Cloud computing resource allocation taxonomies
by Fabio López-Pires; Benjamín Barán
International Journal of Cloud Computing (IJCC), Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017

Abstract: Cloud computing datacentres dynamically provide millions of virtual machines in actual cloud computing markets. Several challenging problems have to be addressed towards an efficient resource management of these cloud-computing infrastructures. In the context of resource allocation, virtual machine placement (VMP) is one of the most studied problems with several possible formulations and a large number of existing optimisation criteria, considering solutions with high economical and ecological impact. Based on systematic reviews of the VMP literature, this work presents novel taxonomies in order to: 1) understand different possible environments where a VMP problem could be studied from both provider and broker perspectives in different deployment architectures; 2) identify existing approaches for the formulation and resolution of the VMP as an optimisation problem; 3) present a detailed view of the VMP problem, identifying research opportunities to further advance in this area.

Online publication date: Thu, 07-Sep-2017

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