Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
In this paper, the authors address the impact of Virtual Memory Streaming (VMS) technique in provisioning Virtual Machines (VMs) in cloud environment. VMS is a scaling virtualization technology that allows different virtual machines rapid scale, high performance, and increase hardware utilization. Traditional hypervisors do not support true no-downtime live migration, and its lack of memory oversubscription can hurt the economics of a private cloud deployment by limiting the number of VMs on each host. VMS brings together several advanced hypervisor memory management techniques including granular page sharing, dynamic memory footprint management, live migration, read caching, and a unique virtual machine cloning capability.