Cloud Servers: Resource Optimization Using Different Energy Saving Techniques

Mohammad Hijji, Bilal Ahmad, Gulzar Alam, Ahmed Alwakeel, Mohammed Alwakeel, Lubna Abdulaziz Alharbi, Ahd Aljarf, Muhammad Umair Khan

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Currently, researchers are working to contribute to the emerging fields of cloud computing, edge computing, and distributed systems. The major area of interest is to examine and understand their performance. The major globally leading companies, such as Google, Amazon, ONLIVE, Giaki, and eBay, are truly concerned about the impact of energy consumption. These cloud computing companies use huge data centers, consisting of virtual computers that are positioned worldwide and necessitate exceptionally high-power costs to preserve. The increased requirement for energy consumption in IT firms has posed many challenges for cloud computing companies pertinent to power expenses. Energy utilization is reliant upon numerous aspects, for example, the service level agreement, techniques for choosing the virtual machine, the applied optimization strategies and policies, and kinds of workload. The present paper tries to provide an answer to challenges related to energy-saving through the assistance of both dynamic voltage and frequency scaling techniques for gaming data centers. Also, to evaluate both the dynamic voltage and frequency scaling techniques compared to non-power-aware and static threshold detection techniques. The findings will facilitate service suppliers in how to encounter the quality of service and experience limitations by fulfilling the service level agreements. For this purpose, the CloudSim platform is applied for the application of a situation in which game traces are employed as a workload for analyzing the procedure. The findings evidenced that an assortment of good quality techniques can benefit gaming servers to conserve energy expenditures and sustain the best quality of service for consumers located universally. The originality of this research presents a prospect to examine which procedure performs good (for example, dynamic, static, or non-power aware). The findings validate that less energy is utilized by applying a dynamic voltage and frequency method along with fewer service level agreement violations, and better quality of service and experience, in contrast with static threshold consolidation or non-power aware technique.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8384
Issue number21
Early online date1 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished online - 1 Nov 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We acknowledge the support of the University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

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© 2022 by the authors.


  • Physical Phenomena
  • Cloud Computing
  • virtual machines
  • cloud computing
  • Workload
  • data centers
  • distributed systems
  • energy saving


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