Factor Impact of Virtual Switch Performance by Factorial Design in Cloud Computing

Shuen Chih Tsai, I. Hsien Liu, Chien Tung Lu, Bo Lin Chen, Jung Shian Li

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One of the main technologies of cloud computing is virtualization. Virtualization allows Virtual Machines (VMs) to share physical resources simultaneously resulting in higher utilization of hardware resources and lower infrastructure costs. With the proliferation of VMs, the importance of virtual switches (vSwitches) comes to the forefront. The concept of network virtualization is connecting VMs using virtual switches. The virtual switches are responsible for the packet switching between VMs. A virtual switch can be designed and implemented by software or hardware. In this paper, the virtual environment we implement is a Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and we connect the VMs with Open vSwitch. The purpose with factorial design is effective to discern the impact and the extent of system workload on the performance of applications running on the VMs. We also measure and analyze the performance and overhead of different virtual switch deployment topologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509034383
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 16
Event2016 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2016 - Chiayi, Taiwan
Duration: 2016 Dec 152016 Dec 17

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2016


Other2016 International Computer Symposium, ICS 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications


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