Block level storage support for open source IaaS clouds

Sandor Acs, Mark Gergely, Peter Kacsuk, Miklos Kozlovszky

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Abstract

Cloud computing is the dominating paradigm in distributed computing. The most popular open source cloud solutions support different type of storage subsystems, because of the different needs of the deployed services (in terms of performance, flexibility, cost-effectiveness). In this paper, we investigate the supported standard and open source storage types and create a classification. We point out that the Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) based block level storage can be used for I/O intensive services currently. However, the ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol uses fewer layers and operates on lower level which makes it more lightweight and faster than iSCSI. Therefore, we proposed an architecture for AoE based storage support in OpenNebula cloud. The novel storage solution was implemented and the performance evaluation shows that the I/O throughput of the AoE based storage is better (32.5-61.5%) compared to the prior iSCSI based storage and the new storage solution needs less CPU time (41.37%) to provide the same services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 21st Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, PDP 2013
Pages262-268
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 16 2013
Event2013 21st Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, PDP 2013 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: Feb 27 2013Mar 1 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2013 21st Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, PDP 2013

Other

Other2013 21st Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, PDP 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period2/27/133/1/13

Keywords

  • ATA- over-Ethernet
  • Cloud Computing
  • Storage Area Network
  • iSCSI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Acs, S., Gergely, M., Kacsuk, P., & Kozlovszky, M. (2013). Block level storage support for open source IaaS clouds. In Proceedings of the 2013 21st Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, PDP 2013 (pp. 262-268). [6498562] (Proceedings of the 2013 21st Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing, PDP 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/PDP.2013.45