The impact of hierarchical structure on efficiency of Cloud monitoring

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Abstract

Cloud computing systems are often seen as dynamic pools of Virtual Machines (VM) installed on provider side physical machines to be offered to Cloud users. Cloud customers could use these Virtual Machines as services, platforms or as a whole infrastructure. However, in practice the infrastructure of a computing Cloud includes several levels, such as virtual gateways, virtual clusters and virtual nodes. In this paper, we pursue a study of the impact of a hierarchical structure, formed of three levels, on the process of monitoring the system with the main goal of discovering symptoms of malicious behaviors in Clouds. We address in this paper two major questions. First question refers to optimize the number of clusters in the hierarchical structure to guarantee efficient monitoring. The second question, posed in some previous papers in this area, concerns efficient distributed implementation of the monitoring process; Namely, how to choose locally the next VM to be visited by a Forensic Virtual Machines (FVM) in a light and local way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications, CloudTech 2016
EditorsMostapha Zbakh, Mohamed Essaaidi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages40-46
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467388948
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications, CloudTech 2016 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: May 24 2016May 26 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2016 International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications, CloudTech 2016

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications, CloudTech 2016
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period5/24/165/26/16

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Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Cloud monitoring
  • Clustering
  • Hierarchical structure
  • Virtual Machines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Alshamrani, S., Kowalski, D., & Gasieniec, L. (2017). The impact of hierarchical structure on efficiency of Cloud monitoring. In M. Zbakh, & M. Essaaidi (Eds.), Proceedings of 2016 International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications, CloudTech 2016 (pp. 40-46). [7847723] (Proceedings of 2016 International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications, CloudTech 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CloudTech.2016.7847723