[libvirt-users] Snooze energy-efficient cloud manager is available as open-source!

Eugen Feller eugen.feller at inria.fr
Wed May 2 11:56:38 UTC 2012

Dear all,

herewith we proudly announce the first public release of Snooze.

Snooze is an open-source scalable, autonomic, and energy-efficient 
virtual machine (VM) management framework for private clouds based on 
libvirt. Similarly to other VM management frameworks such as Nimbus, 
OpenNebula, Eucalyptus, and OpenStack it allows to build compute 
infrastructures from virtualized resources. Particularly, once installed 
and configured users can submit and control the life-cycle of a large 
number of VMs. However, contrary to existing frameworks for scalability 
and fault tolerance, Snooze employs a self-organizing and healing 
hierarchical architecture. Moreover, it performs distributed VM 
management and is designed to be energy efficient. Therefore, it 
implements features to monitor and estimate VM resource (CPU, memory, 
network Rx, network Tx) demands, detect and resolve overload/underload 
situations, perform dynamic VM consolidation through live migration, and 
finally power management to save energy. Last but not least, it 
integrates a generic scheduler which allows to implement any VM 
placement algorithms. The system can be either used to manage production 
data centers or as an experimental testbed for advanced (i.e. requiring 
live migration support) VM placement algorithms.

Please see our website "http://snooze.inria.fr" for more information.

We are looking forward for your feedback and contributions!

Best regards,

Eugen Feller
PhD student, University of Rennes I
INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique - MYRIADS project
Tel: +33 (0) 2 99 84 72 68
Web: http://www.irisa.fr/myriads/members/efeller

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