Two weeks ago, Luis Moura Silva and Javier Alonso were in Boston (USA) to assist in the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA07). They presented the paper “Using Virtualization to improve the Software Rejuvenation” (link: paper_ieee_nca_camera_ready.pdf ) written in collaboration with Prof. Luis Silva (Univ. Coimbra, Portugal) and Dr. Artur Andrzejak (ZIB, Germany). Furthermore, this paper was awarded the “Best paper award on Network Applications”. The paper presents an approach for software rejuvenation based on automated self-healing techniques that can be easily applied to off-the-shelf Application Servers and Internet sites. This self-healing scheme is meant to be the least disruptive as possible for running the service and results in zero downtime for most of the cases. In our scheme, we exploit the usage of virtualization to optimize the self-recovery actions. The results demonstrate that virtualization can be extremely helpful for software rejuvenation and fail-over in the occurrence of transient application failures and software aging. During the conference they have had the opportunity to meet different researchers and some potential collaboration can be opened in the short/middle term.
Jordi Torres 2017-08-09T13:04:56+00:00 July 27th, 2007|