Economic Impact of Resource Optimisation in Cloud Environment Using Different Virtual Machine Allocation Policies

Bilal Ahmad, Zaib Maroof, Sally McClean, Darryl Charles, Gerard Parr

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Exceptional level of research work has been carried in the field of cloud and distributed systems for understanding their performance and reliability. Simulators are becoming popular for designing and testing different types of quality of service (QoS) matrices e.g. energy, virtualisation, and networking. A large amount of resource is wasted when servers are sitting idle which puts a negative impact on the financial aspects of companies. A popular approach used to overcome this problem is turning them ON/OFF. However, it takes time when they are turned ON affecting different matrices of QoS like energy consumption, latency, consumption and cost. In this paper, we present different energy models and their comparison with each other based on workloads for efficient server management. We introduce a different type of energy saving techniques (DVFs, IQRMC) which help toward an improvement in service. Different energy models are used with the same configuration and possible solutions are proposed for big data centres that are placed globally by large companies like Amazon, Giaki, Onlive, and Google.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies in Computing - 2nd International Conference, iCETiC 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMahdi H. Miraz, Maaruf Ali, Safeeullah Soomro, Andrew Ware, Peter S. Excell
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030239428
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Computing, iCETiC 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Aug 201920 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference2nd International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Computing, iCETiC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Cloud computing
  • Economic impact
  • Energy optimisation
  • Green computing
  • Resource optimisation
  • Service quality
  • Virtualisation

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