Research Area:  Cloud Computing
Virtualization is an important enabling technology for many large data centers and cloud computing environments, and virtual machine (VM) migration plays a key role in the load balancing among the hosts of the data center. However, the existing load balancing schemes based on VM migration have serious influence on the fault-tolerant level of the services in the data center, and thus the reliability of the services cannot be guaranteed. In this paper, a novel guaranteeing fault-tolerant requirement load balancing scheme (GFTLBS) is proposed. GFTLBS migrates the VMs to balance the load without violating the fault-tolerant requirement of all services. The simulation results show that the scheme can guarantee the fault-tolerant requirements of all services while keeping the load balance.
Author(s) Name:  Lin Yao; Guowei Wu; Jiankang Ren; Yanwei Zhu and Ying Li
Journal name:  The Computer Journal
Publisher name:  IEEE
Volume Information:  Volume: 57, Issue: 2, Feb. 2014,Page(s): 225 - 232
Paper Link:   https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8130575