Authors: Michael Brock; Andrzej Goscinski
Addresses: School of Information Technology, Deakin University, 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Victoria, 3216, Australia ' School of Information Technology, Deakin University, 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Victoria, 3216, Australia
Abstract: Recently, fields with substantial computing requirements have turned to cloud computing for economical, scalable, and on-demand provisioning of required execution environments. However, current cloud offerings focus on providing individual servers while tasks such as application distribution and data preparation are left to cloud users. This article presents a new form of cloud called HPC Hybrid Deakin (H2D) cloud; an experimental hybrid cloud capable of utilising both local and remote computational services for large embarrassingly parallel applications. As well as supporting execution, H2D also provides a new service, called DataVault, that provides transparent data management services so all cloud-hosted clusters have required datasets before commencing execution.
Keywords: hybrid cloud computing; data management; compression; application distribution; multi-cloud application execution.
International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2014 Vol.3 No.4, pp.354 - 378
Received: 26 Dec 2012
Accepted: 10 Oct 2013
Published online: 14 Jan 2015 *