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Frontiers of Computer Science

Front. Comput. Sci.    2018, Vol. 12 Issue (1) : 75-85
Layered virtual machine migration algorithm for network resource balancing in cloud computing
Xiong FU1,2(), Juzhou CHEN1, Song DENG3, Junchang WANG1, Lin ZHANG1
1. School of Computer and Technology, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, China
2. Jiangsu High Technology Research Key Laboratory for Wireless Sensor Networks, Nanjing 210023, China
3. Institute of Advanced Technology, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, China
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Due to the increasing sizes of cloud data centers, the number of virtual machines (VMs) and applications rises quickly. The rapid growth of large scale Internet services results in unbalanced load of network resource. The bandwidth utilization rate of some physical hosts is too high, and this causes network congestion. This paper presents a layered VM migration algorithm (LVMM). At first, the algorithm will divide the cloud data center into several regions according to the bandwidth utilization rate of the hosts. Then we balance the load of network resource of each region by VM migrations, and ultimately achieve the load balance of network resource in the cloud data center. Through simulation experiments in different environments, it is proved that the LVMMalgorithm can effectively balance the load of network resource in cloud computing.

Keywords virtual machine migration      cloud computing      layered theory      load balancing     
Corresponding Authors: Xiong FU   
Just Accepted Date: 23 December 2016   Online First Date: 07 June 2017    Issue Date: 12 January 2018
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Xiong FU,Juzhou CHEN,Song DENG, et al. Layered virtual machine migration algorithm for network resource balancing in cloud computing[J]. Front. Comput. Sci., 2018, 12(1): 75-85.
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