Journal article

Holistic resource management for sustainable and reliable cloud computing: An innovative solution to global challenge

Sukhpal Singh Gill, Peter Garraghan, Vlado Stankovski, Giuliano Casale, Ruppa K Thulasiram, Soumya K Ghosh, Kotagiri Ramamohanarao, Rajkumar Buyya

Journal of Systems and Software | Elsevier Inc. | Published : 2019


Minimizing the energy consumption of servers within cloud computing systems is of upmost importance to cloud providers toward reducing operational costs and enhancing service sustainability by consolidating services onto fewer active servers. Moreover, providers must also provision high levels of availability and reliability, hence cloud services are frequently replicated across servers that subsequently increases server energy consumption and resource overhead. These two objectives can present a potential conflict within cloud resource management decision making that must balance between service consolidation and replication to minimize energy consumption whilst maximizing server availabili..

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Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This research work is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) -(EP/P031617/1), Melbourne-Chindia Cloud Computing (MC3) Research Network and Australian Research Council (DP160102414). We would like to thank the editor, area editor and anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions to help and improve our research paper. We would like to thank Dr. Yogesh Simmhan MSc Bangalore, India), Dr. Adel Nadjaran Toosi (Monash University, Australia), Shreshth Tuli (IIT Delhi, India), Amanpreet Singh (Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India), Manmeet Singh (Scientist at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India) and Damian Borowiec (Lancaster University, UK) for their valuable comments, useful suggestions and discussion to improve the quality of the paper.