Title: Minimising power utilisation in cloud data centres using optimised virtual machine migration and rack consolidation
Authors: I.G. Hemanandhini; R. Pavithra; P. Sugantha Priyadharshini
Addresses: Department of CSE, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of CSE, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of CSE, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract: Cloud computing is a disruptive technology used to maintain computational assets on large data centres along with the internet. The cloud delivers on-demand applications and computing resources to its users. The cloud data centre has the ability to host various computing applications which executes from few seconds to hours. As the usage of cloud resources continues to become more and more advanced, the need for data centres grows faster. These cloud data centres use huge volumes of electricity which contributes to environmental drawbacks like carbon emission and global warming. Because the computers deployed in the data centres are working hard non-stop, they get extremely hot. Several cooling systems should be deployed to minimise the heat generated from the data centres and this also increase the maintenance cost. Here, the problem of high power usage in the data centres is addressed by virtual machine migration and consolidation techniques.
Keywords: cloud computing; scheduling; virtualisation; cloud computing; virtual machine; physical machine; virtual machine migration; VM consolidation.
International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2023 Vol.12 No.2/3/4, pp.118 - 133
Received: 24 Feb 2020
Accepted: 22 Apr 2020
Published online: 14 May 2023 *