Automating cloud virtual machines allocation via machine learning

Ferdaous Kamoun-Abid, Hounaida Frikha, Amel Meddeb-Makhoulf, Faouzi Zarai


In the realm of healthcare applications leveraging cloud technology, ongoing progress is evident, yet current approaches are rigid and fail to adapt to the dynamic environment, particularly when network and virtual machine (VM) resources undergo modifications mid-execution. Health data is stored and processed in the cloud as virtual resources supported by numerous VMs, necessitating critical optimization of virtual node and data placement to enhance data application processing time. Network security poses a significant challenge in the cloud due to the dynamic nature of the topology, hindering traditional firewalls’ ability to inspect packet contents and leaving the network vulnerable to potential threats. To address this, we propose dividing the cloud topology into zones, each monitored by a controller to oversee individual VMs under firewall protection, a framework termed divided-cloud, aiming to minimize network congestion while strategically placing new VMs. Employing machine learning (ML) techniques, such as decision tree (DT) and linear discriminant analysis (LDA), we achieved improved accuracy rates for adding new controllers, reaching a maximum of 89%, and used the K-neighbours classifier method to determine optimal locations for new VMs, achieving an accuracy of 83%.


Controller; Divided-cloud; Firewall; KNN; LDA-decision tree; Machine learning; Virtual machine

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The Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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