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OATAO is an open access repository that collects the work of Toulouse researchers and makes it freely available over the web where possible. Abstract. Nowadays, virtualization is present in almost all computing infras-tructures. Thanks to VM migration and server consolidation, virtualization helps reducing power consumption in distributed environments. On(More)
Fault tolerance in cloud computing platforms and applications is a crucial issue. This issue is especially difficult since cloud computing relies by nature on a complex splitting into many layers. From a technical point of view, most cloud computing platforms exploit virtualization, which implies that they are split into 3 layers: hosts, virtual machines(More)
Software applications providers have always been required to perform load testing prior to launching new applications. This crucial test phase is expensive in human and hardware terms, and the solutions generally used would benefit from further development. In particular, designing an appropriate load profile to stress an application is difficult and must(More)
OATAO is an open access repository that collects the work of Toulouse researchers and makes it freely available over the web where possible. a b s t r a c t Virtualized cloud infrastructures are very popular as they allow resource mutualization and therefore cost reduction. For cloud providers, minimizing the number of used resources is one of the main(More)
Cloud computing is nowadays a popular technology for hosting IT services. However, deploying and reconfiguring complex applications involving multiple software components, which are distributed on many virtual machines running on single or multi-cloud platforms, is error-prone and time-consuming for human administrators. Existing deployment frameworks are(More)
This paper presents Roboconf, an open-source distributed application orchestration framework for multi-cloud platforms, designed to solve challenges of current Autonomic Computing Systems in the era of Cloud computing. It provides a Domain Specific Language (DSL) which allows to describe applications and their execution environments (cloud platforms) in a(More)
In the coming years, cloud environments will increasingly face energy saving issues. While consolidating the virtual machines running in a cloud is a well-accepted solution to reduce the energy consumption, ensuring the scalability of the consolidation service remains a challenging issue. In this paper, we propose an elastic consolidation service that(More)
The increasing complexity of computer systems has led to the automation of administration functions, in the form of autonomic managers. Today many autonomic managers are available but they mostly address a specific administration aspect which makes necessary their coexistence for a complete autonomic system management. However, coordinating them is(More)