Dynamic Consolidation of Virtual Machines in Cloud Datacenters

Han-Peng JIANG  Ming-Lung WENG  Wei-Mei CHEN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E97-D   No.7   pp.1727-1730
Publication Date: 2014/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E97.D.1727
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Cloud and Services Computing)
cloud computing,  virtual machine,  consolidation,  SLA,  datacenter management,  

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Now that the subject of green computing is receiving a lot of attention, the energy consumption of datacenters has emerged as a significant issue. Consolidation of Virtual Machines (VMs) reduces the energy consumption since VM live migration not only optimizes VM placement, but also switches idle nodes to sleep mode. However, VM migration may negatively impact the performance of the system and lead to violations in SLA (Service Level Agreement) requirements between end users and cloud providers. In this study, we propose a VM consolidation mechanism that reduces the energy consumption of datacenters, eliminates unnecessary migrations, and minimizes the SLA violations. Compared to previous studies, the proposed policy shows a reduction of 2% to 3% in energy consumption, 13% to 41% in VM migration frequency, and 15% to 50% in SLA violations.