To build or not to build? Addressing the expansion strategies of cloud providers

Mohammad Wardat, Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Yaser Jararweh, Abdallah A. Khreishah

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Abstract

With the increasing popularity gained by cloud computing systems, cloud providers are facing rapidly increasing traffic loads, which requires them to have proper expansion strategies for their datacenters. Expanding the capacities of existing datacenters or building new ones requires many factors to be considered such as power resources availability, prices (of power, land, etc.), carbon tax, free cooling options, and renewable energy. In this paper, we address the problem of deciding the best expansion strategy for a given cloud provider by deciding whether it is beneficial for the cloud provider to build new datacenters or to simply expand the datacenters it currently has.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages477-482
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943586
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Aug 27 2014Aug 29 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2014

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, FiCloud 2014
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period8/27/148/29/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)

Keywords

  • carbon tax
  • cost minimization
  • datacenters
  • operation cost
  • optimization
  • profit maximization
  • renewable power

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