Date Added: Jul 2012
The ACO algorithms belong to Swarm family of Intelligent Systems in Artificial Intelligence domain. They are natural choice for the task of data mining when the source can be logically partitioned. A cloud host data center is seen partitioned as such amongst the clouds. As clouds are deployed as per SLAs, the data spread across different clouds serves the service provider in furthering the scope for providing business services. Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) was inspired by the behavior of ants and has many successful applications in discrete optimization problems.