Optimal Online Liveness Fault Detection for Multilayer Cloud Computing Systems

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Efficient online liveness fault detection is crucial to cloud systems. Most current online liveness fault detection techniques, such as system layer heartbeating, use a single unreliable detector to detect cloud system liveness. A single unreliable detector requires a certain amount of time to detect faults to avoid misjudgment, regardless of the type of fault detected. However, many faults can be detected by other detectors more quickly. Therefore, this article proposes an efficient online liveness fault detection mechanism for cloud systems that integrates existing detectors to quickly detect faults. We compared the fault detection efficiency of the proposed mechanism with those of counterpart mechanisms. According to the results, relative to system layer heartbeating without any auxiliary detection mechanism, our proposed mechanism had a 70.3 percent shorter fault detection time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3464-3477
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2022


  • Fault detection time
  • linear layer dependence
  • multilayer cloud system
  • online fault detection
  • transient fault


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