IEEE Kingston Section is proud to sponsor the following Distinguished Speaker Seminar:
HIGH AVAILABILITY-AWARE DIGEST FOR APPLICATIONS DEPLOYMENT IN THE CLOUD
Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015.
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Walter Light Hall, Room 302, Queen’s University. 19 Union Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6.
Speaker: Dr. Abdallah Shami, Western University, London, Ontario
Abstract: Cloud computing is continuously growing as a business model for hosting information and communication technology applications. Although on-demand resource consumption and faster deployment time make this model appealing for the enterprise, other concerns arise regarding the quality of service offered by the cloud. One major concern is the high availability of applications hosted in the cloud. This talk will discuss the tremendous effect that the placement strategy for virtual machines hosting applications has on the high availability of the services provided by these applications. In addition, a novel scheduling technique (CHASE) that takes into consideration the interdependencies between applications components and other constraints such as communication delay tolerance and resource utilization will be presented. Furthermore, this talk will present the advantages and shortcomings of CHASE compared to an optimal solution, OpenStack Nova scheduler, high availability-agnostic, and redundancy-agnostic schedulers.
Speaker Bio: Abdallah Shami received the B.E. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon in 1997, and the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, New York, NY 2003. Since July 2004, he has been with Western University, Canada where he is currently Professor and Associate-Chair (Graduate) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research interests are in the area of network optimization, cloud computing, and wireless networks.
This seminar is open to the general public with free admission and refreshments served afterwards.