Provided by: Florida International University
Date Added: Feb 2013
Distributed storage systems (e.g., SAN and iSCSI) are commonly used in the emerging cloud computing systems to provide Virtual Machine (VM) storage, for efficient storage utilization and fast VM migration. However, as the size of cloud systems and the number of hosted VMs rapidly grow, the scalability of shared VM storage systems becomes a serious issue. Client-side solid-state-based caching has the potential to improve the performance of cloud VM storage by employing Solid State Drives (SSDs) available on the client-side of the storage system to exploit the locality inherent in VM IOs.