Energy-Aware Virtual Data Center Embedding

Xiao Ma, Zhongbao Zhang, Sen Su, Journal of Information Processing Systems Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 460-477, Apr. 2020  

Keywords: Energy-Aware, Particle Swarm Optimization, Virtual Data Center Embedding, Virtual Link, Virtual Node


As one of the most significant challenges in the virtual data center, the virtual data center embedding has attracted extensive attention from researchers. The existing research works mainly focus on how to design algorithms to increase operating revenue. However, they ignore the energy consumption issue of the physical data center in virtual data center embedding. In this paper, we focus on studying the energy-aware virtual data center embedding problem. Specifically, we first propose an energy consumption model. It includes the energy consumption models of the virtual machine node and the virtual switch node, aiming to quantitatively measure the energy consumption in virtual data center embedding. Based on such a model, we propose two algorithms regarding virtual data center embedding: one is heuristic, and the other is based on particle swarm optimization. The second algorithm provides a better solution to virtual data center embedding by leveraging the evolution process of particle swarm optimization. Finally, experiment results show that our proposed algorithms can effectively save energy while guaranteeing the embedding success rate.

Cite this article
[APA Style]
Ma, X., Zhang, Z., & Su, S. (2020). Energy-Aware Virtual Data Center Embedding. Journal of Information Processing Systems, 16(2), 460-477. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.02.0112.

[IEEE Style]
X. Ma, Z. Zhang, S. Su, "Energy-Aware Virtual Data Center Embedding," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 460-477, 2020. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.02.0112.

[ACM Style]
Xiao Ma, Zhongbao Zhang, and Sen Su. 2020. Energy-Aware Virtual Data Center Embedding. Journal of Information Processing Systems, 16, 2, (2020), 460-477. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.02.0112.