IEEE/ACM Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC): December 9, 2013, Dresden, Germany
Synopsis: Most of the focus in public cloud computing technology over the last 10 years has been on deploying massive, centralized data centers with thousands or hundreds of thousands of servers. The data centers are typically replicated with a few instances on a continent wide scale in semi-autonomous zones. This model has proven quite successful in economically scaling cloud service, but it has some drawbacks. Failure of a zone can lead to service dropout for tenants if the tenants do not replicate their services across zones. Some applications may need finer grained control over network latency than is provided by a connection to a large centralized data center, or may benefit from being able to specify location as a parameter in their deployment. Nontechnical issues, such as the availability of real estate, power, and bandwidth for a large mega data center, also enter into consideration.
Another model that may be useful in many cases is to have many micro or even nano data centers, interconnected by medium to high bandwidth links, and the ability to manage these data centers and interconnecting links as if they were one larger data center. This distributed cloud model is perhaps a better match for private enterprise clouds, which tend to be smaller than the large, public mega data centers, and it also has attractions for public clouds run by telcom carriers which have facilities in geographically diverse locations, with power, cooling, and bandwidth already available. It is attractive for mobile operators as well, since it provides a platform on which applications can be deployed and easily managed that could benefit from a tighter coupling to the wireless access network. The two models are not mutually exclusive: for instance a public cloud operator with many large data centers distributed internationally could manage its network of data centers like a distributed cloud. The distinguishing characteristic from federated clouds is that the component data centers are more integrated, especially with respect to authentication and authorization, so that the computation, storage, and networking resources are as tightly managed as if they were in a single large data center.Speaker: Rick McGeer, Distinguished Technologist at HP Enterprise Services, Palo Alto, USA.
Title: Software-Defined Network and Distributed Clouds: Abstractions for the Network Control Plane
Bio: Dr. Rick McGeer is a Distinguished Technologist for HP Enterprise Services. He is co-Principal Investigator (with Joe Mambretti, Rob Ricci, and Andy Bavier) on the InstaGENI project, responsible for the design and implementation of a network of instant-on Clouds with deeply programmable networking under the auspices of the GENI project. Previously, he co-led the GENICloud and TransCloud projects, whose goal was to design and implement and interoperable, distributed, GENI-compliant Cloud architecure, and the OpenNet project, which led to the first commercial switch implementation of OpenFlow. He currently is the co-Principal Investigator on Social Network Analysis using Geometric Inference Techniques under the DARPA GRAPHS program. Previously, he was the Co-founder of Cadence Berkeley Laboratories and Softface, Inc. He holds nine patents in the fields of programming languages, circuit design, natural-language processing, security systems, and switching systems He is author of over 90 papers and one book in the fields of Computer-Aided Design, circuit theory, programming languages, information system design, secure systems. Member of the PlanetLab Consortium steering committee, PI in the DARPA Global Mobile (GloMo) program in 1994-95, the Control Plane program (2004-2009). He was the Founding General Chair of the workshop series on timing analysis, General Chair of the International Workshop on Logic Synthesis, the VLSI Workshop, WISH, and the IEEE C5 Conference. He's served as Program Chair on C5, IWLS, and the VLSI Workshop. He has served on multiple program committees in the fields of networking, distributed systems, VLSI, embedded systems, and Computer-Aided Design, including HotNets, DAC and ICCAD.
8:15 Opening: James and Stefan
8:30-9:00 Invited Talk by Christof Fetzer: "Data-as-a-Service on Distributed Micro-Clouds"
DCC Session I (9:00-10:00): Algorithms and Optimization (Chair: James Kempf and Stefan Schmid)
1. Invited Paper: Joint Server Selection and Routing for Geo-Replicated Services (Srinivas Narayana, Wenjie Jiang, Jennifer Rexford and Mung Chiang)
2. A Local Heuristic for Round-Trip-Time- Optimized Distributed Cloud Deployment (Matthias Keller, Stefan Pawlik, Peter Pietrzyk and Holger Karl)
DCC Session II (10:30-12:00): Traffic and Content Distribution (Chair: Andras Csaszar)
3. Taking Advantage of Federated Cloud Storage and Multi-core Technology in Content Delivery (Jose Luis Gonzalez, Luis Miguel Sanchez, Victor Sosa-Sosa, Jesus Carretero and Silvestre Perez-Ortiz)
4. Improving the scalability of geo-replication with reservations (Mahsa Najafzadeh, Marc Shapiro, Valter Balegas and Nuno Preguica)
5. Scalable and Real-Time Deep Packet Inspection (Do Le Quoc, Andre Martin and Christof Fetzer)
Short Poster/Demo Pitches
Lunch and Poster/Demo Session
DCC Session III (13:00-15:00): Distributed Cloud Management (Chair: Rick McGeer)
6. Invited Paper: Unifying Cloud and Carrier Network - EU FP7 Project UNIFY (Andras Csaszar, Gergely Pongracz, Catalin Meirosu, Wolfgang John, Attila Takacs, Joachim Westphal, Mario Kind and Dimitri Staessens)
7. Constructing a Robust Services-oriented Inter-cloud Portal Based on an Autonomic Model and FOSS (Courtney Powell, Masaharu Munetomo, Attia Wahib and Takashi Aizawa)
8. Hierarchical chord-based resource discovery in intercloud environment (Lohit Kapoor, Ankur Gupta and Seema Bawa)
9. Handling Performance Sensitive Native Cloud Applications with Distributed Cloud Computing and SLA Management (Calin Curescu, Dimitri Masmanov, Andrew Ton, James Kempf and Hjalmar Olsson)
DCC Session IV (15:30-16:00): Measurements (Chair: Srinivas Narayana)
10. Invited Paper: A Measurement Study of Data-intensive Network Traffic Patterns in a Private Cloud (Daniele Venzano and Pietro Michiardi)
16:00 - 16:45 Panel: "Distributed Cloud: federated, integrated, or autonomous?" (Panelists: Brig (Chip) Elliott, Rick McGeer, James Kempf, Josef Spillner)
17:00-18:00 Keynote by Rick McGeer: "Software-Defined Network and Distributed Clouds: Abstractions for the Network Control Plane"Chairs:
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DCC 2013 will take place in the Dorint Hotel Dresden, in the center of the lively capital of Saxony. Dresden offers much more than the historic center with its opera house, the 'Semperoper', and the ‘Frauenkirche’ church. Dotted along the approximately 30 km long stretch of the Elbe River which runs through the city, you will find many treasures: castles, villas, vineyards, historic funiculars, and steamboats that are up to 130 years old. During the conference week, the 579th annual Striezelmarkt will welcome all conference participants for a unique artisanal and culinary experience.The workshop is supported by the EU projects UNIFY and BigFoot.