A Fair Comparison of VM Placement Heuristics and a More Effective Solution

@article{Li2014AFC,
  title={A Fair Comparison of VM Placement Heuristics and a More Effective Solution},
  author={Xi Li and Anthony Ventresque and John Murphy and James Thorburn},
  journal={2014 IEEE 13th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing},
  year={2014},
  pages={35-42}
}
Data center optimization, mainly through virtual machine (VM) placement, has received considerable attention in the past years. A lot of heuristics have been proposed to give quick and reasonably good solutions to this problem. However it is difficult to compare them as they use different datasets, while the distribution of resources in the datasets has a big impact on the results. In this paper we propose the first benchmark for VM placement heuristics and we define a novel heuristic. Our… CONTINUE READING