Michael H. Kalantar

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Océano is a prototype of a highly available, scaleable, and manageable infrastructure for an e-business computing utility. It enables multiple customers to be hosted on a collection of sequentially shared resources. The hosting environment is divided into secure domains, each supporting one customer. These domains are dynamic: the resources assigned to them(More)
Today’s enterprise data centers support thousands of missioncritical business applications composed of multiple distributed heterogeneous components. Application components exhibit complex dependencies on the configuration of multiple data center network, middleware, and related application resources. Applications are also associated with extended(More)
The combination of virtual server technology and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) approach to utility computing promises to revolutionize the way in which distributed software services are deployed. Server virtualization technology can be used to capture complete reusable software stacks, shifting the complexity of middleware installation and(More)
A key function of a Service Oriented Architecture is the separation between business logic and the platform of its implementation and deployment. Much of the focus in SOA research has been on service design, implementation, composition, and placement. In this paper we address the challenge of configuring the hosting infrastructure for SOA service(More)
The deployment and configuration of distributed applications is a human intensive and highly complex process that poses significant challenges to data center operators. The process involves many cross-cutting concerns such as connectivity, performance, and security requirements, as well as resource availability, policies and best practices. These(More)
In this article we examine the challenges faced by data center administrators when deploying and configuring Web applications. We discuss how the configuration dependencies of these Web applications cut across software stacks, network layers, and middleware container boundaries. We argue that the deployment and configuration process requires the combined(More)
The Java platform has the potential to revolutionize computing, with its promise of “write once, run anywhere” development. However, in order to realize this potential, Java applications must demonstrate satisfactory performance. Rapid progress has been made in addressing Java performance, although most of the initial efforts have targeted Java client(More)
This paper describes GulfStream, a scalable distributed software system designed to address the problem of managing the network topology in a multi-domain server farm. In particular, it addresses the following core problems: topology discovery and verification, and failure detection. Unlike most topology discovery and failure detection systems which focus(More)
We present Neptune - the resource director of Océano, a policy driven fabric management system that dynamically reconfigures resources in a computing utility cluster. Neptune implements an on-line control mechanism subject to policy-based performance and resource configuration objectives. Neptune reassigns servers and bandwidth among a set of service(More)