Autonomic Management of Cloud Virtual Infrastructures

Loreti, Daniela (2016) Autonomic Management of Cloud Virtual Infrastructures, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Informatica, 28 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/7424.
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The new model of interaction suggested by Cloud Computing has experienced a significant diffusion over the last years thanks to its capability of providing customers with the illusion of an infinite amount of reliable resources. Nevertheless, the challenge of efficiently manage a large collection of virtual computing nodes has just been partially moved from the customer's private datacenter to the larger provider's infrastructure that we generally address as “the cloud”. A lot of effort - in both academic and industrial field - is therefore concentrated on policies for the efficient and autonomous management of virtual infrastructures. The research on this topic is further encouraged by the diffusion of cheap and portable sensors and the availability of almost ubiquitous Internet connectivity that are constantly creating large flows of information about the environment we live in. The need for fast and reliable mechanisms to process these considerable volumes of data has inevitably pushed the evolution from the initial scenario of a single (private or public) cloud towards cloud interoperability, giving birth to several forms of collaboration between clouds. The efficient resource management is further complicated in these heterogeneous environments, making autonomous administration more and more desirable. In this thesis, we initially focus on the challenges of autonomic management in a single-cloud scenario, considering the benefits and shortcomings of centralized and distributed solutions and proposing an original decentralized model. Later in this dissertation, we face the challenge of autonomic management in large interconnected cloud environments, where the movement of virtual resources across the infrastructure nodes is further complicated by the intrinsic heterogeneity of the scenario and difficulties introduced by the higher latency medium between datacenters. According to that, we focus on the cost model for the execution of distributed data-intensive application on multiple clouds and we propose different management policies leveraging cloud interoperability.

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Tesi di dottorato
Loreti, Daniela
Dottorato di ricerca
Scuola di dottorato
Scienze e ingegneria dell'informazione
Settore disciplinare
Settore concorsuale
Parole chiave
Autonomic Management, Cloud Computing, Hybrid Cloud, MapReduce
Data di discussione
12 Maggio 2016

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