Virtual Machines (VMs) live migration is one of the important approaches to improve resource utilisation and support energy efficiency in Clouds. However, VMs live migration leads to performance loss and additional costs due to increased migration time and energy overhead. This paper introduces a Performance and Energybased Cost Prediction Framework to estimate the total cost of VMs live migration by considering the resource usage and power consumption, while maintaining the expected level of performance. A series of experiments conducted on a Cloud testbed show that this framework is capable of predicting the workload, power consumption and total cost for heterogeneous VMs before and after live migration, with the possibility of recovering the migration cost e.g. 28.48% for the predicted cost recovery of the VM.
This paper was presented at ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2018.
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