BwMan: bandwidth manager for elastic services in the cloud
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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The flexibility of Cloud computing allows elastic services to adapt to changes in workload patterns in order to achieve desired Service Level Objectives (SLOs) at a reduced cost. Typically, the service adapts to changes in workload by adding or removing service instances (VMs), which for stateful services will require moving data among instances. The SLOs of a distributed Cloud-based service are sensitive to the available network bandwidth, which is usually shared by multiple activities in a single service without being explicitly allocated and managed as a resource. We present the design and evaluation of BwMan, a network bandwidth manager for elastic services in the Cloud. BwMan predicts and performs the bandwidth allocation and tradeoffs between multiple service activities in order to meet service specific SLOs and policies. To make management decisions, BwMan uses statistical machine learning (SML) to build predictive models. This allows BwMan to arbitrate and allocate bandwidth dynamically among different activities to satisfy specified SLOs. We have implemented and evaluated BwMan for the OpenStack Swift store. Our evaluation shows the feasibility and effectiveness of our approach to bandwidth management in an elastic service. The experiments show that network bandwidth management by BwMan can reduce SLO violations in Swift by a factor of two or more.
CitationLiu, Y. [et al.]. BwMan: bandwidth manager for elastic services in the cloud. A: International Symposium on Precision Approach and Performance Based Navigation. "2014 IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications: ISPA 2014: proceedings: 26-28 August 2014: Milano, Italy". Milan: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014, p. 217-224.