An energy-Aware brokering algorithm to improve sustainability in community cloud

TitleAn energy-Aware brokering algorithm to improve sustainability in community cloud
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGiacobbe, M., M. Scarpa, R. DI PIETRO, and A. Puliafito
Conference NameSMARTGREENS 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
Conference LocationSetúbal
ISBN Number9789897582417} pages = {166–173
Keywordscloud computing, Community Cloud, Computer Networks and Communications, Energy-aware Brokering, Green Cloud, Information systems, 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. © 2017 by SCITEPRESS Science and Technology Publications, Lda. All Rights Reserved.