2014 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid) (2014)
Chicago, IL, USA
May 26, 2014 to May 29, 2014
Cloud Computing has risen a great interest over the last years as it represents an enabling technology for flexible and ubiquitous access over the network to a set of shared computing resources. This work comes from an industrial experience aiming at exploiting the cloud potential for virtualizing complex infrastructures such as an entire Air Traffic Center (ATC), a clear example of complex SoS (System of Systems). The use of virtualization is convenient because industry can leverage in-house test-beds to perform distributed testing campaigns in pre-operational phases or to design new automatic fail-over mechanisms for fully distributed systems. In order to realize such mitigation and recovery techniques in the ATC field, indeed, a cloud platform is required to guarantee a low VM provisioning time with the objective of minimizing the service disruption. In this perspective, after having introduced the principal concepts and factors of the provisioning time, we propose a deep analysis and comparison for two different Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms, namely Open Stack and Open Nebula (using KVM as hypervisor), that were selected through a preliminary scouting phase.
Virtual machining, Cloud computing, Benchmark testing, Random access memory, Hardware, Servers, Computational modeling
G. Carrozza, L. Battaglia, V. Manetti, A. Marotta, R. Canonico and S. Avallone, "On the Evaluation of VM Provisioning Time in Cloud Platforms for Mission-Critical Infrastructures," 2014 14th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid)(CCGRID), Chicago, IL, USA, 2014, pp. 802-810.