Milan and his team are work on making Cloud storage more sustainable. A data driven society relies on Cloud Computing services to insure that the flow of data remains accessible at all times. Although Cloud Computing is an abstract concept, it is implemented using data centres as a backbone to store, structure and retrieve data. Data Centres are large facilities with a substantial economic and ecological footprint. Designing methods to exploit them as efficiently as possible is a central challenge for such structures to be sustainable.
Among the various approaches to increase the energy efficiency of Cloud systems, ‘workload consolidation’ has proved to be an efficient tool to reduce resource wastage in Data Centres. Consolidation technologies are a cost effective way to share resources amongst Cloud users.
Milan’s work leverages formal methods to model, optimise and analyse a variety of consolidation problems relevant to sustainable decision making for Cloud Computing structures.