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Green cloud framework for improving carbon efficiency of clouds


Garg, SK and Yeo, CS and Buyya, R, Green cloud framework for improving carbon efficiency of clouds, Lecture Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 6852: Euro-Par 2011 Parallel Processing, 29 August - 2 September 2011, Bordeaux, France, pp. 491-502. ISBN 978-3-642-23399-9 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23400-2_45


The energy efficiency of ICT has become a major issue with the growing demand of Cloud Computing. More and more companies are investing in building large datacenters to host Cloud services. These datacenters not only consume huge amount of energy but are also very complex in the infrastructure itself. Many studies have been proposed to make these datacenter energy efficient using technologies such as virtualization and consolidation. Still, these solutions are mostly cost driven and thus, do not directly address the critical impact on the environmental sustainability in terms of CO2 emissions. Hence, in this work, we propose a user-oriented Cloud architectural framework, i.e. Carbon Aware Green Cloud Architecture, which addresses this environmental problem from the overall usage of Cloud Computing resources. We also present a case study on IaaS providers. Finally, we present future research directions to enable the wholesome carbon efficiency of Cloud Computing.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cloud computing, green IT, resource management
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Distributed systems and algorithms
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Mitigation of climate change
Objective Field:Management of greenhouse gas emissions from information and communication services
UTAS Author:Garg, SK (Dr Saurabh Garg)
ID Code:93880
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-08-20
Last Modified:2018-03-09

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