Date Added: Mar 2012
In cloud computing, systems require a hardware inventory that is often prohibitive in terms of cost and manpower involved in its installation and configuration. In addition, physical servers in general are highly underutilized and remain powered on 24 by 7 regardless of the extent of their utilization. This is highly inefficient given on average servers are underutilized and use only 10% of the overall resources of the server. This goal of this paper is to create cloud systems that are "Leaner" or more efficient in terms of their use of resources in terms of time and the quantity used.