Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
The cloud relies upon multi-DataCenter (multi-DC) infrastructures distributed along the world, where people and enterprises pay for resources to offer their web-services to worldwide clients. Intelligent management is required to automate and manage these infrastructures, as the amount of resources and data to manage exceeds the capacities of human operators. Also, it must take into account the cost of running the resources (energy) and the quality of service towards web-services and clients. (De-)consolidation and priming proximity to clients become two main strategies to allocate resources and properly place these web-services in the multi-DC network.