Minimal Cost Server Configuration for Meeting Time-Varying Resource Demands in Cloud Centers
Minimal Cost Server Configuration for Meeting Time-Varying Resource Demands in Cloud Centers In recent years, the number of cloud infrastructure, platforms and service providers (such as Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, etc.) has been increasing rapidly. Many users or companies have moved or planned to move their applications to cloud centers due to cost-effectiveness, maintenance-free concerns, and other benefits. Minimizing costs and optimizing performance are two ongoing battles for a cloud provider. In this work, we focus on cost minimization with guarantees of resource demand.
Platform : cloud computing
We have addressed the minimal cost server configuration over multiple time slots to meet resource demands. There are a few heterogeneous servers. Each server is specified by a cost, certain amounts of multiple resources and an active interval. We try to find a server setup to meet the resource requirements while at the same time minimizing the total cost. This problem is proven to be NP-hard.