Dynamic CPU provisioning for self-managed secure web applications in SMP hosting platforms

Jordi Guitart, David Carrera, Vicenç Beltran, Jordi Torres, Eduard Ayguadé
2008 Computer Networks  
Overload control mechanisms such as admission control and connection differentiation have proven effective for preventing overload of application servers running secure web applications. However, achieving optimal results in overload prevention is only possible when some kind of resource management is considered in addition to these mechanisms. In this paper we propose an overload control strategy for secure web applications that brings together dynamic provisioning of platform resources and
more » ... ission control based on secure socket layer (SSL) connection differentiation. Dynamic provisioning enables additional resources to be allocated to an application on demand to handle workload increases, while the admission control mechanism avoids the server's performance degradation by dynamically limiting the number of new SSL connections accepted and preferentially serving resumed SSL connections (to maximize performance on session-based environments) while additional resources are being provisioned. Our evaluation demonstrates the benefit of our proposal for efficiently managing the resources and preventing server overload on a 4-way multiprocessor Linux hosting platform, especially when the hosting platform is fully overloaded.
doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2007.12.009 fatcat:wb6m5u26jbey7ptjfqkrke5t4q