Metaheuristic approaches to virtual machine placement in cloud computing: a review

Dabiah Ahmed Alboaneen, Huaglory Tianfield, Yan Zhang

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    Virtual machine placement (VMP) is mapping virtual machines (VMs) to appropriate physical machines (PMs) to achieve satisfactory objectives such as minimised energy consumption or maximised performance. VMP is considered as a non-deterministic polynomial-time hard (NP-hard) problem. Metaheuristic techniques are able to find near-optimal solutions to NP-hard problems. This paper presents a review upon metaheuristic approaches to VMP in cloud computing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication15th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC), 2016
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509041527
    ISBN (Print)9781509041527
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2017


    • cloud computing
    • metaheuristic
    • virtual machine allocation
    • virtual machine placement


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