Argonne National Laboratory

Poncho: Enabling Smart Administration of Full Private Clouds

TitlePoncho: Enabling Smart Administration of Full Private Clouds
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDevoid, S, Desai, NL
Conference Name27th Large Installation System Administraction Conference
Conference LocationWashington, D.C.
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P5024-1013

Clouds establish a new division of responsibilities between platform operators and users than have traditionally existed in computing infrastructure. In private clouds, where all participants belong to the same organization, this creates new barriers to effective communication and resource usage. In this paper, we present poncho, a tool that implements APIs that enable communication between cloud operators and their users, for the purposes of minimizing impact of administrative operations and load shedding on highly-utilized private clouds.