Design of a Dynamic Provisioning System for a Federated Cloud and Bare-Metal Environment
The authors present the design of a dynamic provisioning system that is able to manage the resources of a federated cloud environment by focusing on their utilization. With their framework, it is not only possible to allocate resources at a particular time to a specific Infrastructure as a service framework, but also to utilize them as part of a typical HPC environment controlled by batch queuing systems. Through this interplay between virtualized and non-virtualized resources, they provide a flexible resource management framework that can be adapted based on users' demands. The need for such a framework is motivated by real user data gathered during their operation of FutureGrid (FG).