Title: Energy aware clustered load balancing in cloud computing environment

Authors: K.R. Remesh Babu; Philip Samuel

Addresses: Department of Information Technology, Government Engineering College, Idukki, Painavu, India ' Division of Information Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India

Abstract: Cloud is a collection of datacentres with heterogeneous resources, which gives services to the users based on pay-as-you-use model. Even though it has several advantages such as availability, scalability, and reliability, some performance parameters like energy consumption, load balancing, response time, resource allocation time, etc., are not properly fine tuned. This paper proposes an energy aware clustered load balancing system in which, heterogeneous resources are clustered into different groups by using a partitioning-based clustering algorithm. The clustering reduces number of resources needs to be searched and hence minimizes the time required for resource discovery. An energy aware best-fit virtual machine (VM) allocation is used for reducing the power consumption. The process allocations to VMs are done based on best-fit allocation strategy for optimal space utilisation. The results show that proposed method reduces time for resource discovery, resource allocation and response time with power consumption.

Keywords: cloud computing; VM scheduling; best-fit algorithm; energy consumption; load balancing; resource allocation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2018.095428

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2018 Vol.19 No.2/3/4, pp.305 - 320

Received: 26 Nov 2016
Accepted: 01 Mar 2017

Published online: 04 Oct 2018 *

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