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    Virtual machine migration in heterogeneous clouds: from openstack to VMWare

    Kargatzis, D. and Sotiriadis, Stelios and Petrakis, E.G.M. (2017) Virtual machine migration in heterogeneous clouds: from openstack to VMWare. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) Sarnoff Symposium, 2017 IEEE 38th. IEEE Computer Society. ISBN 9781538630204.

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    Adopting a Cloud solution means binding to a specific platform and vendor, with proprietary protocols, standards and tools so usually running into a vendor lock-in. The fear of vendor lock-in is often cited as a major impediment to Cloud service adoption. In this work, we focus on the Virtual Machine (VM) migration between homogeneous and heterogeneous Cloud platforms. We focused on the technical parameters that are essential to be tuned, depending on the various types of virtualization engines used by the Cloud environments. The key difference is the configuration requirements mainly related with image formats and used hypervisors. To demonstrate heterogeneous VM migration we develop a tool that works for OpenStack and VMWare platforms. The experimental analysis demonstrates the effectiveness of our solution with regards to the HTTP response times, especially between the heterogeneous Cloud platforms. The tool achieves approximately two milliseconds response time for HTTP requests to Cloud APIs, excluding the time required to download and upload image files.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): application program interfaces, cloud computing, hypermedia, standards, transport protocols, virtual machines, virtualisation, Cloud APIs, HTTP requests, HTTP response times, VMWare platforms, cloud environments, cloud service adoption, cloud solution, configuration requirements, heterogeneous VM migration, heterogeneous cloud platform, homogeneous cloud platforms, hypervisors, image formats, openstack, specific platform, standards, technical parameters, time 2.0 ms, vendor lock-in, virtual machine migration, virtualization engines, Cloud computing, Containers, Operating systems, Tools, Virtual machine monitors, Virtual machining, Virtualization, Cloud Computing Virtual Machine migration, Container based migration, Heterogeneous Virtual Machine Migration, OpenStack, VMWare
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Stelios Sotiriadis
    Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 16:04
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:43


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