Virtual Machine Placement via Bin Packing in Cloud Data Centers
AbstractWith the increasing size of cloud data centers, the number of users and virtual machines (VMs) increases rapidly. The requests of users are entertained by VMs residing on physical servers. The dramatic growth of internet services results in unbalanced network resources. Resource management is an important factor for the performance of a cloud. Various techniques are used to manage the resources of a cloud efficiently. VM-consolidation is an intelligent and efficient strategy to balance the load of cloud data centers. VM-placement is an important subproblem of the VM-consolidation problem that needs to be resolved. The basic objective of VM-placement is to minimize the utilization rate of physical machines (PMs). VM-placement is used to save energy and cost. An enhanced levy-based particle swarm optimization algorithm with variable sized bin packing (PSOLBP) is proposed for solving the VM-placement problem. Moreover, the best-fit strategy is also used with the variable sized bin packing problem (VSBPP). Simulations are done to authenticate the adaptivity of the proposed algorithm. Three algorithms are implemented in Matlab. The given algorithm is compared with simple particle swarm optimization (PSO) and a hybrid of levy flight and particle swarm optimization (LFPSO). The proposed algorithm efficiently minimized the number of running PMs. VM-consolidation is an NP-hard problem, however, the proposed algorithm outperformed the other two algorithms. View Full-Text
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Fatima, A.; Javaid, N.; Sultana, T.; Hussain, W.; Bilal, M.; Shabbir, S.; Asim, Y.; Akbar, M.; Ilahi, M. Virtual Machine Placement via Bin Packing in Cloud Data Centers. Electronics 2018, 7, 389.
Fatima A, Javaid N, Sultana T, Hussain W, Bilal M, Shabbir S, Asim Y, Akbar M, Ilahi M. Virtual Machine Placement via Bin Packing in Cloud Data Centers. Electronics. 2018; 7(12):389.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fatima, Aisha; Javaid, Nadeem; Sultana, Tanzeela; Hussain, Waqar; Bilal, Muhammad; Shabbir, Shaista; Asim, Yousra; Akbar, Mariam; Ilahi, Manzoor. 2018. "Virtual Machine Placement via Bin Packing in Cloud Data Centers." Electronics 7, no. 12: 389.
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