Self-managing federated services

Francisco Matias Cuenca-Acuna, Thu D. Nguyen

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9 Scopus citations


We consider the problem of deploying and managing federated services that run on federated systems spanning multiple collaborative organizations. In particular, we present a peer-to-peer framework targeted to the construction of self-managing services that automatically adjust the number of service components and their placements in response to changes in the system or client loads. Our framework is completely decentralized, depending only on a modest amount of loosely synchronized global state. More specifically, our framework is comprised of a set of per-node monitoring agents and per-service-component management agents that periodically exchange information about the state of the system and of the service with each other using a gossiping protocol. Each management agent then periodically searches for configurations that are better than the current one according to an application model and explicit performance and availability targets. On finding a better configuration, an agent will enact the new configuration after a random delay to avoid possible collisions. We evaluate our framework by studying a prototype UDDI service. We show that while agents act autonomously, the service rapidly reaches a stable and appropriate configuration in response to system dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, SRDS 2004
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2004
Event23rd IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, SRDS 2004 - Florianopolis, Brazil
Duration: Oct 18 2004Oct 20 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems


Other23rd IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, SRDS 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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