Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Much effort in the current literature has been put towards methods and implementations to solve Resource Consolidation Management (RCM) problems in the cloud setting. A vast number of proposed solutions appear to be designed for different variants of the RCM problem. This makes the comparison of approaches challenging. The authors propose a new framework that facilitates mapping RCM solutions to their RCM problem definitions. Their framework allows a solution to be assigned to its RCM problem definition by means of answering a set of questions specific to RCM problems.