Ardalan Kangarlou

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A virtual networked environment (VNE) consists of virtual machines (VMs) connected by a virtual network. It has been adopted to create “virtual infrastructures” for individual users on a shared cloud computing infrastructure. The ability to take snapshots of an entire VNE — including images of the VMs with their execution, communication(More)
Recent advances in virtualization technologies have made it feasible to host multiple virtual machines (VMs) in the same physical host and even the same CPU core, with fair share of the physical resources among the VMs. However, as more VMs share the same core/CPU, the CPU access latency experienced by each VM increases substantially, which translates into(More)
The capture of global, consistent snapshots of a distributed computing session or system is essential to the system's reliability, manageability, and accountability. Despite the large body of work at the application, library, and operating system levels, we identify a void in the spectrum of distributed snapshot techniques: taking snapshots of the entire(More)
Virtualization is a key technology that powers cloud computing platforms such as Amazon EC2. Virtual machine (VM) consolidation, where multiple VMs share a physical host, has seen rapid adoption in practice with increasingly large number of VMs per machine and per CPU core. Our investigations, however, suggest that the increasing degree of VM consolidation(More)
Virtual machine (VM) consolidation has become a common practice in clouds, Grids, and datacenters. While this practice leads to higher CPU utilization, we observe its negative impact on the TCP throughput of the consolidated VMs: As more VMs share the same core/CPU, the CPU scheduling latency for each VM increases significantly. Such increase leads to(More)
A virtual networked infrastructure (VNI) consists of virtual machines (VMs) connected by a virtual network. Created for individual users on a shared cloud infrastructure, VNIs reflect the concept of "Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS) as part of the emerging cloud computing paradigm. The ability to take snapshots of an entire VNI-including images of(More)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has become an increasingly popular type of service for both private and public clouds. The virtual infrastructures that enable IaaS support multitenancy by multiplexing the computational resources of data centers and result in substantial reductions in operational costs. Since hardware and software failures occur on a(More)
Virtualization is a key technology that powers cloud computing platforms such as Amazon EC2. Virtual machine (VM) consolidation, where multiple VMs share a physical host, has seen rapid adoption in practice, with increasingly large numbers of VMs per machine and per CPU core. Our investigations, however, suggest that the increasing degree of VM(More)
Insights from workloads have been instrumental in hardware and software design, problem diagnosis, and performance optimization. The recent emergence of software-defined data centers and application-centric computing has further increased the interest in studying workloads. Despite the ever-increasing interest, the lack of general frameworks for trace(More)
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