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