Distributed wide-area traffic management for cloud services

Srinivas Narayana, Joe Wenjie Jiang, Jennifer L. Rexford, Mung Chiang

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Abstract

The performance of interactive cloud services depends heavily on which data centers handle client requests, and which wide-area paths carry traffic. While making these decisions, cloud service providers also need to weigh operational considerations like electricity and bandwidth costs, and balancing server loads across replicas. We argue that selecting data centers and network routes independently, as is common in today's services, can lead to much lower performance or higher costs than a coordinated decision. However, fine-grained joint control of two large distributed systems - e.g., DNS-based replica-mapping and data center multi-homed routing - can be administratively challenging. In this paper, we introduce the design of a system that jointly optimizes replica-mapping and multi-homed routing, while retaining the functional separation that exists between them today. We show how to construct a provably optimal distributed solution implemented through local computations and message exchanges between the mapping and routing systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMETRICS/Performance 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance, Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Pages409-410
Number of pages2
Edition1 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2012
Event12th Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance 2012 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 11 2012Jun 15 2012

Publication series

NamePerformance Evaluation Review
Number1 SPEC. ISS.
Volume40
ISSN (Print)0163-5999

Other

Other12th Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/11/126/15/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Narayana, S., Jiang, J. W., Rexford, J. L., & Chiang, M. (2012). Distributed wide-area traffic management for cloud services. In SIGMETRICS/Performance 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance, Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (1 SPEC. ISS. ed., pp. 409-410). (Performance Evaluation Review; Vol. 40, No. 1 SPEC. ISS.). https://doi.org/10.1145/2254756.2254817