ENTICE VM Image Analysis and Optimised Fragmentation

Hajnal, Ákos and Kecskeméti, Gábor and Marosi, Attila and Kovács, József and Kacsuk, Péter and Lovas, Róbert (2018) ENTICE VM Image Analysis and Optimised Fragmentation. JOURNAL OF GRID COMPUTING, 16 (2). pp. 247-263. ISSN 1570-7873 10.1007/s10723-018-9430-x

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Virtual machine (VM) images (VMIs) often share common parts of significant size as they are stored individually. Using existing de-duplication techniques for such images are non-trivial, impose serious technical challenges, and requires direct access to clouds' proprietary image storages, which is not always feasible. We propose an alternative approach to split images into shared parts, called fragments, which are stored only once. Our solution requires a reasonably small set of base images available in the cloud, and additionally only the increments will be stored without the contents of base images, providing significant storage space savings. Composite images consisting of a base image and one or more fragments are assembled on-demand at VM deployment. Our technique can be used in conjunction with practically any popular cloud solution, and the storage of fragments is independent of the proprietary image storage of the cloud provider.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MANAGEMENT; Storage optimization; CLOUD; Virtual machine image; Image fragmentation; Image de-duplication; Computer Science, Information Systems;
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Informatics Laboratory
SWORD Depositor: MTMT Injector
Depositing User: MTMT Injector
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 21:10
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2019 13:32
URI: https://eprints.sztaki.hu/id/eprint/9580

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