Energy-aware load balancing in distributed data centers
This paper summarizes the dissertation ”Energy-aware load balancing in distributed data centers”, which proposed two new algorithms for minimizing energy consumption in cloud data centers. Both algorithms consider hierarchical data center network topologies and requests for the allocation of groups of virtual machines (VMs). The Topology-aware Virtual Machine Placement (TAVMP) algorithm deals with the placement of virtual machines in a single data center. It reduces the blocking of requests and yet maintains acceptable levels of energy consumption. The Topology-aware Virtual Machine Selection (TAVMS) algorithm chooses sets of VM groups for migration between different data centers. Its employment leads to relevant overall energy savings.
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