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Infrastructure federation through virtualized delegation of resources and services

DGSI: Adding interoperability to DCI meta schedulers
: Birkenheuer, G.; Brinkmann, A.; Högqvist, M.; Papaspyrou, A.; Schott, B.; Sommerfeld, D.; Ziegler, W.


Journal of grid computing 9 (2011), Nr.3, S.355-377
ISSN: 1570-7873
ISSN: 1572-9814
Fraunhofer SCAI ()
grid computing; cloud computing; resource management; negotiation; virtualization; middleware; SLA

Infrastructure federation is becoming an increasingly important issue for modern Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs): Dynamic elasticity of quasi-static Grid environments, incorporation of special-purpose resources into commoditized Cloud infrastructures, cross-community collaboration for increasingly diverging areas of modern e-Science, and Cloud Bursting pose major challenges on the technical level for many resource and middleware providers. Especially with respect to increasing costs of operating data centers, the intelligent yet automated and secure sharing of resources is a key factor for success. With the D-Grid Scheduler Interoperability (DGSI) project within the German D-Grid Initiative, we provide a strategic technology for the automatically negotiated, SLA-secured, dynam ically provisioned federation of resources and services for Grid-and Cloud-type infrastructures. This goal is achieved by complementing current DCI schedulers with the ability to federate infrastructure for the temporary leasing of resources and rechanneling of workloads. In this work, we describe the overall architecture and SLA-secured negotiation protocols within DGSI and depict an advanced mechanism for resource delegation through means of dynamically provisioned, virtualized middleware. Through this methodology, we provide the technological foundation for intelligent capacity planning and workload management in a cross-infrastructure fashion.