Yahoo has awarded a grant to Mitek Analytics LLC to work on Big Data analytics for data centers performance optimization. As the grant PI, Dr. Dimitry Gorinevsky will leverage his work as Consulting Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and lead the project that is a close collaboration with Yahoo Labs. The project will optimize data center costs by re-balancing Virtual Machine and hardware allocations based on current and forecasted resource utilization. The eventual goal of the project is to commit the new analytics to the OpenStack code base.