Combinatorial Auction-Based Dynamic VM Provisioning and Allocation in Clouds
Efficient Virtual Machine (VM) provisioning and allocation allows the cloud providers to effectively utilize their available resources and obtain higher profits. Existing combinatorial auction-based mechanisms assume that the VM instances are already provisioned, that is they assume static VM provisioning. A better solution would be to take into account the users' demand when provisioning VM instances. The authors design an auction-based mechanism for dynamic VM provisioning and allocation that takes into account the user demand for VMs when making VM provisioning decisions.