Network Monitoring in Federated Cloud Environment
With a growing number of infrastructure cloud services becoming available there are many benefits to interconnecting several cloud services. However, seamless cloud interoperability is the complex issue, especially when different cloud platforms are interconnected. One of the major aspects of federating clouds resources is network federation. Federated networks must deal not only with heterogeneous cloud platforms, but also with different virtualization technologies and the added complexity of multi-layer virtualization. In order to allow monitoring and analysis of the complex heterogeneous environment, there is a need to present a user with the full aggregated view of the federated network including cloud interconnect and with the match between different layers and platforms. In this paper we present a framework that uses Skydive tool for network monitoring and analysis in BEACON federated network environment.