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 NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS 2017)
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.