Cloud Management and Monitoring

  • Naresh Kumar Sehgal
  • Pramod Chandra P. Bhatt
  • John M. Acken


In this chapter, we start by introducing Cloud Computing management terms, with a special reference to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Next, we review the performance characteristics of public, multi-tenanted data centers, including the concept of noisy neighbors. If a particular VM does excessive I/O or memory accesses, then other VMs running on that same server will experience a slowdown in their access of the same physical resource. This results in a performance variation experienced by a VM user over time. Such factors impact run times of users’ applications and result in different costs to finish a task. Cloud users want to maximize their performance and/or minimize their costs. We look at various monitoring tools, to manage the user costs. Since a majority of data in the public Cloud consist of images, we then visit the monitoring and security of these images, digital watermarking, and data provenance. Lastly, a description of Follow-Me Cloud to minimize latency and security wraps up this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naresh Kumar Sehgal
    • 1
  • Pramod Chandra P. Bhatt
    • 2
  • John M. Acken
    • 3
  1. 1.Data Center GroupIntel CorporationSanta ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science and Information Technology ConsultantRetd. Prof. IIT DelhiBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Electrical and Computer EngineeringPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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