Optimizing the placement of cloud data center in virtualized environment

Yassir Al-Karawi, Raad S. Alhumaima, Khalid Hussein Khudair, Abdulmunem Ahmed


In cloud mobile networks, precise assessment for the position of the virtualization powered cloud center would improve the capacity limit, latency and energy efficiency (EEf). This paper utilized the Monte Carlo oriented particle swarm optimization (PSO) and genetic algorithm (GA) to first, obtain the optimal number of virtual machines (VMs) that maximize the EEf of the mobile cloud center, second, optimize the position of the mobile data center. To fulfil such examination, a power evaluation framework is proposed to shape the power utilization of a virtualized server while hosting an amount of VMs. In addition, the total power consumption of the network is examined, including data center and radio units (RUs). This evaluation is based on linear modelling of the network parameters, such as resource blocks, number of VMs, transmitted and received powers, and overhead power consumption. Finally, the EEf is constrained to many quality of service (QoS) metrics, including number of resource blocks, total latency and minimum user's data rate.


cloud networks; heauristic algorithms; optimisation; placement; virtualisation;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v12i3.pp3276-3286

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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