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To be agile and cost effective, data centers should allow dynamic resource allocation across large server pools. In particular, the data center network should enable any server to be assigned to any service. To meet these goals, we present VL2, a practical network architecture that scales to support huge data centers with uniform high capacity between(More)
We present the first large-scale analysis of failures in a data center network. Through our analysis, we seek to answer several fundamental questions: which devices/links are most unreliable, what causes failures, how do failures impact network traffic and how effective is network redundancy? We answer these questions using multiple data sources commonly(More)
Stream processing applications have recently gained significant attention in the networking and database community. At the core of these applications is a stream processing engine that performs resource allocation and management to support continuous tracking of queries over collections of physically-distributed and rapidly-updating data streams. While(More)
—We present ACES, an automated server provisioning system that aims to meet workload demand while minimizing energy consumption in data centers. To perform energy-aware server provisioning, ACES faces three key tradeoffs between cost, performance, and reliability: (1) maximizing energy savings vs. minimizing unmet load demand, (2) managing low power draw(More)
Distributed stream processing systems offer a highly scalable and dynamically configurable platform for time-critical applications ranging from real-time, exploratory data mining to high performance transaction processing. Resource management for distributed stream processing systems is complicated by a number of factors processing elements are constrained(More)
Energy costs are becoming the fastest-growing element in datacen-ter operation costs. One basic approach to reduce these costs is to exploit the spatiotemporal variation in electricity prices by moving computation to datacen-ters in which energy is available at a cheaper price. However, injudicious job migration between datacenters might increase the(More)
Network appliances or middleboxes such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), load balancers, and VPNs form an integral part of datacenters and enterprise networks. Realizing their importance and shortcomings, the research community has proposed software implementations, policy-aware switching, consolidation appliances, moving(More)
We consider a market-based resource allocation model for batch jobs in cloud computing clusters. In our model, we incorporate the importance of the due date of a job rather than the number of servers allocated to it at any given time. Each batch job is characterized by the work volume of total computing units (e.g., CPU hours) along with a bound on maximum(More)
As cloud services grow to span more and more globally distributed datacenters, there is an increasingly urgent need for automated mechanisms to place application data across these datacenters. This placement must deal with business constraints such as WAN bandwidth costs and datacenter capacity limits, while also minimizing user-perceived latency. The task(More)
This paper introduces a new consistency metric, Network Imprecision (NI), to address a central challenge in large-scale monitoring systems: safeguarding correctness despite node and network failures. To implement NI, an overlay that monitors a set of attributes also monitors its own state so that queries return not only attribute values but also information(More)