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In IaaS clouds, virtual machines are booted on demand from user-provided disk images. Both the number of virtual machine images (VMIs) and their large size(GBs), challenge storage and network transfer solutions, and lead to perceivably slow VM startup times. In previous work, we proposed using small VMI caches (O(100MB)) that contain those parts of a VMI(More)
—Applications on cloud infrastructures acquire virtual machines (VMs) from providers when necessary. The current interface for acquiring VMs from most providers, however, is too limiting for the tenants, in terms of granularity in which VMs can be acquired (e.g., small, medium, large, etc.), while giving very limited control over their placement. The former(More)
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