Enhancing an Autonomic Cloud Architecture with Mobile Agents

  • A. Cuomo
  • M. Rak
  • S. Venticinque
  • U. Villano
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7155)

Abstract

In cloud environments application scheduling, i.e., the matching of applications with the resources they need to be executed, is a hot research topic. Autonomic computing provides viable solutions to implement robust architectures that are enough flexible to tackle scheduling problems. CHASE is a framework based on an autonomic engine, designed to optimize resource management in clouds, grids or hybrid cloud-grid environments. Its optimizations are based on real-time knowledge of the status of managed resources. This requires continuous monitoring, which is difficult to be carried out in distributed and rapidly-changing environments as clouds. This paper presents a monitoring system to support autonomicity based on the mobile agents computing paradigm.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Cuomo
    • 1
  • M. Rak
    • 2
  • S. Venticinque
    • 2
  • U. Villano
    • 1
  1. 1.Università del SannioBeneventoItaly
  2. 2.Seconda Università di NapoliAversaItaly

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