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ContAv: a Tool to Assess Availability of Container-Based Systems

Abstract : The momentum gained by the microservice-oriented architecture is fostering the diffusion of operating system containers. Existing studies mainly focus on the performance of con-tainerized services to demonstrate their low resource footprints. However, availability analysis of densely deployed container-based solutions is less visited due to difficulties in collecting failure artifacts. This is especially true when the containers are combined with virtual machines to achieve a higher security level. Inspired by Google's Kubernetes architecture, in this paper, we propose ContAv, an open-source distributed statistical model checker to assess availability of systems built on containers and virtual machines. The availability analysis is based on novel state-space and non-state-space models designed by us and that are automatically built and customized by the tool. By means of a graphical interface, ContAv allows domain experts to easily parameterize the system, to compare different configurations and to perform sensitivity analysis. Moreover, through a simple Java API, system architects can design and characterize the system behavior with a failure response and migration service.
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Stefano Sebastio, Rahul Ghosh, Avantika Gupta, Tridib Mukherjee. ContAv: a Tool to Assess Availability of Container-Based Systems. SOCA 2018 - 11th IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing and Applications, Nov 2018, Paris, France. pp.1-8. ⟨hal-01954455⟩



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