Impact of Cloud Computing Virtualization Strategies on Workloads' Performance
Cloud computing brings significant benefits for service providers and users because of its characteristics: e.g., on demand, pay for use, scalable computing. Virtualization management is a critical task to accomplish effective sharing of physical resources and scalability. Existing research focuses on live Virtual Machine (VM) migration as a workload consolidation strategy. However, the impact of other virtual network configuration strategies, such as optimizing total number of VMs for a given workload, the number of virtual CPUs (vCPUs) per VM, and the memory size of each VM has been less studied. This paper presents specific performance patterns on different workloads for various virtual network configuration strategies.