Cooperative Caching with Return on Investment
Large scale consolidation of distributed systems introduces data sharing between consumers which are not centrally managed, but may be physically adjacent. For example, shared global data sets can be jointly used by different services of the same organization, possibly running on different virtual machines in the same data center. Similarly, neighboring CDNs provide fast access to the same content from the Internet. Cooperative caching, in which data are fetched from a neighboring cache instead of from the disk or from the Internet, can significantly improve resource utilization and performance in such scenarios.