Evaluating traffic redirection mechanisms for high availability servers

Elias Konidis, Panagiotis Kokkinos, Emmanouel Varvarigos

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Abstract

The availability of cloud applications and their respective server high availability is affected by inefficient load balancing configurations, denial of service attacks (DoS), link failures, power outages etc. As these issues may never disappear, traffic redirection from the affected server to a backup one is an important procedure followed for restoring the provided service. In this work, we initially evaluate a reverse proxy serverbased scheme for traffic redirection, using High Availability proxy server(HAproxy) and also we develop a Software Defined Network (SDN)-based solution. We compare the proxy server-based and the SDN-based schemes, exhibiting how each can be used to mitigate downtime in case of a failure, providing high availability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps) - Proceedings
EditorsPeriklis Chatzimisios, Elhadj Benkhelifa, Constandinos Mavromoustakis, Houbing Song, Peng Li, Deze Zeng
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1318-1322
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509024827, 9781509024810
ISBN (Print)9781509024834
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications 2016 - Washington, United States of America
Duration: 4 Dec 20168 Dec 2016
Conference number: 5th
https://web.archive.org/web/20160605134255/http://www.ieee-ccsna.org/ccsna_gc16/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications 2016
Abbreviated titleCCSNA 2016
CountryUnited States of America
CityWashington
Period4/12/168/12/16
OtherHeld as part of IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops 2016
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Keywords

  • High availability
  • Openflow
  • Reverse proxy server
  • Software Defined Network

Cite this

Konidis, E., Kokkinos, P., & Varvarigos, E. (2016). Evaluating traffic redirection mechanisms for high availability servers. In P. Chatzimisios, E. Benkhelifa, C. Mavromoustakis, H. Song, P. Li, & D. Zeng (Eds.), 2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps) - Proceedings (pp. 1318-1322). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOMW.2016.7848898