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A Proposed Approach for Efficient Energy Utilization in Cloud Data Center

by Akhil Goyal, Navdeep S. Chahal
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 115 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors: Akhil Goyal, Navdeep S. Chahal

Akhil Goyal, Navdeep S. Chahal . A Proposed Approach for Efficient Energy Utilization in Cloud Data Center. International Journal of Computer Applications. 115, 11 ( April 2015), 24-27. DOI=10.5120/20197-2439

@article{ 10.5120/20197-2439,
author = { Akhil Goyal, Navdeep S. Chahal },
title = { A Proposed Approach for Efficient Energy Utilization in Cloud Data Center },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { April 2015 },
volume = { 115 },
number = { 11 },
month = { April },
year = { 2015 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 24-27 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/20197-2439 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Cloud computing has transmuted the IT industry on the whole and made easy to access the resources from anywhere and at anytime. These resources can be accessed as a service rather than as a product. Clients pay for the service used as per their requirement. The huge demand of cloud computing has given rise to the creation of hefty amount of data centers. These data centers consist of different types of resources and each resource is bound to its own power consumption scenario. Besides a number of benefits; Cloud data centers also pose the problem of large amount of power consumption. Lots of techniques and methods have been developed to solve this issue out of which load balancing is one such technique. This paper discusses load balancing using a nature inspired algorithm known as Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm. A different nature inspired algorithm known as Firefly Algorithm (FA) is proposed to solve the above said issue.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


Cloud Computing load balancing Energy Consumption PSO Algorithm Firefly Algorithm Cloud Data center.