2013 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Cloud Computing (2013)
Santa Clara, CA USA
June 28, 2013 to July 3, 2013
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/CLOUD.2013.4
Server consolidation is an important problem in any enterprise, where capital allocators (CAs) must approve any cost saving plans involving the acquisition or allocation of new assets and the decommissioning of inefficient assets. Our paper describes iVMp an interactive VM placement algorithm, that allows CAs to become 'agile' capital allocators that can interactively propose and update constraints and preferences as placements are recommended by the system. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time that this interactive VM placement recommendation problem has been addressed in the academic literature. Our results show that the proposed algorithm finds near optimal solutions in a highly efficient manner.
Interactive VM Placement; Server Consolidation; Capital Allocation,
X. Li, A. Ventresque, N. Stokes, J. Thorburn and J. Murphy, "iVMp: An Interactive VM Placement Algorithm for Agile Capital Allocation," 2013 IEEE 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), Santa Clara, CA, USA, 2013, pp. 950-951.