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1 Elastic Provisioning In Virtual Private Clouds Prashant Shenoy University of Massachusetts Amherst *Joint work with Tim Wood, K.K Ramakrishnan and Kobus Van Der Merwe

2 Cloud Computing Cloud Platform types: Software as a Service – Hotmail, Google Docs Platform as a Service – Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service – Amazon EC2, VMware vCloud Rent computation and storage resources on demand Accessed by multiple enterprise sites Cloud Platform Enterprise Sites

3 Enterprise Cloud Challenges Existing cloud platforms do not meet the needs of enterprise customers Insufficient security controls – Need isolation at server and network level Deployment is difficult – Cloud resources are completely separate from local ones – Cant make VMs look like part of existing LAN Limited control over network resources – Cannot specify network topology or IP addresses – Cannot reserve bandwidth for network links Inadequate support for Cross-Data center Management

4 Cloud Platform Moving to the Cloud Acme wants to move part of its payroll app into the cloud Front End Reports Data Store Processing Tier Acme LAN

5 Cloud Platform Acme LAN Problem #1: Transparency Application may have been written for LAN environment – Might utilize broadcast or LAN service discovery Must add Internet gateways for apps previously only on LAN Now must communicate via public IPs or configure DNS Front End Data Store Processing Lack of transparency causes application modifications and infrastructure reconfigurations GW

6 Cloud Platform Acme LAN Problem #2: Security Acmes servers are now accessible from the public internet! – Servers formerly on secure LAN now exposed to malicious users Must configure firewall rules to limit access – Fine grain rules are difficult to manage in dynamic environments Front End Data Store Processing Hacker123 Lack of secure cloud connections exposes enterprise to threats from both in and out of the cloud

7 Cloud Platform Acme LAN Problem #3 : Flexible Resource Mgmt Benefit of cloud computing: ability to easily adjust resource capacities and add new VMs – After a change must deal with transparency and security issues all over again! – Current platforms do not support network resource reservation (Bandwidth/QoS guarantees) Front End Data Store Processing Processing #2 Enterprises want control over network resources. Cloud must support dynamic changes +1

8 Problem #4: Cross Data Center Management Enterprise IT services spread across in-house and cloud data centers. May be spread across multiple cloud sites Need the ability to flexibly manage, provision and optimize across data centers Follow-the-sun, energy optimizations, Current platforms: Limited support for cross-data center optimizations

9 Key Observation Existing cloud platforms only cover storage and computation Enterprise Clouds need control over the network as well + + Cloud Platform Enterprise Sites VM Disk

10 Virtual Private Clouds A Virtual Private Cloud is… – A secure collection of server, storage, and network resources spanning one or more cloud data centers – That is seamlessly connected to one or more enterprise sites Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) – Layer 2 and 3 MPLS based VPNs – Created by network provider with no end host configuration – Already used by many businesses! VM Enterprise Sites Cloud Sites

11 VPC Benefits For the customer: – Isolates network & compute resources Cloud resources are only accessible through VPN – Simplifies deployment since cloud looks same as local resources – Unifies resource pools across cloud/data center sites For the service provider: – Provides mechanism for control over resource reservation within provider network – Simplifies management of multiple data centers by combining them into large resource pools

12 VPC Challenges & Solutions Existing cloud platforms do not integrate with network service providers Must coordinate with ISP to create VPN endpoints VPN endpoints must be linked to VLANs within the cloud data center VPN endpoints are traditionally static Utilize virtual routers with programmable interfaces to rapidly create and reconfigure routers Use BGP signaling to dynamically adjust VPN topology

13 Cloud ManagerNetwork Manager CloudNet Cloud Manager Allocates computation and storage resources Manages VLAN assignment within cloud network Network Manager Creates and configure VPN endpoints Reserves network resources VM VLANVPN VM VPN VLAN Provider Edge Customer Edge Routers

14 WAN Migration Change the scale of provisioning from managing servers on a rack to managing resources across data centers Key building block: ability to migrate applications across data centers Existing approach: LAN-based VM migration VPC enable VM migration over WAN!

15 WAN Migration Layer 2 VPNs make WAN act like a LAN Can use existing LAN migration techniques to move across WAN

16 PE WAN Migration PE Customer Site PE A Cloud Site 1 Layer 2 VPN (VPLS) B B ARP! Can use existing LAN migration techniques to move across WAN VPN endpoint Router Cloud Site 2 Switch VLAN CE Layer 2 VPNs make WAN act like a LAN

17 WAN Migration Challenges Performance over WAN is problematic Lower bandwidth and higher latencies imply longer migration/pause times Storage may or may not be shared will need to migrate storage as well

18 CloudNet WAN Migration Once connectivity is setup, migration requires Storage Migration Live Memory Migration Storage Migration is done through a combination of Asynchronous Copy of disk storage to remote site initially Synchronous copy of incremental updates subsequently during live memory migration Live Memory Migration needs to balance multiple needs Total Migration Time for live memory (reduced application performance) Pause Time (application has to be quiescent for final transfer) Amount of Data Transfer (Bandwidth Requirement) Page 18

19 Optimizations WAN optimizations Dynamic Stop and Copy Content Based Redundancy Incremental updates (page deltas) Overall benefit is significant reduction in migration and pause times, especially for limited bandwidth between sites Preliminary results: 65% data reduction, 3x reduction in migration times across data centers in Texas and Illinois Page 19

20 Performance of CloudNet Live Migration over WANs TPC-W KernelSpecJBB Page 20

21 Summary Cloud Computing for enterprises requires: Security Transparency Flexibility CloudNet can help provide these features Defines interface between cloud platform and network provider Uses VPNs for secure, seamless connections Employs virtualization at server, router, and network levels to improve agility and efficiency Implements optimizations to reduce latency of WAN migration Future work : DR on a Cloud – Utilize VPLS to simplify deployment of high availability services across WAN

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