CloudNet: A Platform for Optimized WAN Migration of Virtual Machines

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Cloud computing platforms are growing from clusters of machines within a data center to networks of data centers with resources spread across the globe. Virtual machine migration within the LAN has changed the scale of resource management from allocating resources on a single server to manipulating pools of resources within a data center. The authors expect WAN migration to likewise transform the scope of provisioning from a single data center to multiple data centers spread across the country or around the world. In this paper they propose a cloud computing platform linked with a VPN based network infrastructure that provides seamless connectivity between enterprise and data center sites, as well as support for live WAN migration of virtual machines.

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