Journal article

Latency-aware failover strategies for containerized web applications in distributed clouds

Yasser Aldwyan, Richard O Sinnott

Future Generation Computer Systems | Elsevier BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

Despite advances in Cloud computing, ensuring high availability (HA) remains a challenge due to varying loads and the potential for Cloud outages. Deploying applications in distributed Clouds can help overcome this challenge by geo-replicating applications across multiple Cloud data centers (DCs). However, this distributed deployment can be a performance bottleneck due to network latencies between users and DCs as well as inter-DC latencies incurred during the geo-replication process. For most web applications, both HA and Performance (HAP) are essential and need to meet pre-agreed Service Level Objectives (SLOs). Efficiently placing and managing primary and backup replicas of applications i..

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