Cloud

Gossip-Based Resource Management for Cloud Environments

Date Added: Sep 2010
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The authors address the problem of resource management for a large-scale cloud environment that hosts sites. Their solution centers around a middleware architecture, the key element of which is a gossip protocol that meets their design goals: fairness of resource allocation with respect to hosted sites, efficient adaptation to load changes and scalability in terms of both the number of machines and sites. They formalize the resource allocation problem as that of maximizing the cloud utility under CPU and memory constraints, show that an optimal solution without considering memory constraints is straightforward (but not useful), and provide an efficient heuristic solution for the complete problem instead.