 27 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where MIDDLEWARE
Authors Gueyoung Jung, Kaustubh R. Joshi, Matti A. Hiltunen, Richard D. Schlichting, Calton Pu
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