International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

ISSN: 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online)

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IJITCS Vol.10, No.2, Feb. 2018

Phoenix: A Framework to Support Transient Overloads on Cloud Computing Environments

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Edgard H. Cardoso Bernardo, Wallace A. Pinheiro, Raquel Coelho G. Pinto

Index Terms

Cloud Computing;Resource Management;Load Balancing;Distributed Systems;Virtual Machine


This paper aims to present a computational framework capable of withstanding the effects produced by transient overloads on physical and virtual servers hosted on cloud computing environment. The proposed framework aims at automating management of virtual machines that are hosted in this environment, combining a proactive strategy, which performs load balancing when there is not overload of physical and/or virtual machines with a reactive strategy, which is triggered in the event of overload in these machines. On both strategies, it is observed the service level agreement (SLA) established for each hosted service according to the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model. The main contribution of this paper is the implementation of a computational framework called Phoenix, capable of handling momentary overloads, considering the CPU, memory and network resources of physical and virtual machines and guaranteeing SLAs. The results demonstrate that Phoenix framework is effective, and it has outstanding performance in handling overloads virtual machine network, which has achieved the isolation of momentary overload on the physical machine preventing the propagation of their effects on the cloud.

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Edgard H. Cardoso Bernardo, Wallace A. Pinheiro, Raquel Coelho G. Pinto, "Phoenix: A Framework to Support Transient Overloads on Cloud Computing Environments", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.10, No.2, pp.33-44, 2018. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2018.02.04


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