Towards Energy Management in Cloud Federation: A Survey in the Perspective of Future Sustainable and Cost-Saving Strategies

TitleTowards Energy Management in Cloud Federation: A Survey in the Perspective of Future Sustainable and Cost-Saving Strategies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGiacobbe, M., A. Celesti, M. Fazio, M. Villari, and A. Puliafito
JournalComputer Networks
Pagination438-452
ISSN1389-1286
Other NumbersImpact Factor: 1.256
KeywordsEnergy Sustainability
Abstract

Nowadays, the increasing interest in Cloud computing is motivated by the possibility to promote a new economy of scale in different contexts. In addition, the emerging concept of Cloud federation allows providers to optimize the utilization of their resources establishing business partnerships. In this scenario, the massive exploitation of İCT solutions is increasing the energy consumption of providers, thus many researchers are currently investigating new energy management strategies. Nevertheless, balancing Quality of Service (QoS) with both energy sustainability and cost saving concepts is not trivial at all. The growing interest in this area has been highlighted by the increasing number of contributions that are appearing in literature. Currently, most of energy management strategies are specifically focused on independent Cloud providers, others are beginning to look at Cloud federation. In this paper, we present a survey that helps researchers to identify the future trends of energy management in Cloud federation. In particular, we select the major contributions dealing with energy sustainability and cost-saving strategies aimed at Cloud computing and federation and we present a taxonomy useful to analyse the current state-of-the-art. In the end, we highlight possible directions for future research efforts.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389128615002911
DOI10.1016/j.comnet.2015.08.031