Disaster recovery by migrating IaaS to a remote data center

A user of a service provided by a cloud system moves to a remote location (e.g., due to a business trip).

Research question.  Can we migrate the entire “IaaS” platform to remote data centers for business continuity (e.g. in case of disasters)?

  • IaaS = a cluster of VMs, including IaaS management nodes
  • Each IaaS is constructed by IaaS software (e.g., CloudStack, OpenStack)

By introducing “HaaS (Hardware as a Service)” layer,  physical resources are abstracted:

  • IaaS can be migrated to a differently configured data center
  • Abstraction is supported by OpenFlow and nested VM


Read more on this use case in Deliverable D2.1