Provisioning and Resource Allocation for Green Clouds
The aim of Green Cloud Computing is to achieve a balance between the resource consumption and quality of service. In order to achieve this objective and to maintain the flexibility of the cloud, dynamic provisioning and allocation strategies are needed to regulate the internal settings of the cloud to address oscillatory peaks of workload. In this paper, the authors propose strategies to optimize the use of the cloud resources without decreasing the availability. This work introduces two hybrid strategies based on a distributed system management model, describes the base strategies, operation principles, tests, and presents the results. They combine existing strategies to search their benefits.