Date Added: Nov 2012
Cloud based datacenters provide on demand services and resources, both transparently and cost effectively. These services and applications are typically hosted and run on the servers located in interconnected datacenters. The task or application request from users can be called as a Virtual Network (VN) request. How to efficiently accommodate VN requests by mapping them onto the substrate network is a challenging problem. Current research only considers static VN requests, where the VN request and the demand for resources is fixed and does not change over time. However, most of the application requests submitted to datacenters present dynamic changing characteristics.