A Deduplication-Enabled P2P Protocol for VM Image Distribution

Choonhwa LEE  Sungho KIM  Eunsam KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.5   pp.1108-1111
Publication Date: 2015/05/01
Publicized: 2015/02/19
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014EDL8180
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Network
virtual machine,  provisioning,  image similarity,  peer-to-peer,  deduplication,  

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This paper presents a novel peer-to-peer protocol to efficiently distribute virtual machine images in a datacenter. A primary idea of it is to improve the performance of peer-to-peer content delivery by employing deduplication to take advantage of similarity both among and within VM images in cloud datacenters. The efficacy of the proposed scheme is validated through an evaluation that demonstrates substantial performance gains.