Migrating a digital library to a private cloud

Jian Wu, Pradeep Teregowda, Kyle Williams, Madian Khabsa, Douglas Jordan, Eric Treece, Zhaohui Wu, C. Lee Giles

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Abstract

A private cloud deployment of an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clusteris a cost effective solution to many small and intermediate digital libraries and maybe companies. As a working online digital library search engine, the physical infrastructure of CiteSeerX represents many of the clusters for a typical digital library in terms of size and functionalities. CiteSeerX used to run on a cluster consisting of eighteen loosely coupled physical machines. In this work we share the experiences and lessons learned through migrating CiteSeerX into a private cloud environment using virtualization technique. We also discuss alternative solutions including a public cloud deployment using Amazon EC2 and EBS services. We found that the private cloud via virtualization is a better model for a digital library system like CiteSeerX. We also report system status, activities and proposed variations after the new system has been running for over half a year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages97-106
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781479937660
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2014
Event2nd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2014 - Boston, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2014Mar 14 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2014

Other

Other2nd IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering, IC2E 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period3/10/143/14/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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