Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0003-0674-779X

Defense Date

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Xubin He

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert Klenke

Third Advisor

Dr. Milos Manic

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Weijun Xiao

Abstract

Today's cloud landscape has evolved computing infrastructure into a dynamic, high utilization, service-oriented paradigm. This shift has enabled the commoditization of large-scale storage and distributed computation, allowing engineers to tackle previously untenable problems without large upfront investment. A key enabler of flexibility in the cloud is the ability to transfer running virtual machines across subnets or even datacenters using live migration. However, live migration can be a costly process, one that has the potential to interfere with other applications not involved with the migration. This work investigates storage interference through experimentation with real-world systems and well-established benchmarks. In order to address migration interference in general, a buffering technique is presented that offloads the migration's read, eliminating interference in the majority of scenarios.

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Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

12-12-2016

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