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Virtual machine consolidation in cloud data centers using ACO metaheuristic

MH Ferdaus, M Murshed, RN Calheiros, R Buyya, F Silva (ed.), I Dutra (ed.), VS Costa (ed.)

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Springer Verlag | Published : 2014


In this paper, we propose the AVVMC VM consolidation scheme that focuses on balanced resource utilization of servers across different computing resources (CPU, memory, and network I/O) with the goal of minimizing power consumption and resource wastage. Since the VM consolidation problem is strictly NP-hard and computationally infeasible for large data centers, we propose adaptation and integration of the Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) metaheuristic with balanced usage of computing resources based on vector algebra. Our simulation results show that AVVMC outperforms existing methods and achieves improvement in both energy consumption and resource wastage reduction. © 2014 Springer Internationa..

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