The virtual machine delivery network

Fonville, M.E. (2015) The virtual machine delivery network.

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Abstract:Distributing virtual machine images over the internet via traditional methods wastes network resources. A proposed solution to this problem is the Virtual Machine Delivery Network (VMDN). A VMDN optimizes the distribution of virtual machine images using concepts from content delivery networks combined with knowledge that exists about the inner structure of virtual machines and their disk images. In this research this virtual machine image’s disk structure has been analyzed which resulted in three different type of data structures. For each of these data structures a different strategy has been developed for the VMDN prototype implementation. Three different scenarios were created to get a set of possible performance factors. The strategies’ performance was measured using these performance factors and the applicability of each strategy per scenario has been evaluated. The findings of the study are that a VMDN can be much more efficient bandwidth efficient than traditional distribution methods, but that the most effective strategy differs greatly per given context.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
TNO, Brassersplein 2 2612 CT Delft, The Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/66696
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