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Towards Efficient Storage with Multideployment and Multisnapshotting in Cloud Environment: A Survey

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Executive Summary

Cloud computing is a new era in computing technology that provides delivered hosted services over the internet. With Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud economics getting increasingly complex and dynamic, resource costs can vary greatly over short periods of time. Therefore, a critical issue is the ability to deploy and snapshot, for that it require to boot and terminate virtual machines very quickly, which enables cloud users to exploit elasticity to find the optimal trade-off between the computational needs (number of resources, usage time) and budget constraints. This paper proposes a concept which reduces the time required to simultaneously boot a large number of virtual machine instances on clouds from the same initial virtual machine image (multi-deployment).

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