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2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) (2014)
Boston, MA, USA
March 11, 2014 to March 14, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3766-0
pp: 0
A private cloud deployment of an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clusteris a cost effective solution to many small and intermediate digital libraries and maybe companies. As a working online digital library search engine, the physical infrastructure of CiteSeerX represents many of the clusters for a typical digital library in terms of size and functionalities. CiteSeerX used to run on a cluster consisting of eighteen loosely coupled physical machines. In this work we share the experiences and lessons learned through migrating CiteSeerX into a private cloud environment using virtualization technique. We also discuss alternative solutions including a public cloud deployment using Amazon EC2 and EBS services. We found that the private cloud via virtualization is a better model for a digital library system like CiteSeerX. We also report system status, activities and proposed variations after the new system has been running for over half a year.
Cloud computing, Libraries, Indexes, Hardware, Web servers

J. Wu et al., "Migrating a Digital Library to a Private Cloud," 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E), Boston, MA, USA, 2014, pp. .
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