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Table 9 Comparison of Compression based VM migration approaches

From: A critical survey of live virtual machine migration techniques

Approach Objective Technique Performance metrics Hypervisor /Simulator
Jin et al. [102]-2009 MECOM Adaptive zero-aware compression algorithm Reduce total migration time, downtime and total transferred data on average by 32%, 27.1%, 68.8% respectively Xen3.1.0
Hacking and Hudzia [104]-2009 Transparent migration of large scale applications VM to use using delta compression algorithm for memory transfer as well as the introduction of an adaptive warm up phase Increased data transfer performance and reduced service downtime KVM
Svärd et al. [36]-2011 Optimizing the network bandwidth utilization Delta compression techniques Performance is improved by reducing the page dirty rate or through increased network throughput QEMU/ KVM 0.11.5
Svärd et al. [105]-2011 Optimize total migration time and service downtime through improved network performance Transfer the delta compressed pages with weight based priority Reduces total downtime, migration time and increase migration throughput KVM 0.13.0
Sahni and Varma [106]-2012 Reduce the number of network page faults Present a hybrid approach Minimize transferred data and total migration time KVM/QEMU
Hu et al. [28]-2013 Improving the VM memory transfer rate Hybrid memory copy and delta compression mechanism Increase downtime from 3s to 3.8s w.r.t. pre-copy and decrease total migration time from 235s to 95s w.r.t. pre-copy for ERP system Xen 3.4.4
Jin et al. [103]-2014 MECOM: Live migration of VM by adaptively compressing memory pages Adaptive zero-aware compression algorithm Reduce transfer data, total migration time, and downtime reduce total migration time, downtime and total transferred data on average by 32%, 27.1%, 68.8% respectively Xen 3.1.0