Migration Energy-Aware Workload Consolidation in Enterprise Clouds

Consolidation through live VM migrations is a promising approach to improve server utilization. The authors' research finds that energy impact of migration can offset over 12% of the energy saved through energy conscious workload packing. To address this limitation of the current state of research, in this paper they devise new schemes to pack applications that targets a joint optimization of energy and performance overhead of VM migrations. Additionally, they develop a statistical workload modeling technique for simulating consolidation problem in enterprise cloud contexts. Their experiments with statistically generated synthetic trace and Google's production trace demonstrate that their schemes can improve energy savings up to 23% compared to state of the art power-aware workload consolidation strategy

Provided by: Georgia Institute of Technology Topic: Cloud Date Added: Oct 2012 Format: PDF

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