Cloud benchmarking in bare-metal, virtualized, and containerized execution environments

Soheil Mazaheri, Yong Chen, Elham Hojati, Alan Sill

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Abstract

Cloud data centers rely on virtualization to increase their productivity and reduce complexity for end users while delivering access on-demand as a service. Because virtualization involves increased abstraction, there is an inevitable trade-off between virtualization and potential performance degradation. As a result, there has been a considerable amount of work in developing and improving different virtualized environments that can isolate a workload from another. Virtual machines and Linux containers are the most well-known techniques that provide an isolated environment to allow applications to run independently. Each of these methods has its own advantages and disadvantages. This research aims to compare the performance of systems in bare-metal, containerized (Linux containers), and virtualized (virtual machines) execution environments. It also analyzes and understands the implications of the benchmarking results in these different execution environments. The benchmarking results, analyses, and insights discussed can provide a guidance to cloud computing researchers and developers in the process of designing cloud computing solutions, deploying cloud systems, and developing algorithms, programs, and applications on different cloud platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems, CCIS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages371-376
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509012558
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2016
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems, CCIS 2016 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 17 2016Aug 19 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2016 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems, CCIS 2016

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems, CCIS 2016
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period08/17/1608/19/16

Keywords

  • Benchmarking
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Linux container
  • bare-metal
  • cloud computing
  • virtual machines
  • virtualization methods

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    Mazaheri, S., Chen, Y., Hojati, E., & Sill, A. (2016). Cloud benchmarking in bare-metal, virtualized, and containerized execution environments. In Proceedings of 2016 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems, CCIS 2016 (pp. 371-376). [7790286] (Proceedings of 2016 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems, CCIS 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CCIS.2016.7790286