Show simple item record Azeez, MA 2012-03-17T14:10:56Z 2012-03-17T14:10:56Z
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineeering for the MSc in Computer Science en_US
dc.description.abstract Fault tolerance, high availability, & scalability are essential prerequisites for any Enterprise application deployment. One of the major concerns of enterprise Application architects is avoiding single points of failure. There is a high cost associated with achieving high availability & scalability. We will look at an economical approach towards automatically scaling Web service applications whilemaintainingtheavailability&scalabilityguaranteesatanoptimumeconomicalcostThisapproach,involving the Amazon EC2 cloud computing infrastructure, makes it unnecessary to invest in safety- net capacity & unnecessary redundancy. The Web service application developer should only need to write the application once, and simply deploy it on the cloud. The scalability & availability guarantees should be provided automatically by the underlying infrastructure. Auto scaling refers to the behavior where the system scales up when the load increases & scales down when the load decreases. Auto-healing refers to an approach where a specified minimum deployment configuration is maintained even in the event of failures. Such an approach is essential for cloud deployments such as Amazon EC2 where the charge is based on the actual computing power consumed. Ideally, from the clients' point of view, in an auto scaling system, the response time should be constant and the overall throughput of the system should increase. We will describe in detail an economical approach towards building auto-scaling Apache Axis2 Web services on Amazon EC2. In the course of this article, we will introduce well-known address (WKA) based membership discovery for clustering deployments where multicast-based membership discovery is an impossibility. We will also introduce an approach towards dynamic load balancing, where the load balancer itself uses group communication & group membership mechanisms to discover the domains across which the load is distributed. In a traditional setup, a single load balancer fronts a group of application nodes. In such a scenario, the load balancer can be a single point of failure. Traditionally, techniques such as Linux HA have been used to overcome this. However, such traditional schemes have quite a bit of overhead and also require the backup system to be in close proximity to the primary system. In case of catastrophic situations, this approach can result in complete failure of the system. We will introduce an auto healing scheme in case of load balancer failure using Amazon Elastic fP addresses & a load balancer group, which can overcome these shortcomings. -
dc.format.extent viii, 69p. : ill. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject THESIS-Computer Science and Engineering
dc.subject WEB SERVICES
dc.title Autoscaling webservices on Amazon EC2
dc.type Thesis-Full-text
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US MSc en_US
dc.identifier.department Dept. of Computer Science and Engineeering en_US 2010-02
dc.identifier.accno 96421 en_US

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