Dynamic Load Management of Virtual Machines in Cloud Architectures

  • Mauro Andreolini
  • Sara Casolari
  • Michele Colajanni
  • Michele Messori
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 34)


Cloud infrastructures must accommodate changing demands for different types of processing with heterogeneous workloads and time constraints. In a similar context, dynamic management of virtualized application environments is becoming very important to exploit computing resources, especially with recent virtualization capabilities that allow live sessions to be moved transparently between servers. This paper proposes novel management algorithms to decide about reallocations of virtual machines in a cloud context characterized by large numbers of hosts. The novel algorithms identify just the real critical instances and take decisions without recurring to typical thresholds. Moreover, they consider load trend behavior of the resources instead of instantaneous or average measures. Experimental results show that proposed algorithms are truly selective and robust even in variable contexts, thus reducing system instability and limit migrations when really necessary.


Virtual Machine Physical Machine Load Profile Virtual Machine Migration Live Migration 
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© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mauro Andreolini
    • 1
  • Sara Casolari
    • 1
  • Michele Colajanni
    • 1
  • Michele Messori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaItaly

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