University of Hildesheim
Energy efficiency has become an important managerial variable of IT management. Whereas cloud computing promises significantly higher levels of energy efficiency, it is still not known, if and to what extent outsourcing of software applications to cloud service providers affects the overall energy efficiency. This research is concerned with the allocation of cloud services from providers to customers and addresses the problem of energy-aware service allocation. The distributed nature of the problem, i.e., the multiple loci of control, entails the failure of centralized solutions.