An Energy-Aware Brokering Algorithm To Improve Sustainability In Community Cloud

TitleAn Energy-Aware Brokering Algorithm To Improve Sustainability In Community Cloud
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2017
AuthorsGiacobbe, M., M. Scarpa, R. Di Pietro, and A. Puliafito
Conference NameAccepted for SMARTGREENS - 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
Date Published04/2017
PublisherInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC)
Conference LocationPorto, Portugal
Keywordscloud computing, Community Cloud, Energy-aware Brokering, Green Cloud, Low Carbon, Resource allocation, Sustainability, Virtualization

Cloud computing is a paradigm for large scale distributed infrastructures, platforms or software services which represents a hot topic in Information Technology (IT) recently in both industrial and academic areas. Its use is motivated by the possibility to promote a new economy of scale in different contexts. Along with the well-known public, private and hybrid Cloud models, the Community Cloud is an emerging concept based on a deployment model in which a Cloud infrastructure allows a specific community of consumers to share interests, goals and responsibilities. It can be owned and managed by the community, by a third party, or a combination of them. In such scenario, new low-carbon strategies at Cloud sites are necessary to allow those latter to reduce the consumption in presence of a massive exploitation of IT services. Therefore, balancing performances with both sustainability and cost saving concepts is a challenge. In this paper, we present a low carbon strategy designed to make the best choice in resources allocation, based on sustainability, availability and costs. The proposed energy-aware Brokering Algorithm (eBA) allows to push down carbon dioxide emissions through the Community Cloud ecosystem, by running instances at the most convenient sites.