CloudState: End-to-end WAN monitoring for cloud-based applications

McConnell, Aaron, Parr, Gerard ORCID:, McClean, Sally, Morrow, Philip and Scotney, Bryan (2013) CloudState: End-to-end WAN monitoring for cloud-based applications. In: Cloud Computing 2013: The Fourth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization. IARIA, ESP, pp. 195-200. ISBN 978-1-61208-271-4

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Modern data centres are increasingly moving towards more sophisticated cloud-based infrastructures, where servers are consolidated, backups are simplified and where resources can be scaled up, across distributed cloud sites, if necessary. Placing applications and data stores across sites has a cost, in terms of the hosting at a given site, a cost in terms of the migration of application VMs and content across a network, and a cost in terms of the quality of the end-to-end network link between the application and the end-user. This paper details a solution aimed at monitoring all relevant end-to-end network links between VMs, storage and end-users. With this knowledge at hand, it becomes easier to optimise the arrangement of VMs and content with a distributed cloud environment such that resident applications respond in a timely manner, both between cloud-based application components and in the delivery of the application to the end-user. Results show how this system provides network information which influences the choice of location for hosting applications and data.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Smart Emerging Technologies
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Cyber Security Privacy and Trust Laboratory
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 16:00
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