Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Date Added: Nov 2013
Live migration of virtual machines is a key management function in cloud computing. Unfortunately, no live migration progress management system exists in the state-of-the-art, leading to guesswork over how long a migration might take and the inability to schedule dependent tasks accordingly; unacceptable application degradation when application components become split over distant cloud datacenters for an arbitrary period during migration; inability to tradeoff application performance and migration time e.g. to finish migration later for less impact on application performance.