Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
Existing data centers are each individually owned and operated by a single entity. This situation creates an excessive financial burden upon each entity through the need to overprovision for hardware. While this state of affairs enables a secure and an efficient maintenance scheme for the data center, the financial drawbacks are perhaps excessive. To address the concern, the authors propose the idea of a cooperative virtual data center among multiple entities that is founded on the principal of fair resource sharing amongst the entities.