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Heterogeneous Workload Consolidation for Efficient Management of Data Centers in Cloud Computing

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 50 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2012
Deep Mann
Inderveer Chana

Deep Mann and Inderveer Chana. Article: Heterogeneous Workload Consolidation for Efficient Management of Data Centers in Cloud Computing. International Journal of Computer Applications 50(10):13-17, July 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Deep Mann and Inderveer Chana},
	title = {Article: Heterogeneous Workload Consolidation for Efficient Management of Data Centers in Cloud Computing},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {50},
	number = {10},
	pages = {13-17},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


Cloud computing is a recent innovation, which provides various services on a usage based payment model. The rapid expansion in data centers has triggered the dramatic increase in energy used, operational cost and its effect on the environment in terms of carbon footprints. To reduce power consumption, it is necessary to consolidate the hosting workloads. In this paper, we present a Single Threshold technique for efficient consolidation of heterogeneous workloads. Our technique focuses on the energy consumption of the data center due to the heterogeneity of the workloads and also gives information about the SLA violations. The experimental results demonstrate that our technique is efficient for the data centers to consolidate the heterogeneous workloads.


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