Cost Optimization for Time-Bounded Request Scheduling in Geo-Distributed Datacenters

  • Xiaohui Wei
  • Lanxin Li
  • Xingwang Wang
  • Yuanyuan Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10603)


To cope with the growing service requests, a large number of cloud services are deployed in geographically distributed datacenters for better performance. Currently, how to optimize the monetary expenditure spent on VM (Virtual Machine) rental has been widely concerned. Especially, the diversities of the rental prices and service capabilities in geo-distributed regions make the problem more complicated. In this paper, the time restriction of requests and load balance are both taken into account when optimizing the VM rental cost. A two-layer geo-distributed request scheduling algorithm is presented respectively for internal and external datacenters to reduce the VM rental cost. To provide datacenter-level load balance and SLA (Service-Level Agreement) assurance, the proposed algorithm not only considers new arrival requests, but also re-dispatches requests being served to other datacenters. Finally, our work is evaluated and compared with the previous scheduling algorithms in small and large scale. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.



This work is supported by the National key research and development program of China (Grant No.2016YFB0201503, No.2016YFB0701101), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Grants No.61602205, No.51627805, No.61170004), Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education (20130061110052), Major Special Research Project of Science and Technology Department of Jilin Province (20160203008GX), Key Science and Technology Research Project of Science and Technology Department of Jilin Province (20140204013GX). Jilin Scientific and Technological Development Program (20170520066JH), Graduate Innovation Fund of Jilin University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaohui Wei
    • 1
  • Lanxin Li
    • 1
  • Xingwang Wang
    • 1
  • Yuanyuan Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyJilin UniversityChangchunChina

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