Data Centers

Optimizing Cloud Providers Revenues Via Energy Efficient Server Allocation

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Executive Summary

Cloud providers, like Amazon, offer their data centers' computational and storage capacities for lease to paying customers. High electricity consumption, not only reflects on the data center's carbon footprint but also increases the costs of running the data center itself. The authors examine the problem of managing a server farm in a way that attempts to maximize the net revenue earned by a Cloud provider renting servers to customers according to a typical Platform-as-a-Service model. As a solution allocation policies which are based on the dynamic powering servers on and off are introduced and evaluated.

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