Mobitopolo: A Portable Infrastructure to Facilitate Flexible Deployment and Migration of Distributed Applications With Virtual Topologies

Date Added: Aug 2009
Format: PDF

Hosting network services on virtual machines has become appealing for provisioning resources, saving power and enabling migration in case of service disruption, especially in data centers. Network services implemented widely over the Internet may enjoy similar benefits, because general-purpose hosting infrastructures such as PlanetLab and Amazon EC2 are available to host them. However, such infrastructures are piecemeal and heterogeneous in terms of virtualization technologies, which makes it hard to use them all together to their full potential.