VISoR - Virtual Machine Images Management Service for Cloud Infrastructures

João Pereira, Paula Prata

Abstract

Virtual machine images represent one of the most valuable components in providing a cloud infrastructure, so managing them becomes a key concern in such systems. Each one of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offers provides its own version of a local image repository. This fact raises problems when managing multiple environments with different IaaS, or when migrating from one to another, because such images management services are mainly designed to interact with its corresponding IaaS and its own storage system. This article presents VISoR, a work-in-progress project, whose main goal is to achieve an agnostic service for managing virtual machine images among different cloud offers.

References

  1. Amazon. (2006), Amazon web services (aws) [online]. Available: http://aws.amazon.com/ [Accessed on January 2012].
  2. Begnum, K. (2006). Managing large networks of virtual machines. In Proceedings of the 20th Large Installation System Administration Conf., pages 205-214.
  3. Bresnahan, J., LaBissoniere, D., Freeman, T., and Keahey, K. (2011). Cumulus: an open source storage cloud for science. In Proceedings of the 2nd int'l workshop on Scientific cloud computing, pages 25-32. ACM.
  4. Buyya, R., Yeo, C. S., Venugopal, S., Broberg, J., and Brandic, I. (2009). Cloud computing and emerging it platforms: Vision, hype, and reality for delivering computing as the 5th utility. Future Gener. Comput. Syst., 25:599-616.
  5. Cattell, R. (2011). Scalable sql and nosql data stores. ACM SIGMOD Record, 39(4):12-27.
  6. Chicago, U. (2009), Nimbus, cloud computing for science [online]. Available: http://nimbusproject.org [Accessed on January 2012].
  7. Crockford, D. (2006), Rfc 4627, the application/json media type for javascript object notation (json) [online]. Available: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4627 [Accessed on January 2012].
  8. Eucalyptus. (2009), Eucalyptus infrastructure as a service [online]. Available: http://eucalyptus.com [Accessed on January 2012].
  9. Fielding, R. T. (2000). Architectural styles and the design of network-based software architectures. PhD thesis.
  10. Foundation, A. S. (2007), Hadoop distributed file system [online]. Available: http://hadoop.apache.org/hdfs/ [Accessed on January 2012].
  11. Heiser, J. and Nicolett, M. (2008). Assessing the security risks of cloud computing. Gartner Report.
  12. NASA. (2008), Opennebula, the open source toolkit for cloud computing [online]. Available: http://opennebula.org [Accessed on January 2012].
  13. Nurmi, D., Wolski, R., Grzegorczyk, C., Obertelli, G., Soman, S., Youseff, L., and Zagorodnov, D. (2009). The eucalyptus open-source cloud-computing system. In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, pages 124-131, Washington, DC, USA. IEEE.
  14. Rackspace, N. (2010), Openstack, open source software for private and public clouds [online]. Available: http://openstack.org [Accessed on January 2012].
  15. RightScale, I. (2006), Cloud computing management platform [online]. Available: http://www.rightscale.com [Accessed on January 2012].
  16. Schmidt, D. C. (1995). Reactor: an object behavioral pattern for concurrent event demultiplexing and event handler dispatching, pages 529-545. ACM, USA.
  17. Shvachko, K., Kuang, H., Radia, S., and Chansler, R. (2010). The hadoop distributed file system. In 2010 IEEE 26th Symposium on Mass Storage Systems and Technologies (MSST), pages 1-10. IEEE.
  18. Sotomayor, B., Montero, R., Llorente, I., and Foster, I. (2009). Virtual infrastructure management in private and hybrid clouds. Internet Computing, IEEE, 13(5):14-22.
  19. Vaquero, L. M., Rodero-Merino, L., and Morán, D. (2011). Locking the sky: a survey on iaas cloud security. Computing, 91:93-118.
  20. von Laszewski, G., Diaz, J., Wang, F., Younge, A. J., Kulshrestha, A., and Fox, G. (2011). Towards generic futuregrid image management. In Proceedings of the 2011 TeraGrid Conference: Extreme Digital Discovery, pages 15:1-15:2, NY, USA. ACM.
  21. Wei, J., Zhang, X., Ammons, G., Bala, V., and Ning, P. (2009). Managing security of virtual machine images in a cloud environment. In Proceedings of the ACM workshop on Cloud computing security, CCSW 7809, pages 91-96, NY, USA. ACM.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Pereira J. and Prata P. (2012). VISoR - Virtual Machine Images Management Service for Cloud Infrastructures . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER, ISBN 978-989-8565-05-1, pages 401-406. DOI: 10.5220/0003903104010406


in Bibtex Style

@conference{closer12,
author={João Pereira and Paula Prata},
title={VISoR - Virtual Machine Images Management Service for Cloud Infrastructures},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,},
year={2012},
pages={401-406},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003903104010406},
isbn={978-989-8565-05-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science - Volume 1: CLOSER,
TI - VISoR - Virtual Machine Images Management Service for Cloud Infrastructures
SN - 978-989-8565-05-1
AU - Pereira J.
AU - Prata P.
PY - 2012
SP - 401
EP - 406
DO - 10.5220/0003903104010406