Entice Vm Image Analysis And Optimised Fragmentation

Akos Hajnal, Gabor Kecskemeti, Attila Csaba Marosi, Jozsef Kovacs, Peter Kacsuk, Robert Lovas
2018 Zenodo  
This is a pre-print of an article published in Journal of Grid Computing. The final authenticated version will be available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10723-018-9430-x Virtual machine (VM) images (VMIs) often share common parts of significant size as they are stored individually. Using existing de-duplication techniques for such images are non-trivial, impose serious technical challenges, and requires direct access to clouds' proprietary image storages, which is not always feasible. We
more » ... propose an alternative approach to split images into shared parts, called fragments, which are stored only once. Our solution requires a reasonably small set of base images available in the cloud, and additionally only the increments will be stored without the contents of base images, providing significant storage space savings. Composite images consisting of a base image and one or more fragments are assembled on-demand at VM deployment. Our technique can be used in conjunction with practically any popular cloud solution, and the storage of fragments is independent of the proprietary image storage of the cloud provider.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1164408 fatcat:snf2yc6g4rahpooocj2h432vre